St Mary's Diamonds Before and After School Child Care Provision

We offer a safe and stimulating environment for the children, providing a wide range of activities from which children can choose. Parents, guardians and children are encouraged to visit the club prior to their starting date and encouraged to join a session at any time throughout the year.

Contact us: 07810 897 507

The Aims of the Provision

To provide an excellent service for parents and children alike.

To create a safe, well equipped, stimulating and happy environment in which they can learn, play and socialise.

To provide a wide range of activities, meeting the needs of all abilities and age groups within the club.

To encourage children to participate in all activities and respond to their needs.


Opening Times and Fees 2022-23


Morning Session

7.30am  - 8.55am daily

Breakfast is provided including cereals, toast, fruit and yoghurt.

Price £6.00


First Evening Session

3.15-5.00pm includes snacks and drinks

Price £ 6.00


Second Evening Session

5.00 - 6.00pm

Price £3.00


The scheme closes at 6.00 pm, if for any reason you are late there will be an additional charge of £10.00 for every 15 minutes.

Note:  The club does not operate during the holidays at present but there are plans to run a holiday club if enough interest is shown.


Booking Sessions

All sessions must be book online using the online Childcare Booking Scheme.

Payment is now made online at the time of booking and is paid for via childcare vouchers or paypal.

To access our booking system please click on the picture link.

Diamonds Staff

The club is managed by Gayna Jones and five qualified play workers. Staff members have many years experience working and looking after children and are encouraged to attend relevant training courses.

Each reception child in a group setting must be assigned a key person. A key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with the parents of the children in their group.


Gayna Jones

Diamonds Manager

Liz Owen

Play Worker

Julie Rawsthorne

Play Worker

Joanne Jones

Play Worker

Marina Harrison

Play Worker

Marie Littleford

Play Worker


All plans follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and are differentiated for all ages of children that use the club.

All activities are intended to be fun, interesting and enjoyable for all the children.  We aim for all children to be confident with their own judgement and decisions and to be happy and enjoy their time with us.  All children have the opportunity to develop many skills and a wide range of activities are on offer. 



Arts and Crafts - painting, clay work, model making, drawing, colouring, cutting, sticking, cooking, knitting, sewing and many more seasonal and multi-cultural activities.

Outdoor Activities - we have a large selection of games to choose from which are suitable for all ages.

Board and Box Games - we have a large selection of games to choose from which are suitable for all ages.

Card Games - Top Trumps, Uno and playing cards.

Dolls - We have a great selection of dolls and prams.

Construction - we have a great selection which includes Lego, duplo, Play Mobile, Knex and Meccano.

Baking - we run a baking session every week making a selection of biscuits, cakes and scones.



The club provides the children with a variety of refreshments during the first evening session and drinks are available at all times.  Toast and cereal is available until 8.30  in the morning sessions.

Illness and Medication

Contact details must be kept upto date via the online childcare booking scheme .

Medication cannot be given out by any member of staff or stored on school grounds.

Allergies and dietary requirements need to be kept upto date online as above.

Collection of Your Children

Please introduce yourself to the club’s manager and staff so that we are aware of the parents and guardians responsible for collecting each child. You must let us know if there is a change in routine and you have arranged for someone different to collect your child/children.

Please be aware that if a child is left for an unacceptable amount of time and we are unable to contact you, or one of your nominated contacts, then our policy is to contact the police and social services.

If you anticipate being late you must contact Diamonds in order for us to reassure your child.


Grievance Procedure

We hope you will have no need to use the grievance procedure, however, if you do please speak to the manager in the first instance.  After discussion with parents if the matter is not resolved it will then be referred to Mrs Hall, Head Teacher. 

Parents can also contact Ofsted with any complements, concerns and complaints.  A leaflet is also available from the Ofsted website at  Parents are encouraged to approach the manager at any time with any problems, questions, worries or general comments.  

To view our full Complaints Policy please visit the Policies page of our website.