Childcare - Out of school hours

Out of School services enable school aged children to play, learn and have fun in groups.

They are usually based in or near schools and more are being set up to help families with working parents.

Out of school services can be registered with the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) and are inspected annually.  They are run by a team of staff, usually called play workers.

There are different types of out of school childcare, so pick a service which will suit you and the needs of your child.

 Plus Points:

  • Available to all children of school age
  • Children can learn, play and relax with their friends
  • Can be geared to the needs of children with working parents
  • What are the different types of out of school service?
  • Breakfast clubs open in the morning before schools start
  • After school clubs open in the afternoons and usually operate until 6.00pm

Holiday playschemes operate during the school holidays.  Opening times will vary. 

Please contact the Family Information Service for details of:

  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Afterschool Clubs
  • Holiday Playschemes 

For more information please visit www.merthyrfis.org



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