Breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs
Many working parents in Plymouth rely on breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs to provide childcare and supervision outside of standard school hours. These clubs offer various activities in a recreational environment for 4-11-year-olds before school, after school, and during school holidays.
Breakfast clubs operate on school grounds, usually from 7:30am to 9am. Children can eat breakfast, play games, and take part in arts, crafts or sports before the school day starts.
After-school clubs usually run from 3pm to 6pm, allowing flexibility for working parents to pick up children later. Activities include homework help, video games, movies, indoor/outdoor play and more.
Holiday clubs open during school holidays and teacher training days. They provide full-day care most commonly through games, sports, drama, arts and outdoor time.
Staffing and safety
Clubs must meet regulations around ratios, facilities, staff training, and policies for health, safety and behaviour management. Clubs are run by schools or approved private/voluntary providers. Staff are background checked and trained in childcare, first aid and nutrition.
Where to find breakfast, after-school and holiday clubs in Plymouth
Club sessions, times and prices vary throughout the city and for the latest information please view the organisation's website or social media channels. Please note that not all locations will provide all three options so it's worth checking.
- Schools in Plymouth
Includes Nursery, Infant, Junior, Primary, Secondary, Key Stage 4, or Special Schools in Plymouth, plus Specialist Support Centres, ACE, colleges, and training providers.
- Pre-School, Day Nurseries and Out-Of-School Care
- Children's Centres in Plymouth
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the typical opening hours?
Most breakfast clubs open from 7:30am to 9am. After-school clubs usually run from 3pm to 6pm. Holiday clubs generally operate 8am-6pm during school holidays.
What is the typical cost?
Fees vary by provider but average £5 to £15 per session for after-school and breakfast clubs. Holiday clubs range from £10 to £30 per day.
What activities are offered?
Popular activities include arts & crafts, team games, outdoor sports, board games, video games, homework/reading time, music/drama, and free play.
Is food provided?
Breakfast is served in the morning. Afternoon snacks are usually provided. Parents must pack lunch for holiday clubs.