Wraparound Care: Before and After School Clubs and Holiday Clubs

We offer two wraparound club rooms for children who attend Three Lane Ends Academy.

Brambly Hedge Day Nursery has a strong reputation within the local community for offering high quality care and learning for 0-5 year olds. Likewise, our wrap around care for 3-11 year olds, aims to provide parents with peace of mind and reassurance that their children are being cared for in a quality environment which is staffed by trained and qualified early years professionals.

Our Before and After School Clubs and Holiday Clubs are based in their own separate rooms which gives children complete independence and their ‘own space’ away from our younger children (0-5 year olds).

Our Before and After School care and pick up service is solely for use for children attending our neighbouring school, Three Lane Ends Academy, (we do not offer a pick up service from any other school)

Breakfast Club: 7.30-9.00am (School Term Time Only) You are able to drop off your child in the morning at Brambly Hedge and we will give them a tasty breakfast and then take them safely to school (Three Lane Ends Academy). Breakfast is served buffet style, so children can make their own choices and includes plenty of healthy options – wholemeal toast, choice of toppings, cereals and fresh fruit. We also supervise a wide range of free choice activities, indoors and outdoors, to ease them gently into the day.

After School Club: 3.00-6.00pm (School Term Time Only) We will collect your child from school (Three Lane Ends Academy) and walk back to the nursery. To satisfy their hunger after a busy day at school, we will provide a freshly prepared healthy snack. We will keep your child happily entertained with lots of different activities such as art and crafts, computer games, board games and jigsaws, construction toys and both small world play and role play. Children will also have access to outdoor play in our own safe and secure woodland play area where children will participate in treasure hunts, picnics etc. We also plan regular themed activities and special events. If your child would rather get on with their homework, we make sure they have a quiet spot and appropriate support.

Holiday Club: 8.00am (an earlier 7.30am start is available at a small extra cost)-6.00pm (During all School Holidays, excluding Bank Holidays) Our Holiday Club is suitable for children aged between 3-11 years old. Children who attend the holiday club who are 3 must be attending a part time school nursery class. Children who attend the holiday club who are 4 must have commenced Reception Class at school. If your child is 4 and has not yet started school, subject to availability, you can book ad hoc sessions in our Pre-School.

Our Holiday Club provides the support you need and gives children the chance to take part in a wide variety of carefully planned and free choice activities, with strong adult support and guidance. For example, children will have access to creative workshops, games, a giant connect four, computer games, books, sports, outdoor play and exploring nature, picnics, treasure hunts, dance, art, cookery, construction toys, dolls, role play, music and culturally themed weeks.

Our Holiday Club is open to all children from the whole of Castleford and the surrounding areas (Methley, Normanton and Pontefract).

We are proud of our excellent reputation within the local community (and beyond) that Brambly Hedge children, on entering school, are very advanced and confident in their basic skills and social skills. Since building the new pre-school, some of our parents are already taking the decision to keep their child with us for a longer period of time as they are confident that their child will be supported in a highly professional manner to make good progress in their learning and development.

What Our Parents Say

“I have been very happy with Brambly Hedge Day Nursery. The staff to children ratio is very good. My child, who speaks little English, has been very happy which is very important to me.” (N H).