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The Den

We aim to provide children with good quality out of school childcare. Creating a relaxed, secure, enjoyable and anti-discriminatory atmosphere for all the children attending the Den.


The Den provides a safe, happy, clean and healthy environment for children who are attending St Mary and St Margaret's School. The Den operates before and after school and also a holiday scheme.

After school children are collected from within school by 2 members of The Den staff.  If a child is participating in an extra curriculum activity within the school pupils can be collected by The Den staff at the appropriate time. Prior notice must be given.

Breakfast consists of a variety of cereals, toast with jam, honey and marmalade and for drinks either apple, orange juice or milk. During the afternoon session children are given a snack. These range from sandwiches, wraps, crackers, beans/spaghetti on toast or soup. Desserts consist of angel delight, jelly and fresh fruit. Drinks are available throughout all sessions.

Child Care Team

Pauline Barritt- Manager
Shirley Wingate- Assistant Manager
Philip Barritt- Food coordinator
Karen Pegg - Playworker

Opening Hours

Breakfast club
Monday - Friday

Afternoon sessions
3.15- 4.30
Monday- Friday

Monday- Friday

3.15- 5.45
Monday - Friday

Holiday Scheme Dates

October Half Term
28th October - 1st November 2019
February Half Term
17th February - 21st February 2020

Summer Holiday

20th July - 31st July 2020

All day (7.30-5.45)


All day (8.30-3.30)

For any other hours needed
Hourly rate

Any further information please contact Pauline Barritt on 07981294983.
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