After School Club

Park Academy Childcare provides after-school care at a number of our centres, with bus collection from many of the local schools. Our afterschool programme is devised and facilitated by our Afterschool Coordinator Charlene Quinn-Byrne and we have a fantastic team of after-school educators in every centre. Our team is passionate about childcare and are fully committed to fulfilling the needs of our after-school children. They also love to have fun!

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At After-school Club, our main objective is to create a fun yet stimulating environment where the children can continue to develop their social, physical, intellectual and emotional skills. We endeavour to create a loving and caring ‘home away from home’ environment where children can relax and feel comfortable after their day at school. We cater for all age groups, classes and needs. The afternoon routine revolves around the children and ensuring that all of their needs are met, whether these are big or small.

Each after-school space consists of a fun filled activity area and a dining/homework area. Our homework and dining area is simply laid out so as to provide a calm and relaxing environment with no unnecessary distractions. This allows the children to enjoy a nutritious meal or snack, chat with their friends and teachers about their day, and complete homework assignments (with one to one support when needed).

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Our activity rooms are organised into different areas of interest and we regularly update our rooms to reflect the children’s favourite activities. From a dress up area to a dedicated games corner, there is something for everyone at Club. Our after-school team communicate regularly with the children about their activities and give genuine consideration to their feedback and suggestions. Our aim is to create a space that children love to spend time in – so who better to give us this guidance?!

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One day every week is ‘clubs day’ and the children can choose from a range of extracurricular activities such as baking, science, Spanish, debating, martial arts and dance. The after-school children also take part in our JUMP sports and fitness programme with our very own Coach Eamonn.  Each week the Adventure Bus takes the children on a trip to a fun location and this is definitely a highlight for all! During school holidays our afterschool programme changes to full day camps with a new and exciting theme each week.

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Park Academy Childcare is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our families throughout their journey with us.

Here are just some of the reasons why our Afterschool is a parents No.1 choice:

  • Supervised homework support provided in a quiet, study-friendly environment
  • A nutritious snack on arrival as well as a hot meal prepared by our chef each day
  • A range of extracurricular activities such as science, dance and baking
  • An exciting trip each week – all aboard the ‘Adventure Bus’!
  • Fun full-day camps provided throughout the school holidays