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About Us

The Den Out Of School Club is a wrap around childcare venture that evolved from a Childminding Partnership. After doing the necessary qualifications, undergoing an OFSTED inspection and getting enough equipment together we finally opened in November 2013.

We originally operated from Millhouses Methodist Church and provided wrap around childcare for children from 3 years. Since opening we have moved to our current location at St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School and now provide after school childcare.

We are OFSTED registered on the Early Years Register as well as both the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. We are currently registered to provide care for up to 70 children.

Sessions run during St Wilfrid's school term time from 3:00pm until 6:00pm every week day.

We may expand this care in the future to provide holiday time care, please speak to us if this is something you would be interested in.

Our Aim

We aim to provide a quality, caring, secure environment where standards are high, independence can be developed and where there is a wealth of learning through play.


We want every child to be fully involved and contribute to the running of The Den so that we can help the children in our care achieve their goals and promote self-esteem.

Our rules at The Den emphasise the importance of Respect. Respect towards self, others and the environment. We have club rules for the children to follow and will regualarly review these with the children as an important part of our evaluation of the service.

For parents/carers we aim to offer consistent, reliable after school care where parents/carers feel safe in the knowledge that their child is being well cared for.

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