Helpston Playhouse provides  ‘Outstanding’ wrap around care for pupils attending John Clare Primary School, and for children aged 3 and above at Helpston Playhouse preschool.

Your child will feel at home in our wrap around care, available every day from 7.30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.


At our Out of School Club we provide a warm, safe, secure and relaxed environment from the age of 3 years. We offer a range of activities to reflect the interests of the children in our care.

What We Offer:

From January 2022, and within our hourly fee rate of £4, our Out of School Club members can participate in any of the activities we have on offer:

  • Forest School

  • Science Society

  • Gaming (KS2 children only)

  • Cinema Circle

  • Animating (KS2 only)

  • Baking

  • Gardening

Alongside the activities listed above, we also have:

  • Our very own, very popular, library, organised and managed by our KS2 ambassadors

  • The opportunity to play outside in our garden, including: basketball, football, scootering, den building, construction play, obstacle courses, tending to our vegetable patches, sand pit, mud kitchen, marble run, fire pit, tree climbing…

  • Inside, we have wonderful warming food and drink available, a snooker table, console gaming (for KS2 children), role play, crafting, cosmic yoga, music and dancing, and help with homework!

We are a Healthy Eating setting, and as such the children help to plan their own healthy snacks.

Between Breakfast Club and the start of school, staff accompany the younger children into their classrooms. Older children are able to walk across to their rooms independently.

In the afternoon, the children from Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 are collected from their classroom by a member of Out of School Club. Those children in years 5 and 6 are able to come over on their own.

Your child will feel at home in our wrap around care!


Early Bird Breakfast Club 7.30am-8.00am = £2 per session per child

Breakfast Club 8.00-9.00 = £4 per session per child

Out of School Club (available until 6pm Monday-Friday) = £4 per hour

Interested In Out of School Club? Contact Us