After Schools

MOYLE afterschools promotional video october 2020.mp4

After Schools

Larne YMCA After School Club opened on the 27th May 2002. The club is operated by three staff and is over-seen by the Larne YMCA Board of Management. Continued Professional Development is encouraged. Staff training and development needs are reviewed annually.

After School Club provides school aged sessional childcare for primary school children aged 5-11 years providing a child centered approach based on the Playwork principles. This gives children social and emotional development benefits that come from being able to choose and direct their own play.

Play Opportunities on offer include:

Freeplay- use of play spaces and any equipment needed

Outdoor play- tree climbing, outdoor football, nature walks and outdoor activities

Physical play- tennis, football, unihoc, parachute games

Sensory play- making play dough, stress balls,

Cooking activities- baking, making buns,

Art activities- junk art, painting, art competitions, art projects

Den building- using parachutes, cardboard and other materials

Garden projects- planting new tree/plants, working with local garden centre

Summer trips- Antrim Forum, Parks, zoo trips

Transitions projects- preparing P6&P7 for moving into new classes/schools

Home corner- dress up and kitchen etc

Table top play- jigsaws, board games etc

Our club has been deemed ‘Fit for Play’ by Playboard N.I. and has achieved a Quality Assurance award which demonstrates our commitment to quality play experiences for children.

Sample of daily routine

Pick-ups from Moyle, St McNissis, Larne and Inver Primary Schools. Children are and can be dropped in from other schools

Play (play spaces)

Healthy snack

Quiet area provided for any children who wish to do homework

Access to a homework club ( from April 2021 )

Opening Hours

Term time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm

School holidays: 8.45am – 5.30pm

The club is closed on all bank holidays.

For further information contact

After Schools Funding and Fees

Larne YMCA After School Club is registered and Inspected annually by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Fees are £15 per afternoon during term-time with a free school pick-up. School Holidays are charged at £15 per session (morning or afternoon.) Fees are to be paid monthly in advance.

Parents/carers must notify the office (028 2827 9331) if your child will not be attending the club or does not need to be picked up from school. Fees must be paid irrespective of whether your child is present or not.

After Schools Staff

The club is operated by three staff and is over-seen by the Larne YMCA Board of Management. The chairperson is Dr. S. Gourley who is registered person under Article 18 1a of the Children (NI) Order 1995. Staff continuously up-date their training in First Aid and Child Protection, in addition to attending many other training courses to up date their skills. Staff training and development needs are reviewed annually.

Moyle Primary School

We are excited to announce that we will be opening a new after school club at Moyle Primary School – please see our flyer below. If you have any further questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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