BDOOSC - Benton Dene Out of School Club

BDOOSC Aims:

At Benton Dene out of school club we aim to provide:

  • Outstanding childcare for children in an out of school setting. Children can feel at home in a secure environment that is safe, stimulating and friendly, where they can relax and enjoy a variety of activities.

  • We are committed to setting a good example by showing the children and each other respect, kindness and co-operation at all times.

  • We are committed to making sure that all children are treated fairly and equally, providing the same play and learning opportunities for everyone.

  • To provide an interesting and dynamic balance of activities allowing for active play to help in improving your child’s abilities.

General Information:

Benton Dene out of School Club has been operating since 1991.

The Club capacity is for 50+ children, and is open to children of ages 3 - 11 years.

Current Opening hours: Monday to Friday:-

Breakfast Club: 7.30am - 9.00am

Out of School Club: 3.15pm - 6.00pm.

Holiday Club: 8.00am - 5.00pm (7.30am – 6pm on request)

Children can attend term time from Benton Dene Schools, St. Bartholomews and St. Stephens Primary schools.

The Club provides a warm, safe environment for the children. It is not meant to be an extension of the school day. We ensure that there are quiet areas for reading and drawing and areas where the children can be active, energetic and creative. The staff participate in the games and activities and supervise as necessary.

During the Holidays we operate a more structured approach. We follow a theme for each week and all activities are based around this. This will include suggestions for themes from both staff and children made during Keyworker meetings. Details of the Holiday activities are available from staff. 

Out of School Club Early Years Provision Ofsted Inspection -  17th June 2015

Following our last Ofsted inspection, we are delighted to report that OOSC was graded as ‘Outstanding’ and are currently the only out of school club provision in North Tyneside to be awarded this. 

The report is available on the Ofsted website. The registration number is EY408023. We are absolutely delighted that the Inspector recognised the innovative and successful partnership that exists between OOSC and our school and I would like to congratulate Julie Jennings, Manager, Diane White/Sharon Willis, Deputy Managers, Gillian Reiling, Club Consultant and the Nursery Team for their contributions. This is a summary of the many strengths:

  • Partnerships with parents are outstanding;
  • Leadership is inspirational;
  • The quality of teaching is of a very high standard;
  • Children’s welfare and safety is exceptionally well promoted;
  • The staff team demonstrate exceptional practice which is worthy of dissemination to other settings.

Charging Policy:

The current charges are as follows:-

Breakfast Club

£5.00 per session, per child

Out of School Club

£5.00 until 4.30pm per child, then £8.00 until 6pm

Holiday Club

£20 for 1st child and £18.00 for siblings.

The Holiday Club session covers from 8.00am until 5.00pm.

Arrangements can be made to extend holiday cover if required at the extra cost of £2.00 per half-hour, per child.

There will also be the additional charge of £1.00 per trip, per family for Parents / Carers of children who need to be collected / dropped off at St.Stephens and St.Bartholomew’s Primary School. This is because there is extra staff required to be on duty to maintain child / worker ratios whilst staff are absent collecting / delivering children.

For more information or future bookings please contact Julie Jennings on 0191 6432743 or email bdoosc@hotmail.co.uk