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Before & After School Care

There is provision of before and after school care through a number of privately registered child-minders based locally, as well as our on-site provider 'Kingfisher Buddies'

Kingfisher Buddies Bramhope is a privately run before and after school Club and is located within Bramhope Primary School. The club provides out of school childcare for children from reception age up to year 6, who attend the school. The club is committed to providing high quality childcare.

Kingfisher Buddies Bramhope is registered with Ofsted who ensure we comply with all regulations set out in The Children Act 1989, the EYFS statutory framework and uphold the Welfare Requirements set by them. To view the most recent Ofsted report please click here. All staff are vetted through the Criminal Records Bureau to ensure they are suitable to work with children. Staff at the club hold relevant and up to date childcare qualifications and have varied and substantial experience of working with children.

The club offers a healthy and varied range of food and fresh drinking water each day. For breakfast we offer a selection of cereals and toast. For our afternoon sessions, we offer a cold option of sandwiches with ham, cheese or jam or a hot option ranging from tomato pasta, noodles, tomato or chicken soup, pasta carbonara, spaghetti Bolognese, pasta and meatballs, Hotdogs, chicken curry or chilli. This is a snack size portion.

The club provides plenty of indoor and outdoor activities throughout the sessions. There are a variety of toys, construction resources, books, games, DVDs, dressing up and a full role play area for children of all ages. There are also plenty of organised activities including: painting, clay modelling, playdough, junk modelling, papier Mache, den making, musical games, parties and much more. Outside the children use the playground, garden area and school field with a variety of sporting toys and games, a parachute, sand and digging area, growing patch, water tray and mud kitchen.

Meet the Kingfishers Team


     Natalie Ellam                        Lucy Smith                           Katie Arbon                        Julie Ratcliffe


The club is open for 3 sessions a day (term time):

Session 1 Morning 7.40am till 8.50am

Session 2 Afternoon 3.15pm till 5.15pm

Session 3 Afternoon 5.15pm till 6.15pm


Fees for September 2023

Session 1 - £7.00 per child per session 

7.40am to 8.50am

Session 2 - £13.00 per child per session

3.15pm to 5.15pm 

Session 3 - £3.00 per child per session

5.15pm to 6.15pm

Other Fees

Annual registration fee - £12.00 per family 

Late payment fee £20.00

Late arrival past 6.15pm - £5.00 per 5 mins or part thereof 


For information & booking please call Natalie on:

07436 015317 or email