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Hoots after school and holiday club

Hoots is managed by our Day manager Charlotte Meachen who is supported by a team of qualified, dedicated, caring and enthusiastic playworkers who have a wide range of experience in the childcare field.

Hoots - Breakfast Clubs

Hoots offers a breakfast club which is situated at Toftwood Infant School. Our breakfast club is open from 7.30am - 9.00am and families  can access our breakfast club and all children have the option of having breakfast which includes a variety of cereals, toast and a drink between 7.30am and 8.00am.

Our breakfast club offers a wide range of activities including a selection of board games, construction toys, colouring sheets and books, with the aim being to provide a quiet and relaxing start to their school day. At 8.40am we depart from the clubs with Toftwood Infant and Toftwood Junior School children walking to school and those children from Scarning and Yaxham Primary Schools being transported to school in the Hoots vehicles.

Hoots – After School Clubs

Hoots offers Two After School Clubs, one situated within Toftwood Infant School with the other club situated at Toftwood Junior School.

We are delighted to inform you that our after school club situated at Toftwood Infant School is currently rated as outstanding with Ofsted following an inspection in March 2016. We are also delighted to inform you that our after school club situated at Toftwood Junior School has also been rated as outstanding with Ofsted following an inspection in February 2017.

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Children from both Toftwood schools walk back to Hoots whilst children from Yaxham and Scarning Primary Schools are collected and escorted back to the clubs in one of the Hoots vehicles.

Both clubs operate from a large hall and offer a wide range of activities tailored to suit our age range of children aged between 4 to 14 years old.

Hoots also offers an extensive range of outdoor provision including tents, den building, sports equipment, outdoor toys and tools for exploring the outdoor environment. The children are also provided with lightweight hi-visibility jackets enabling them to access our outdoor provision in all seasons.

"The leadership and management of the club are inspirational. Managers are incredibly knowledgeable, highly skilled and show a dedication to providing the highest quality care for children. They are exceptional role models for the staff team who emulate the commitment and passion of the managers."  Ofsted 2016


Currently, we also offer additional clubs over the course of the week. Our homework club whereby the children have the opportunity to read to an adult or complete their homework in a quiet and dedicated area is extremely popular with children and especially parents Additionally we also offer a cooking club, dance club and ICT club, all are well attended by our children and complements to the extra curriculum activities that Hoots offers. Members of staff are always on hand encouraging the children as well as offering support when required.Once a term our children design and produce their own Hoots magazine.This is totally designed and created by the children and is then published and distributed to all parents via E mail.

"Children's behaviour is outstanding. Children of all ages play exceptionally well together. They use wonderful manners, invite one another to play and develop a healthy respect for others." Ofsted 2016


In addition to these activities, Hoots provides the children with a home from home environment where they are able to play with all of their favourite toys, games and consoles including the Nintendo Wii and playstation3. There is also a soft furnished area within our clubs for the children to chill out and relax after a busy school day.

We also offer our parents a parent portal which provides our families with an easily accessible means of accessing a variety of photos capturing the huge range of experiences we engage with at Hoots.Our parent portal is password protected  whereby all parents have their own unique password to access this site.

"The play and learning environment comes alive as children arrive and immediately begin to choose and use resources to develop their ideas and imagination." Ofsted 2017

Fees – Breakfast Club and After School Clubs


Fee Structure

Standard Rate

Sibling Discounted Rate

Breakfast Club from 7.30am



Breakfast Club from 8.00am



After School Charge Until 5.00pm



After School Charge Until 5.30pm



After School Charge Until 6.00pm







Hoots Holiday Club

Our After School and Holiday Clubs have different identities, as our Holiday Club is operated on an “ad-hoc” basis. All children are welcome to attend Hoots during the school holidays whether or not they access one of our breakfast or after school clubs. If you would like your children to attend our holiday club please contact us and we will then ensure that you will automatically receive a copy of our reservation form for all future school holidays.
Holiday Club reservation forms detailing planned activities, trips and visits are distributed approximately 4 weeks prior to the school holidays.

"Staff have an excellent understanding of children's developmental needs." Ofsted 2016


In cases of limited spaces for trips or visits etc our After School Club and Breakfast Club children receive priority bookings followed by our full time Holiday Club children, we then we offer spaces on a loyalty basis before offering any additional spaces on a first come first served basis.

"Staff maintain a fully inclusive practice where children of all ages and abilities play harmoniously together. Younger children feel empowered to learn from the older children, which helps them to quickly learn new skills and gain new experiences." Ofsted 2017

Our holiday club operates from Toftwood Infant School from 8.00am – 6.00pm each day, although care from 7.30am can be provided at Little Owls.

Activities at the Holiday Club

Our objective at the holiday club is to provide a fun, relaxed and stimulating environment for the children in our care. The Hoots staff will plan a range of activities to ensure that the children are able to enjoy a wonderful break from school. As well as providing an excellent service to working parents, we are able to offer an environment which enables children to engage in activities and projects not always possible within their own homes. We are confident that children who attend Hoots will go home with tales of the activities they have enjoyed, friends that they have made and the fun that they have had.

"Children build exceptionally secure bonds with the warm and caring staff. Staff are astutely aware of children's individual characteristics and provide targeted support to ensure children feel safe and happy." Ofsted 2017

During the school holidays, we offer a varied range of internal visits. In the past Hoots have enjoyed a wide range of in-house visits such as Banham Zoo, Janel’s Music Academy, Mini Monsters Roadshow, Elite Training, Street Dance Club, Jaya Bollywood Dance, the clay barn,the Police, Norfolk Falconry and  Soccer Schools. Our Hoots parties at Halloween, Christmas and the end of the summer holidays also prove very popular. In addition, we also offer a range of arts and crafts, games, sports and equipment for the children to enjoy over the holiday period, details of which are provided in the reservation forms.

FEES - Holiday club

9.00am – 1.00pm


1.00pm – 5.00pm


9.00am – 3.00pm


9.00am – 5.00pm


8.00am – 6.00pm


Block Booking rate of 50 hours (full week)


Cooked Lunch




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