After school club

Go Bananas After School Club is fully committed to offering the best possible quality of care after school to children, aged 4-11 years who attend the Club, helping them to develop, discover, enjoy themselves and grow as human beings in a safe, secure and caring environment. 

To do this, the Club’s Staff will work together and build effective partnerships with parents/guardians, schools, and local authority agencies to support every single child in an appropriate and beneficial way with the needs, safety and interests of the child at the centre.

Here are few comments from our most recent ofsted report

“Children are cared for by qualified staff who show genuine enthusiasm and commitment for children attending the club.” 

“Children play in a safe and a secure environment, children’s welfare is safeguarded”

“There is a friendly atmosphere and children behave very well” 

“Children are settled and secure, as staff welcome children and have formed warm and friendly relationships with them.” 

“A variety of challenging activities and fun learning opportunities are provided that interest children.”

Go Bananas After School Club is regulated by Ofsted (EY558488). The Club became under new ownership on 16/4/18 and while we await our first inspection and rating under our new owners, the day to day running and staffing of the Club remains the same as that; of the Club's previous Ofsted inspection in 2017 under the  

                                                                                                                              old registration number (EY454773).

                     Under the old registration, we were very proud of the most recent  Ofsted rating of 'Good' (June 2017), comments of which can be found above.

                               Our Go Bananas After School Club Manager is Angela Taylor and Sarah Drysdale is the Go Bananas After School Club Assistant Manager.


             We are very proud of what we and our children achieve each day in the Club and welcome visitors to meet us and learn more about both the Club and us.

                                                                               Please call Angela or Sarah on 01206 761762 for more information or to arrange a visit.


Go Bananas After School Club provides after school care from 3:00pm-6:30pm Monday to Friday (term time only). Prior to childcare commencing, the Club's Management team will arrange a Welcome Visit where parents and children can meet staff and see how the Club operates.


Fees & Costs:

Go Bananas After School Club invoices monthly, or weekly at the Manager’s discretion. By enrolling children in the Go Bananas After School Club, you will be entering a contract that will continuously roll until notice of termination is given.


Please note that all fees must be paid in advance of children attending. Failure to pay in advance will result in the childcare being terminated. Our Fees for the Sept 2020 - July 2021 academic year are:

Sessions per week: Fee:
1                     £19
2                     £38
3                     £54
4                     £72
5                     £90

We offer a sibling discount of 15% for families with more than one child attending.

If you choose to have transport to the Club, arranged by Go Bananas, additional costs will apply. Transport is provided by Five Seven's Taxi Company (01206 577 777). Taxi drivers will collect designated children from a designated point at school and bring them straight to Go Bananas Play Centre where they will be signed in with a member of staff.

Our friendly and encouraging After School Club staff are committed to ensuring that all children who attend the Club have an enjoyable time, with a wide range of experiences; all in a safe, secure and caring environment.

Go Bananas After School Club Routine

Upon arrival, children are greeted by our staff and have a snack and drinking water/squash is always available.


Children then have the chance to play our Aztec Adventure Frame, whilst supervised by staff. We then move to our secure After School Club rooms, located upstairs where children have access to a wide range of different activities and resources. There is something for everyone, both whole group activities and the opportunity for free-choice.

Favourite Activities include:
- Structured group games & activities
- Arts & crafts
- Cookery
- Puzzles & board games
- Lego & building blocks
- Imaginative play
- Nintendo Wii & TV time

While upstairs, children receive a light evening meal and dessert. This is included as standard. Support is always available for homework & quiet reading. Our staff are more than happy to provide support for children with school work and academic skills, for example reading, writing and counting. Please do talk to us if you would like help in any specific areas.

We actively encourage the children attending to make the Club their own, so if they have any activities, ideas or requests we will endeavour to achieve them.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Club's management team on 01206 761762  or email us on  to arrange a no obligation visit to see how brilliant our Club is!



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"My daughter's have been attending ASC ever since they stated infant school and they have loved every moment there. The team are friendly and supportive and really put the time into getting to know my girls as individuals so that they can ensure that there are activities that interest them each evening and that they feel safe. Additionally, when one of my daughters was struggling to adapt to having to wear an eye patch for medical reasons and no longer wished to wear it at school due to reactions from her peers, Angela and her team helped out by not only ensuring that she instead wore it for the allotted time during the ASC hours but also by running a fun event for the other children to design an eye patch for my daughter, thus removing the stigma. I don’t think I would have been able to continue my University studies and career without the amazing team at Go Bananas ASC and the kind care and attention given to my daughters. I never feel guilty about the time they spend there because they always have so much fun.”

"My 6 year old daughter loves Go Bananas after school club. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming. My child is always fed, looked after and have fun whilst there.“

"I feel so relaxed when my children are with you. They are always well feed looked after and have a brilliant time  - thank you always.“

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