St Joseph’s Nympsfield Out of School Club (OOSC) is run as a charitable organisation to provide essential wrap around care. The OOSC operates from the Leigh building within the school grounds.
The OOSC will prioritise providing care for the pupils of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School. We also now offer wrap around care for pre-schoolers who are confident toilet users, aged 3-4 in their pre-school year; for example, if they are going to school in September 2024 then they will be able to use the facilities between September 2023-July 2024.
We also run a holiday club during February Half Term, one week at Easter and two weeks during the Summer Holiday. This is open to the same age children who attend the wrap around facilities.
St Joseph's Nympsfield Out of School Club is registered with the Charity Commission. Our registered number is 1084550. In addition, as the Club provides care for children under 8-years of age, we are also registered with Ofsted. Our Ofsted URN is 101856.
Breakfast: 7.45am - school opening
Afternoon: 3.15pm - 6.00pm
The OOSC provides a wealth of activities including (but not limited to):
- Inside activities - Cooking, craft, roll play, Lego, book club, imagination play, board games. Activities are both child and adult lead.
- Outside play - free play area, Didi cars, skipping, netball, imagination play, den making, tennis etc.
Every term a theme is adopted and activates are organised relating to this. For example, a recent topic was Travel. Topic activities included: cooking recipes from different countries, travel agency role play, a World Drumming Workshop and Games from around the world session provided by a third party.
The OOSC team firmly believe Sir Ranulph Finnes' mantra "there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing", which is why full waterproofs and wellies are available to all children attending OOSC. This enables them to enjoy the superb outside space available, no matter what the weather.
Any child attending St Joseph's Catholic Primary School may attend OOSC, subject to being registered on the online booking system
Children not registered on this system will not be able to attend OOSC, so even if you don't require a space at the moment, we would recommend you take five minutes to register now so that you could use the Club in case of emergencies.
Telephone: 01453 860 311
Mobile: 07564 764042
Email: OOSC@st-josephs.gloucs.sch.uk (Play Leader: Marie Knight)
The Club has a Facebook page which will be used to keep parents/carers up to date with the latest news, events and reminders from OOSC. Click here to join the group.