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Dragons Before & After School Club


Wrap around care and Holiday provision


Dragons – supporting families at our school with before and after school care and holiday clubs.


Dragons is the before and after school club here at Balsall Common. This provision is popular with our community for a number of reasons. Firstly, we support working families who need high quality, wrap around care. This means that children can be looked after from 07:30 until 18:00 each day if needed. Our flexible pricing means that you can pay for the time you use, or additional breakfast, if that will help. We are here to make sure that children are well cared for up to the time school starts and then again at the end of the day if needed.


The quality of what we provide is also a major reason that so many families choose to use us! With a range of exciting activities to choose from, and with staff who know the children so well, the care we provide is second to none. Children will have the opportunity to develop socially, physically, emotionally and academically while they are with us.


For our reception age children we recommend that you use Pathways for out of school hours car, unless your child has an older sibling in school. We are delighted that Pathways provide good quality care on our site and have enjoyed a long-standing, good relationship with them.


If you want to find out more about what we can provide, how to book a place or have any further questions please email us at:


Lindsey – Dragons Manager


Dawn – Dragons Assistant Manager


Contact details:

01676 532 254 ext 258

(Operated between 07:30 - 09:00 + 15:15 - 18:00)

To register your child with us at Dragons please follow this link:

Extremely flexible booking system

For information regarding your account balance or childcare vouchers please contact Ms Lindsey Lisseman at


£7- Breakfast club- Open from 7.30 AM

A healthy breakfast is available consisting of a selection of cereals, toast with spreads, porridge and fruit. We offer quiet activities in the morning such as board games, colouring and construction blocks. At 8.45 Ks2 children are released to their classrooms from the studio independently and children in KS1 are walked to their classrooms by the Dragons’ play leaders.

Afterschool Club-

Short stay £7- 15:20 - 16:30

Extended Short Stay £8.50- 15:20 - 17:00

Long Stay £12- 15:20 - 18:00

At 15:20 two members of staff collect the children from KS1 from the atrium and walk them down safely to the studio. Children from KS2 make their way to the studio independently when they are released from class (A register is sent to all class teachers each morning to ensure they know to go to Dragons). Children are registered all together in the studio and then offered a light snack. Snack could include fruit loaf, cheese wraps and a salad selection. Arts and crafts are offered daily and based on a weekly theme. The children have access to outdoor play and have use of the KS2 playground, field and the adventure playground during dry weather. We can take your children to, and pick them up at the end, the  afterschool clubs runs by the staff, swimming lessons, run by tss (the swim school) and drama sessions, run by Stagecoach.

We have tea at 16:30; a cold tea can be provided by the school kitchen at an extra cost of £2.45. Alternatively children can bring a packed tea.

Holiday club- Open 07:30 - 18:00

We have a variety of sessions available


First child


7.30 AM – 12.30 PM



9.00 AM- 12.30 PM



7.30 AM- 4.30 PM



9.00 AM- 4.30 PM



12.30 PM- 4.30 PM



12.30 PM- 6.00 PM



7.30 AM- 6.00 PM



9.00 AM- 6.00 PM




During the school holidays, we are very lucky to have access to all of schools facilities including the swimming pool, ICT suite, adventure playground, the field and playground.

Staff are trained to National Life Saving Qualification in order that we can offer swimming daily. Arts and crafts and cooking is also available daily during the holidays. Children are also welcome to bring in their bikes or scooters, together with a helmet.

An in depth activity planner is available to view on the school’s Facebook page and gets sent out to parents via email a few weeks before each half term.

We offer a healthy snack during the morning and afternoon session and fruit is available all through the day.

Children are required to bring in a packed lunch. If your child is staying past 16:30 they are also welcome to bring in a packed tea.