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Afterschool Club


Our new Afterschool Club will be open from Wednesday 5 September and will be run on behalf of Newent Federation Schools by local childcare provider Happy Turtles. Based in the Elliot Room, the Afterschool Club will have full use of the extensive facilities and outside spaces that the school offers. 

We will offer continuous provision and will follow your children’s lead on what they’d like to do and how they like to play and relax. All the while, we’ll provide board games, books & quiet corner, arts & crafts, Lego & construction, role play… and much more, so that they have plenty of choice and variety. There’ll also be on-going themes & projects, such as cooking, exercise & well-being, The Great Outdoors, Popcorn Club and games night. So there’ll always be something for all different ages and interests.


The club will be Ofsted registered and there will be a minimum of two staff every day supervising the children and running the club, who are highly experienced and fully qualified, including food hygiene and first aid.

After School will be a No Phone Zone for both children & grown-ups! Everyone will be asked to hand in their phone if brought on site. It will be stored securely until leaving. Children will be escorted from school to Happy Turtles by a member of staff.


A free snack will be provided for everyone and for those that would like something larger, Turtle Tea is available at a small cost (£1.50).

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 3:15 – 6:00pm during term time only

Booking a place
We are taking bookings now and it is first-come-first-served. There are 18 places available each day. We are offering a special launch offer and all bookings for Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September are Free of Charge!  A sibling discount of 15% is offered for each siblling booking.


The Standard Sessions must be booked by the end of the previous half term for the whole of the next half term. Ad Hoc bookings are also always welcome if we have spaces available.


To book a place for you child please do one of the following:
Use the online enquiry form available here   http://bit.ly/NewentAfterschool

Or Email fran@happyturtles.co.uk


We will then get in touch and send you a registration pack, which must be completed and returned for each child attending before a booking can be confirmed.

Sessions and Fees


Standard sessions
(Must be booked by the end of the previous half term)
3:15pm - 4:00pm         £3.75 
3:15pm - 5:00pm         £8.25 
3:15pm - 6:00pm         £13.75 
4:00pm - 5:00pm         £5.00
4:00pm - 6:00pm         £10.00
4:00pm starts are for children attending school-run clubs before coming to Afterschool Club.
Turtle Tea                    £1.50


Adhoc and bespoke bookings
Anything not booked before the end of the previous half term or bookings that are non-standard sessions - each
15 minutes                  £1.50


Invoicing and payment
Happy Turtles will issue invoices to you monthly, one week before each month’s sessions start and they are payable by the first day of the booking; so basically it’s in advance for the coming month. All payments need to be made by bank transfer – no cash or cheques. They do accept Employer Vouchers and Tax-free Childcare.