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After School Club


Our new After School Club is run on behalf of Newent Federation Schools by local childcare provider Happy Turtles. Based in the Elliot Room, the After School Club has full use of the extensive facilities and outside spaces that the school offers. 

We offer continuous provision and 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 are also on-going themes & projects, such as cooking, exercise & well-being, The Great Outdoors, Popcorn Club and games night. So there is always something for all different ages and interests.


The club is 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 Club is 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).

Contact details


Mrs Scott, Miss Rooker, Miss Jones

After School Club staff L to R: Mrs Scott, Miss Rooker & Miss Jones


  • You can call us on weekday evenings between 3:15 and 6:00pm on 01531 820700 or 01531 820589 (press Option 3).
  • At any other time and for general enquiries, please email us at newent@happyturtles.co.uk
  • If it's really urgent then call Fran on 07718 072499.               


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.  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.

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.

After School Club Leaflet