What We Do

Little Rascals Out Of School offers Breakfast and After School Club facilities for children in reception class to age eleven.

Working within the framework of OFSTED and the Early Years Foundation Stage, we are obliged to allocate a "key person" to all Reception age children. The "key person" will monitor the child's progress at the Club. This is designed to complement and enhance school records.

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At the Church Hall site the children are walked in a "Walking Bus" formation to or from their schools by a Walker. This ten to fifteen minute walk is very good for all of the children. For safety reasons we expect the children to walk properly as their behaviour could affect the safety of the group and also reflect on the Club and it's staff. Our Policies and Procedures manual is available for perusal each day during session time.

At the Cherry Tree School branch, Breakfast Club start at 07:30 and the children will be taken to their classrooms for the 08:50 morning bell. They will be collected from their classrooms for afternoon sessions. This site is only open to pupils attending Cherry Tree School and closes at 18:00 each evening.

At Club the children are given breakfast or light tea and cared for in the safe, secure and closed access surroundings that the Church Hall or school premises offer until it is time to either go to school or their parent or guardian collects them from after school sessions.

Each afternoon we have half an hour of 'quite time'. This is designed to give children the chance to do their homework, read, do colouring or just sit quietly if they wish. The children do not particularly like this part of the session but their parents do! This takes place straight after their refreshments in order to allow their tea to go down.

We pride ourselves on being a Screen and Keyboard free zone. You will not find a television, DVD, Gameboy, Wii etc. at any Little Rascals Out Of School site. Your children come to our Clubs to play and interact with other children, not to sit down with a gadget!

All sessions are operated on weekdays during school term time only.
Breakfast Club: 07:30 - 09:00 (Church Hall and both Parkgate sites) 07:30 - 08:50 (Cherry Tree School branch)
After School Club: 15:00 - 18:30 (Church Hall and both Parkgate sites) 15:15 - 18:00 (Cherry Tree School branch)

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About Us

Learn how Little Rascals Out Of School started.

A list of the North Watford schools we currently serve.

Find out where we are based.

View our current policies and procedures.

View our current fees and charges.

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We opened a new Breakfast and After School Club at Parkgate Infants School on 4th January 2018.

For any Parkgate Infants School children who use the Church Hall or Parkgate Junior School sites at the moment, the "Walking Bus" will STILL leave the Junior School site at 08:45 and the Church Hall site at 08:25 each morning. The afternoon "Walking Buses" from the Infants School to the Junior School and Church Hall sites will continue to operate as at present.

We accept Childcare Voucher payments, Tax Free Childcare payments and Internet Banking payments etc. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYMENTS BY CASH OR CHEQUE.

Little Rascals Out Of School started a Breakfast Club in September 2006. Children have breakfast on arrival and then play until the "Walking Bus" sets off for school.

After much planning and organising, in 2006, we at last got our Play Area at the rear of the Church site. Waste ground that had lain idle and been an eye-sore for years has been made over to create a safe and secure play area for Little Rascals Out Of School.

From April 2013 we started running a school based facility at Cherry Tree School. This site offers both Breakfast and After School Club facilties.

From September 2015, our Breakfast Clubs will both open at 07:30 and the After School Club at our North Watford Methodist Church site and both Parkgate School sites will remain open until 18:30. The After School Club at Cherry Tree School will continue to close at 18:00.

In the Spring of 2016, we started Breakfast and After School Club operations at Parkgate Mixed Junior School.

It was our fourteenth birthday on 2nd September 2017. Little Rascals Out Of School opened its doors in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Our parents appreciate the fact that the children get away from their own school sites after school closes. The walk to the Club and making friends with children from other schools is a real benefit to all.



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Download our latest brochure. This gives you more information about Little Rascals Out Of School.

Download an application form for your child. this must be signed and submitted with the Terms and Conditions and Booking form.

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Contact Information

Manager - Mrs. Moira Hine

Business telephone numbers

Methodist Church Hall site - 07496-081326
Cherry Tree School site - 07538-753023
Parkgate Junior School site - 07496-081374
Parkgate Infants School site - 07939-488265
Moira Hine - General enquiries and new clients - 07763-214360


North Watford Methodist Church Hall, The Harebreaks, Watford, Herts., WD24 6NF
Cherry Tree School, Berry Avenue, Watford, Herts., WD24 6ST
Parkgate Junior Mixed School, Southwold Road, Watford, Herts., WD24 7DN
Parkgate Infants School, Northfield Gardens, Watford, Herts., WD24 7RL
Postal address - 58 Hazel Tree Road, Watford, Herts., WD24 6RQ

Electronic mail (not to be used for emergency contact)

Church Hall site: churchsite@littlerascalsoutofschool.co.uk
Cherry Tree School site: cherrytree@littlerascalsoutofschool.co.uk
Parkgate Junior School site: parkgate@littlerascalsoutofschool.co.uk
Parkgate Infants School site: parkgateinfants@littlerascalsoutofschool.co.uk
General Information: info@littlerascalsoutofschool.co.uk