Hardys Den After School & Holiday Clubs


Join us for Easter – 8th – 12th April 2024!


Book your child’s places now- complete our enquiry form or contact us through the Famly app!


Hardys Den is where children have fun and gain new opportunities & experiences whilst parents have peace of mind knowing their child is in safe hands.

We are also here to help parents and carers whose working or training hours lead to difficulties for out of school hours childcare.  We aim to provide good quality, affordable childcare for parents who are working or training, and also for parents who feel that their children would benefit from attending the club and the opportunities that we offer.  The clubs create an environment in which children can enjoy developing, growing and learning together.  Our philosophy affords both children and parents the opportunity to fulfil their own aspirations and potential.

Play is the essential part to every child’s learning and you can be assured that our clubs have well trained and caring staff to provide excellent quality, high staff to child ratios (min 1 adult to every 8 children) and a happy, fun-filled environment.

All activities are age appropriate and we aim to meet the needs of all children attending the club.  We strive to provide equipment and activities which promote non-stereotypical images and traditions.  We hope to raise children’s awareness of today’s society through play activities, celebrating festivals, visitors to the setting and displaying positive images around the playrooms.

Activity programmes are developed by both staff and children and include a wide variety of opportunities.  The programmes are not set in stone however as children are always given the opportunity to choose activities which may not already be included in the planned programme, adapting and developing the resources we have available.

Hardys Den is open for children aged 3-11 years (term after 3rd birthday) for 49 weeks per year.

Whilst we are open to all children, priority for places is given to Signhills Pre-school, Infant & Junior Academy children as we are unable to collect or drop at other school sites. Children from other schools are especially welcomed to join us during school holidays.

Flexible bookings available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Maintaining high adult to child ratios for children of all ages (min 1 adult to 8 children aged 3-11 years), excellent quality of care and terrific fun activities including cooking, indoor and outdoor games, themed sessions, local and wider outings, special visitors and a great many crafts.

After School Club

Term times only, weekdays 3.30-6pm- see fees page for session times and prices

Pre-school children are taken over to Hardys Den by Pre-school staff.

Infants children are collected from their classrooms and brought into the clubroom.

Junior children make their way through school into the clubroom.

Includes healthy fresh home-cooked tea for children staying beyond 4.30pm – menus are displayed in the clubroom. We cater for special dietary requirements, just let us know!

Our Healthy Eating menu’s are on display in the clubroom and we record each child’s meals/ food provided by us daily and share to each parent on our Famly software.

Holiday Club

School holidays, 8am to 6pm

Full or half day (5 hour blocks) places, discounts for siblings for full days and bookings taken over 5 consecutive days- see fees page for current prices

Breakfast and tea provided, children are requested to bring their own pack-up for lunch.

Children can make and join friends whilst they take part in outings, art, large and small crafts, themed weeks, music & dance, circus skills, games, cooking and baking, role play, special visitors, den making, parachute play, and of course lots of time for free play, both indoors and out!

Term Dates

For term dates please check here.


More information on fees and session times can be found here.

Where to find us!

Ofsted Report

Signhills Pre-school & Hardys Den Out-of-School Club are registered jointly.  Our latest Ofsted report can be found here

Waiting List Form