BENEFITS OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL CARE

OUTLINING THE BENEFITS OF CHILDCARE FOR CHILDREN & PARENTS

OUTLINING THE BENEFITS

There are a number of benefits that out of school care can provide and not just for children. We outline just a few of the benefits below and just who they concern. Read more about the benefits to children, parents, schools and communities.

CHILDREN

Gain a positive approach when they play at a children’s centre
They learn about risks
Have access to different learning opportunities
A chance to develop new skills with different age groups.
To play safely
Road awareness

PARENTS

Reliable and qualified caring people looking after their children
Concentration at work knowing their child is safe.
Enables parents/carers to access work or training
Different or better their employment prospects
Homework help or extra learning outside school hours

SCHOOLS

Children can be involved in a variety of learning activities
Confident, motivated and more sociable children
Children attending before and after school clubs can be more attentive and ready to learn
Schools with after school care provision can be attractive to parents when choosing a school for their children

COMMUNITIES

Less traffic in the villages during busy times as children are cared for in clubs from 7am
Less congestion
Less children crossing busy roads