After-school Playscheme

Welcome to Little Owl After-School Playscheme

Little Owl offers after-school care for 3-11 year olds from Monday to Thursday, 3.15-6.00.
Children can come for the whole session, for the time after school clubs (from 4.15) or for the first hour.

The scheme is intended to be flexible to allow parents to book only for the sessions they require (either the same days/times each week, or as needed). However, all bookings must be made 24 hrs in advance to ensure that the list of playscheme children is available for the school’s records first thing each school day.
Little Owl is non-profit-making so we are doing our best to make sure that the playscheme is as affordable as possible for parents. The pricing structure is as follows:
Full session (3.15-6.00): £11.60
First Hour (3.15-4.15): £4.25
Late session (4.15-6.00): £7.35
Our ambition is to drop these prices as more children sign up. If you only need until 5 or 5.30 please discuss this with Margot when you book, and we can charge accordingly.

Children are encouraged to attend any school clubs they wish to first. The club teacher will take children booked into play-scheme to Little Owls at the end of club.

During this time we will offer a range of activities, including: cooking, arts and craft, board games, homework and reading corner and lots and lots of fun!

For information about us or to make a booking, please contact Margot on 07940991908 or e-mail:

All bookings for the After-school Play-scheme must be made in advance with Margot (not through the school).

Invoicing and Payment: Parents will be invoiced for pre-booked sessions half-termly in advance, and may pay with childcare vouchers, cheque or by bank transfer. Extra sessions may be added with 24 hours’ notice, dependent on spaces being available. We do not take bookings with less than 24 hours’ notice. The maximum number of children in each session is 16 and we cannot exceed this, even in an emergency. These extra ad hoc sessions will be added to your next invoice. Please pay all invoices before the end of the first full week of school term.

Late Collection Fee: There is a late collection fee per child of £5 for every 20 minutes or part thereof. This should be settled before the end of the week in which the late fine occurred.

Cancellation Policy: Booked sessions cancelled with 10 working days’ notice may be swapped for similar sessions during the same invoice period, provided that we can accommodate the children on the day requested in lieu. This may not always be possible, though we will make every attempt to accommodate changes. Refunds cannot be offered after 10 working days before the start of the half-term in question. In exceptional dire circumstances (given in writing), the Little Owl Committee will consider applications for refunds. Please address your letter to The Committee, Little Owl Preschool, Dry Drayton C Of E Primary School, Park St, Dry Drayton, Cambridge CB23 8DA.