OFSTED number EY2575782


07772 283 761

07772 283 761

01924 249 415

01924 249 415


Who We Are

- St James Playcare Ltd is a popular, family run before/after school and holiday club for children aged four to twelve, composed of a team of well experienced, fully qualified and DBS registered staff. We have a pick up and drop off service currently providing for Mackie Hill, Hendal Lane and Dane Royd primary schools.


Our Aims

We strive to create a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for children, with a variety of fun and stimulating activities where children can gain confidence and valuable social interactions.




Opening Calendar

We follow St James Academy’s for school holidays and inset days and we are open all major school holidays aside from Christmas/New Year. We are open in the mornings 7-9, the afternoon 3-6 and 7-6 during school holidays.



St James’ Playcare is a “Good” OFSTED registered before, after and holiday club.

Our setting is a purpose-built provision, offering large spacious outdoor areas including climbing frames, obstacle course and a fantastic environment, allowing children the opportunity to socialise and play with friends. Practitioners encourage child led planning and activities for all ages.

Our aim is that children are happy and have fun, enjoying a wide range of interesting, engaging activities, so that they continue to learn and enjoy the company of their friends before & after school has finished. The atmosphere is always calm and inclusive and it is a great opportunity for children to unwind. St James’ Playcare Ltd offers a friendly, dedicated team of experienced staff. The setting is a safe,  secure and supportive environment for children to gain confidence and valuable social interactions


Come & Visit Us

Meet our team and look around all the facilities that we are so proud of

Come & Visit Us

Morning Session

Children get dropped off by parents any time from the start of the session. This is typically 7:00am.

Afternoon Session

Once back at St James’ playcare Ltd, Children are able to go outside as soon as possible each day (normally once everyone is registered).


Before attending, the online registration form must be completed before your child’s first day. A packed lunch, snacks and drinks are required.


If you would like to register your child please download, print & complete this form