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Hoyland Common Fun Club

The Fun Club is part of Hoyland Common Primary School. The age range of children attending the club is three years to fourteen years. The children are cared for by qualified, experienced and trained staff who will provide a variety of play opportunities and experiences for the children. We provide an environment for play; we believe that by playing children can work out ways of getting on together and develop moments in which for the time of playing they can feel better. However, we also realise that sometimes things don’t quite work out and this is an important part of play also. As such, it will be a space in which children will laugh and cry, create and destroy, make friends and fall-out, achieve and fail, be excited and sometimes bored, be independent and interdependent, respectful and cheeky and so on. The staff in the Fun Club are responsive to these moments and work to maintain the playful feel of the space for everybody. The sessions are child led and all children are free to enjoy their favourite pastimes. The children have the opportunity to play outside as we offer a free flow system for inside and outside play. We have access to the school playground, field and MUGAs (Multi Use Games Area) and the school hall during the school holidays. We use the Cyber Cafe as a Chill Out Zone, Homework Club or just a quiet area for children to relax in. Activities provided include: • Board games • Computers (use of the Cyber Cafe / computer suite in the school holidays) • Arts and crafts • Role play • Small world • Construction • Outdoor activities • Reading • DVDs • Loose parts The children’s views are very important to us and we value their opinions. We consult with the children in a very informal, relaxed way that encourages the children to voice their opinions and ideas. We have a mixture of ages in the Fun Club and they engage very well together. The older children help and encourage the younger children and are good role models. We have a Fun Club Council that consists of four girls and four boys in Key Stage Two and they speak to the children in the setting and ask their opinions on activities. We also encourage parents and carers to let us know what they think of the Fun Club and what we can do to improve the service. At the Fun Club we understand that children need time to adapt to a new setting and adjust to new faces and routines. The settling in period is vital and it is given a high priority. We invite parents/carers to visit the Fun Club with their child before they attend and when their child begins attending the Fun Club to stay as long as they wish helping their child to settle so that everyone feels comfortable and happy in their new environment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lyndsey Beardshall
Contact Position
Out of School Club Coordinator


Where to go

The Fun Club
Hoyland Common Primary School
Sheffield Road
Hoyland Common
S74 0DJ

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Breakfast Session
£5.50 After School Session
Breakfast club £6 if before 7:30am Breakfast 50p extra

Childcare Information

Age Range

3 years,0 months
14 years,0 months


Immediate vacancies

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday AM 7:00 8:50
Monday to Thursday 15:00 18:00
Friday PM 15.00 17.30

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


The Fun Club belongs to Hoyland Common Primary School so we work closely with the school SENCO. We also work in partnership with outside agencies. We work closely with Hoyland Common Children's Centre and with the Local Authority who can offer support and specific training. The Fun Club staff are experienced and have attended Early Bird Autism training, Team Teach, Makaton and other inclusion training courses. We are also willing to undertake any specialist training that is necessary and relevant to a child's needs. Our aim is to meet the individual needs of the children in our care. Our approach to this is on a child by child basis because as playworkers we know that all children are unique and may need differents levels of support. So we look at the child as an individual and then try to meet the needs of that child. We are a playwork setting and we have a flexible and stimulating environment. The play is child led and we take our cues from the interests of the children. We have a large outdoor area and this includes a woodland area that is very popular with the children. Risk assessments are carried out with the child in mind and the benefits of the play are measured against the risks. We also have areas that are quieter if it becomes too loud for a child. Our building is fully accessible. 

Last updated on 03/01/2020
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