PLUS Base – our After-School Care Scheme

PLUS Base is open after school every day during term.

PLUS Base provides fun, relaxation and a friendly atmosphere for children who need to stay after school.

Coordinators and play workers look after the children, every day during term time. The scheme is open to all children who attend St Mary & St John and they can stay for any number of sessions during the week, although places need to be booked in advance.

  • PLUS Base – 3.20 pm to 5.50 pm,
    Monday to Friday during term time.


Contact the Team

If you need to contact either of our Plus Base team, please call the office before 5pm.  After 5pm, when the office is closed, please call the office number and use option 5 to reach a member of the Plus Base team.


PLUS Base Aims and Philosophy

The aim of PLUS Base is to provide good quality after-school care for children in a safe, caring and stimulating play environment.

The scheme is based on mutual respect between all people involved, and respect for PLUS property. PLUS play workers and children expect respect and courtesy to be shown by everyone to everyone, regardless of race, origin, language, religion and physical or mental ability.


Sessions in PLUS Base

Children are supervised but can choose their own activities.

The sessions run from 3.20 until 5.50 pm. The care is based around a designated space, equipped with arts and craft materials and lots of games, from Monopoly to pool. The children also have access to the playground and the field for football and other outdoor games, and in summer table-tennis tables are often brought out into the garden. Indoors, the children can also choose to play in the designated areas or use the computers in the IT area. They initiate their own activities and there is always a wide selection to choose from – all carefully supervised. At 4.30 pm the smell of toast in the air is very tempting!

Currently between 26 and 63 children attend each day. The sessions are led by a qualified coordinator and one permanent, trained play worker, plus additional assistants as necessary.



PLUS Base costs £10.00 per session.

Children who come to PLUS Base regularly every week can attend one PLUS Club free of charge. Please speak to the school office to find out more about this.

The PLUS Base scheme is part of the activities of St Mary & St John CE Primary School and is run under the direction of the Headteacher and the school governors.