Registration & booking

If you’d like to enrol your child into one of our clubs, you’ll need to register first. We welcome you to come and visit us, have a look around and meet the team beforehand.

To arrange a visit, please email or call us on 0117 9244 439.

Before registering, please take some time to familiarise yourself with our policies and procedures, and read through our Registration and Booking terms and conditions.

How to register

Registering with Sparks is easy, and can be completed via our online booking system, Libacura. This is specialist software for After School clubs and playcare centres, allowing you to book sessions and make secure payments via credit or debit card.

We charge an annual fee of £20.00 per child to be registered with us.

Once you have completed the registration form, we will be in touch to find out which clubs you wish your children to attend.

We offer childcare at four different locations - St Bart’s Church Hall, The Dolphin School, The Scout Hut located on St. Bartholomews road and Fairlawn School.

Registration is split up into three groups. Find out which group your child needs to be registered in below.

Group 1 – Sefton Park and Brunel Field schools

If your children attend Sefton Park or Brunel Field schools you must register in Group 1.

Register for Group 1

Group 2 – Fairlawn, The Dolphin and St Barnabas schools

If your children attend Fairlawn, The Dolphin or St Barnabas schools you must register in Group 2.

Register for Group 2

Group 3 – Holiday Club

If you would like your children to attend Holiday Club, please register in Group 3. Note that if they are already registered in Group 1 or 2 you will not have to register again.

Register for Group 3

Booking sessions

Group 1 and Group 2 – Sefton Park, Brunel Field, The Dolphin and St Barnabas schools

Once you have registered with Libacura you will be able to make your own bookings. Booking is open on the 15th of each month for the following month. E.g. bookings for September 2018 are made starting 15th August 2018.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee places every month, so we do encourage you to book in as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You will receive email notification from Sparks on the 15th of each month to let you know that the bookings are open.

To complete a booking you will need credit on your Libacura account. Funds can be added to your account through the Libacura website using GoCardless.

Booking Monthly

If you are in receipt of childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare, you will be able to book without credit in advance. You will, however, have to transfer the funds from your provider on the day that you make the bookings.

Booking Weekly

Important: when making weekly bookings please make sure your booking is made by 12 midnight on the Wednesday of the week previous to the one you are booking. E.g. if you plan to book the week commencing 10th September 2018, you must book by Wednesday 5th September.

For further enquiries, please email us at

Group 3 – Holiday Club

Please only use this group if you’re not currently registered with us and you only wish to book for holiday club.

Libacura enables you to book your preferred sessions for the holiday. If the session you want is full, you will be put on a waiting list and we will notify you when a space becomes available. Book early to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of our Early Bird discount of 10% off, if booked two weeks before the holiday starts.

All bookings for Holiday Club must be paid for at the time of booking. Please use one of the payment methods below.

For further enquiries, please email us at

How to pay

Once you have made your booking with us you can pay using any of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer

    For details, please email us or call us on 0117 924 4439.

  • Childcare vouchers

    Sparks accepts all recognised childcare vouchers:

    • Allsave
    • Bath and North East Somerset childcare vouchers
    • Bristol City Council childcare vouchers – HVSP0023
    • Busy Bees Childcare Vouchers
    • care-4 – 64647283
    • childcareplus P&MM
    • Co-operative Childcare Vouchers
    • Computershare – 0007842999
    • Edenred – P382593
    • Fair Care
    • Fideliti – Spa014c
    • Gemelli – SP1510
    • KiddiVouchers
    • PES Childcare Vouchers
    • Rascals
    • Sodexo – 804331
    • South Gloucestershire Council childcare vouchers

    If your voucher scheme is not mentioned, we are more than happy to register with your preferred provider.

  • GoCardless

    Within your Libacura account you can make secure payments via GoCardlesss. Just enter your bank account number, sort code and the amount you want to pay and the funds are then transferred safely and securely.