Registration & booking

Before you register with us we encourage you to come and visit Sparks so that you and your children can meet us and have a look around to see what you think.

We arrange childcare at Sparks around into three different age groups: Tiny Sparks (aged 3–5), Little Sparks (5–7) and Big Sparks (8–14). Each group is led by a senior member of staff who is there to ensure children’s wellbeing.

We operate within a set of policies and procedures that are there to make Sparks the best it can be. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with them.

How to register

Registering with Sparks is easy. It can be completed online using our booking system called Libacura. With this you can register your children, book sessions and make secure payments to Sparks by 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 - Sefton Park School, St Bart’s Church Hall, The Scout Hut and Fairlawn School - and so registration is split up into three groups.

Group 1 – Sefton Park and Brunel Field schools

If your children attend Sefton Park or Brunel Field schools you must register in Group 1. For any enquries, please email us at coopsparks@gmail.com.

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. For any enquries, please email us at sparksfairlawn@gmail.com.

Register for Group 2

Group 3 – Holiday Club

If you would like your children to attend just 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. For any enquries, please email us at coopsparks@gmail.com.

Register for Group 3

Please be aware that we have strict terms and conditions regarding registration and booking. For more information please click here.

Booking sessions

Group 1 – Sefton Park and Brunel Field schools

Group 1 bookings for Sefton Park and Brunel Field schools have to be done on a permanent basis as we have a long waiting list and this guarantees your childcare place weekly. When you have registered please send an email to coopsparks@gmail.com to let us know which days you require. If however you need more flexibility, you can book weekly by email, but we cannot guarantee that we will have a place available.

For enquries, please email us at coopsparks@gmail.com.

Group 2 – Fairlawn, The Dolphin and St Barnabas schools

Group 2 bookings for Fairlawn, The Dolphin and St Barnabas schools are completed weekly by yourself on Libacura. To be able to offer this flexibility means that we cannot guarantee a place every week. Once you are booked for the week, you will not be able cancel or swap your sessions.

Very important: all weekly sessions have to be booked by Sunday night for the week up and coming.

For enquries, please email us at sparksfairlawn@gmail.com.

Group 3 – Holiday Club

We use an online booking system called Libacura for Holiday Club bookings. This system will enable you to book your preferred sessions for the holiday. If there is space then the system will book your session. If there are not sufficient spaces for a session you will be put on a waiting list and you will be notified when a space becomes available. Early Bird bookings receive a discount of 10% if booked two weeks before the holiday starts.

Very important: all bookings for Holiday Club must be paid for at time of booking. Please use one of the payment methods below.

For enquries, please email us at coopsparks@gmail.com.

How to pay

As we are a small not-for-profit company and we rely completely on fees being paid on time.

Invoices for After School Club and Breakfast Club are sent on the 15th of the previous month to be paid by the 5th of the month that you are being invoiced for. If monthly invoices are not settled by the 15th of the month then a £10.00 late charge will be added to your account. If your account is not settled by the next invoice run, then you will lose your children’s place. All bookings for Holiday Club must be paid for at the time of booking.

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

  • Bank transfer

    Our bank account details can be found on your invoice or by contacting us.

  • 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 to us via GoCardlesss. You enter your bank account number, sort code and the amount you want to pay and the funds are then transferred safely to us.

Keeping in touch

We send out a newsletter once a term i.e. six times a year. We also send out a Holiday Club activity plan and booking form a month prior to the school holidays.

We are also on Facebook where we often post photos of what we’re up to at Sparks. There you will find the After School Club weekly activity plan too.

If at any time you would like a meeting to catch up with your child’s key worker, please contact us to arrange a time.