Sparks @ Fairlawn

Fairlawn After School Club is for children aged 4-11 attending Fairlawn and St Barnabas Schools. It’s the perfect way for the children to blow away those classroom cobwebs, socialise and relax after each school day.

We have the use of a large classroom exclusively for Sparks which we decorate and personalise. The children love to get creative and put the Sparks stamp on our room, adorning the walls with beautiful and colourful displays.

There’s always planned cooking and crafting activities that the children can choose to take part in. The arts and crafts table is always popular where they can make and invent colourful creations.

We encourage the children to free play as much as possible and we provide lots of toys and games to spark their imaginations. Small world toys such as Lego and dinosaurs are always popular. Den building is a fantastic way for them to immerse themselves in their own make believe world.

There’s also a large playground with a climbing frame that the children can explore and run around to blow off steam or play ball games after school. We try to offer a variety of activities each day and the playworkers have a range of differing skills to bring to After School Club.

What to expect

The teaching staff at Fairlawn bring the children from their classes at Fairlawn and the children from St Barnabas are collected by Sparks staff.

Upon arrival, everyone is offered a yummy, scrummy healthy snack, with a menu consisting of: toast, crumpets, wraps, rice cakes, cheese and crackers, and a selection of fruit and veg. Juice and water is also available throughout the session.

Let us know about any dietary requirements and we will be happy to accommodate them. Visit our Registration page for more information.

After snack time, everyone is free to play or chill out until tidy up time at 17:30. All children must then be picked up by 18:00.

Things to do

We champion free play and a child-led approach to care at Sparks, so everyone is encouraged to choose how they wish to spend their afternoons with us. We organise fun craft activities, games and cooking sessions each day, inviting the children to participate, although there is never any pressure to join in. There are also plenty of other resources and play equipment available, as well as quiet areas for reading and relaxing.

Some other activities on offer include:

  • Den building
  • Fancy dress
  • Sewing
  • Nature walks
  • Outdoor play: scootering, tennis, football
  • Toys & board games
  • Trips to St Andrews Park and Narroways
  • Computers
  • Television - a choice of films to end the day

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing (coats, hats, gloves)
  • Book bag
  • School bag
  • Medication*

*We must have written permission from a parent or guardian to supply medication.

Sessions & prices

Session Price per child
15:30 – 18:00 £11.20

Children must be picked up by 18:00 at the very latest to avoid a fee.

To make a booking, please click here.

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Contact us

Fairlawn School

Fairlawn School
Fairlawn Road
Montpelier
Bristol BS6 5JL