Waterbeach After School Play Scheme,
Waterbeach Playhouse,
High Street,
CB25 9JU

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A Warm Welcome

3rd September 2023

We welcome all our returning and new families to the club. We are still taking bookings for the new school year 2023-2024.

We have places available in all sessions. Let us know if you require a space by emailing the Club Manager at: wasps.waterbeach@outlook.com.

We have a vacancy for a Play Worker in the after-school club, please check the job description if interested.


Providing home-from-home childcare in the Waterbeach community for over 25 years!

WASPS (Waterbeach After School Play Scheme) is an out of school club providing quality childcare for children aged 4-11 years, before and after school. We have a Holiday Club too, which runs in the school holidays.

WASPS is a registered charity; the club was originally set up by, and is still managed by, a voluntary committee of parents/carers for the benefit of local families.

Why use WASPS.....

  • WASPS have a well-qualified, friendly team of staff, with combined experience of over 50 years between them, working with children and supporting play! We have seen hundreds of children develop and thrive during their time with us at the club and we welcome you to visit!
  • WASPS provide a caring and fun environment, with many play opportunities on offer both inside and outside. Playworkers facilitate child led play, the children choose how to spend their time at the club, as they would in their home environment.
  • WASPS have a ‘Children’s Council’ who meet regularly at the club, so the children have a voice and input into their club.
  • We run from Waterbeach Playhouse, based on the school site. This is a purpose built, secure play space shared with a Waterbeach Community Playgroup.
  • Reasonable childcare fees with discounts for siblings.
  • Childcare vouchers accepted.
  • Breakfast is provided at Breakfast Club and healthy snacks are provided at the After School and Holiday Club.


For more information or to apply contact the Club Manager at wasps.waterbeach@outlook.com

WASPS is a place where......

Children have fun.....

The club provides a caring and fun environment with play opportunities designed to promote personal and social development, physical and intellectual skills and creative achievement. WASPS encourages and supports positive, fun activities and opportunities led by the children, where they can be comfortable being themselves. Children will join WASPS at different stages in their development, from different cultural and social backgrounds, with different abilities and personalities. We recognise these differences and listen and respond to them individually and appropriately making them feel valued and have comfort in the knowledge that we all make mistakes, but that we aren't ridiculed, patronised or shouted at because of them.

Children are valued.....

We think it is important that the children feel involved in the planning and day-to-day running of the club. We facilitate weekly children's meetings which are run by the children for the children. At these meetings they have the opportunity to discuss any ideas, questions or concerns that they have about the club. They are encouraged to suggest activities they would like to do, foods they would like to have at snack time and any changes that they would like to make to the environment, so that their ideas can be included in future planning. At these meetings everybody is given the chance to speak and their ideas or suggestions respected and valued, and expressed in a way that everyone can understand. Surveys of the children's views are conducted enabling them to have the opportunity to put their views/ideas across, which is especially important for those who don't have the confidence to speak out at meetings or just choose not to.

Children are cared for......

All of our Staff are experienced and/or qualified in child care or youth work, and registered with Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education). We strive to employ a mix of well-trained Staff to enable WASPS to be a place where your child can be safe, have choices, feel respected and valued. We hope your child will make friends, play, learn, experience diversity and have fun at WASPS. We are committed to ensuring that our Staff enjoy the latest training opportunities and are up-to-date with government legislation relating to the care of the children. WASPS policies and procedures and details of Staff training are available for parents/carers to read, situated at the front desk.

Parent's advice, help and support is welcomed.....

Please feel free to contact us on wasps.waterbeach@outlook.com with your suggestions or ideas, we appreciate parent's feedback and would be happy to introduce changes to meet the children's and family's needs!

WASPS is inspected by OFSTED.....

Please do view our OFSTED reports.

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