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The Sir John Lillie Primary School - Playcentre


The Playcentre offers high quality, registered child care for children during both term time and holidays. Term time care is in the form of a breakfast club before school, which is currently open to children who attend Sir John Lillie Primary, St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School and St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School and an after school Playcentre which is currently open to children from Sir John Lillie Primary, St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School, St. Johns CE Primary School, Queen's Manor, All Saints and Melcombe Primary.


Breakfast club


The morning session starts at 8:00am, children who attend St Augustine's and St Thomas' will be escorted to school at 8.40 to ensure they get to class on time. Children from Sir John Lillie Primary Shool will be taken to their classrooms at 8.55am. Children are able to play in a secure environment before the start of school and can have breakfast as well.




Playcentre opens at 3:30pm and runs until 6:30pm. 

Children at Sir John Lillie Primary will be escorted from their classrooms by their teacher, children from other schools are collected by escorts and brought to the school.


Upon arrival they have a healthy snack and then can choose from a range of activities available. Activities are arranged for the children throughout the year and are wide ranging, for example art, cooking, sports, gardening and hall games. 


Holiday Playscheme


The holiday playscheme runs every holiday and half term. Opening times are from 9:00am - 5:00pm. For an additional fee there are extended opening hours available from 8:00am to 6:30pm for parents/carers who require this.  During the holiday playscheme there are weekly trips arranged which children have the option of attending, these are to a wide variety of places; Crazy golf, Brighton, Chessington, The Bear factory, Adventure parks, The Wetlands, to name a few.


Fees - Method of Payment


At present our childcare fees are set as follows:

Type of Childcare Fees per day*
Term time after school £12.00
Term time breakfast club


£4.80 (St.Thomas)

Holiday care



Holiday care



Holiday care



*Prices are correct as of 25/4/16
There is a late fee of £20.00 for every quarter of an hour (15 minutes), after 6.30pm. 

For more details on fee payment methods or anyother aspect of the Playcentre please contact the Playcentre manager: 

Deborah Pope on 0207 3866 822 or 020 7386 6834.

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