Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Play Centre

Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Playcentre are now open! Book your place now!

Welcome to Sir John Lillie 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 7:45am, children who attend St Augustine's and St Thomas' will be escorted to school at 8:40am to ensure they get to class on time. Children from Sir John Lillie Primary School 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 3:00pm and runs until 6:15pm. 

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 8.30am to 5.30pm

(Due to COVID 19 we have changed our opening times)


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.


 (Due to COVID 19 trips are local)


Fees - Method of Payment


At present our childcare fees are set as follows:

Type of ChildcareFees per day*
Term time after school£13.00
Term time breakfast club


£5.50 (For children who attend St.Thomas - escort to the school included)

Holiday care



*Prices are correct as of 23/07/2021
There is a late fee of £20.00 for every quarter of an hour (15 minutes) after 6:00pm.

(5:30pm for Holiday Playcentre)

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

Deborah Pope on 0207 3866 822 or 020 7386 6834



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