In September 2006 two mums of children at Olveston Primary School, Cath and Helen, decided to set up an after school club at the school. Cath Purchase was having difficulty finding local childcare for her two young children in order to keep teaching part-time, and there seemed to be a growing need for after school care in the locality. They worked with the school, Ofsted and parents to provide a high-quality club where children could feel relaxed and have fun!
Since these quiet beginnings in 2007, Cath and the OOSC team, now known as the Out Of School Clubs, have been invited in to set up after school, breakfast and holiday clubs across several schools in South Gloucestershire, with great success.
The ethos of OOSC is a commitment to to providing high quality care and relaxation for children of primary school age. The club works closely with their partner school, parents and carers to provide a fun and relaxing environment where children have a range of play opportunities. Cath Purchase continues to manage the club, ably supported by a well-qualified and experienced staff team.
OOSC has grown over the years to become a large team of of Managers, Leaders, Playworkers and a steadily growing admin team. But our ethos always remains the same. We pride ourselves on offering high quality childcare where children can relax, play and have fun in a safe and secure environment.

Ofsted Outstanding for St Helen's After School and Holiday Club and St Marys Bradley Stoke!

We are pleased to announce another OOSC Outstanding grade awarded when an inspector visited St Helen's After School and Holiday club on Thursday 30th August 2018 

Latest Availability - updated May 2024

To guarantee availability for places, you will need to book a regular place at the club. Contact the team at 

If your booking is Ad Hoc (booked online) you will need to book in plenty of time to guarantee a place on our busy days. Booking is only guaranteed with payment in advance.

How Can I Save Money On My Fees?

Many parents aren't aware of how they can save money on childcare costs. As well as paying by company childcare vouchers or government tax-free vouchers, there are several ways you can save money on fees:. See for further information as well as the details below: