At Ryecroft Academy we aim to help with the day to day complexities that families face in regard to childcare and we hope to ease these issues by providing wraparound childcare for children between the ages of 4-11 years old (Reception through to Year 6).

Branches is only available to children attending our school and provides a setting where children are able to participate in fun and enriching activities. The children always give their input in regard to the games or activities they would like to take part in at the club. Some children, however, just like to relax after school and they are able to do so by choosing to read books or perhaps watching a suitable film.

Breakfast and an after-school snacks are served and you can be confident that all healthy eating guidelines are met.


We know parental circumstances are complex and as such we offer a flexible booking service. All children must be booked into Branches at least the school day before, but we operate a pay per session service. Therefore, for example, if you work shifts, you can book your shift pattern in advance and only pay for the days you require.


We add the sessions your child/children have attended to ParentPay every week and this allows you the flexibility to pay weekly or make larger payments in advance. We also accept childcare vouchers, please contact the school office to discuss your particular employment scheme if you would like to do this.


Branches is run by Mrs Briggs and Mrs White, both staff are employed directly by the Academy, this ensures the same quality and consistency of care, including maintaining our Academy aims and ethos.


Morning Sessions

Monday to Friday during term time
Doors open at 7.30 am
£4.00 per session*

Afternoon Sessions

Monday to Friday during term time
Doors close at 6:00 pm
£7.00 per session*

*- Siblings – we offer a 10% discount on the above price for siblings