Here are some of the many fantastic opinions our parents wrote about our club:

"Thanks Amanda, you still provide a brilliant service. I have never once had a moan or groan about your club or its' services in the past 6 years I've used you, so I think £27 is more than reasonable. You are always so obliging and accommodating, and the kids love going so it gives me some piece of mind. On another note I notice little oaks is closing. Wonder how many parents are coming back to you cap in hand. Thanks again."

Thanks for providing such a great service! Alex really loves going to the Holiday Club, and it has made the summer holidays a lot easier to cope with! Please pass on my thanks to your team, they do a great job!

"To all at the Kilburn setting- Thank you for your amazing service! Our children loved your warm and friendly club. Keep up the good work :-) "

"As a parent I always feel happy and not guilty about taking him to the club because I know my child is looked after by people who care for and understand him."

"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to improve my English and also to know more about the British culture. I've enjoyed so much with everybody, all the very best for Schools Out Club from the 'Spanish girl' haha."

"Friendly, informal environment and a great diversity of activities."

"I just wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of James for taking the kids sledging after school tonight. He loved it and was really pleased he didn't miss out on the after school sledging fun just because I have to work. Plus he was REALLY tired so went to bed without a problem! Thanks again, you always put the kids enjoyment first."

"The variation in activities is what makes S.O.C so special"

"Lots and lots of fantastic activities and toys to play with."

"An excellent out of school environment."

"I just wanted to put in writing what a brilliant job Hayley and her team do, today being a good example, it would have been so much easier for you to close but they stayed open with just 3 children, they went over and above by providing them with a warm meal as they knew the children had only had packed lunch for dinner. They also took them sledging which was a real treat for them, and again over and above expectations. It has got such a family atmosphere with us having the impression of them caring for the children as if they were there own. Katie loves going there which makes it all so much easier for us. Thank you again for the brilliant service and especially to Hayley and Joanne."

"Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, positive discipline and environment. I couldn’t ask for more"

"He’s really settled and there’s a superb array of activities."

"The flexibility of the club is unusual and much appreciated"

‘My children were not used to childcare but have adapted very well due to the great attitude and friendliness of the team’

‘They create a safe and stimulating environment.’

‘Lots of variety and are spontaneous, innovative and creative.’

‘I like the fact that SOC is a break from school. A school club within a school to me is still like being in school. S.O.C offers children the opportunity to be children within a safe and educational environment.’

"During the time i could not have wished for better childcare for my son. Nothing was too much trouble. I always felt my child was in capable hands (caring hands) and would like to say a huge thank you to you all. We will miss your smiley faces and great sense of humours (especially Lesley!)"

"The boys had an amazing time at schools out club. I always worry it will be quite daunting for them when they don’t know anyone but they have formed some long distance friendships, they both had lots of goodbyes and it was lovely to hear them discussing that they would see each other next summer. Thank you to all the staff who make their time with you so warm and welcoming and we look forward to seeing you again maybe over xmas" Carol - September 2012

"Many many thanks to all the staff for the wonderful care they provide for the children, it is a relief knowing they are happy, my son has autism spectrum disorder and ADHD and can struggle with social skills and new environments but has settled brilliantly with the fantastic staff at Kilburn. any behavioural issues have been dealt with effectively and efficiently in a similar manner that I would use at home." February 2013

I have been using the schools out club since 2002, both children have loved every moment, staff have always been exceptional, have recommended many times, dawn, sept 2012

Thank you for all your help and support and to all working at schools out club they are a great team. You have helped with childcare at the drop of a hat and you went out of your way when he broke his leg, brought a Thomas the tank engine box ful of treats to the hospital which all meant a lot, thank you to you all, Alison, Oct 2012

ASO have always gone out of their way to help. The children are happy and I know I can always ring at short notice or odd days and it is never a problem, whole heartedly recommend, summer club at st benedicts is great, Amanda, Oct 2012
Staff have always been really helpful and I am always able to change arrangements at short notice, don’t know what I would do without Amanda and all the helpful staff, summer holidays are no problem, Fiona, Oct 2012

As a single mum I have been supported in my ability to work full-time by the wonderful service of Derby schools out club and holiday club. My sons enjoy coming here and I am grateful that such a great club with amazing staff is on my doorstep and would recommend to anyone to let your child try it here, its fab! Natalie, Oct 2012

Hi Amanda thank you so much for your flexibility in January this will really help us, you offer an amazing facility and any parent should have no worries about their child when they are with you guys, I would like to thank you and all the girls plus gary for the excellent care and attention you have given Joshua over the last year since leaving nursery, he has thoroughly enjoyed his time at summer schools out and being picked up and dropped off from school your staff are a true credit to you, look forward to hearing from you kind regards, Claire, dec 2012

Hi Amanda , ann et al I would like to thank all the staff for everything they have done for all 3 of our children, you started the club at the perfect time for me, I needed reliable, but flexible childcare and allestree schools out club fitted that perfectly. You have always been friendly towards the children and very approachable, it is obvious that you care about the children you have provided piece of mind for me and a warm friendly and fun environment for the children. I would recommend schools out club to any working parent and am sure you have not seen the last of us yet! Thanks again to everyone. Sonia, nov 2012

Lydia has been coming to holiday club since she was 3 years old. The boys and girls who have looked after Lydia have always made her time here a real treat- she very much looks forward to coming, thanks so much to everyone involved in her care, Annette and Jeremy, nov 2012

Both of us parents work full time so a good holiday club is a must, however this club is not just good it is excellent, both of my children do not wish to go home-they are having such a good time! The care and attention my children receive whilst at the club is exceptional-keep up the good work, Barbara and raj, feb 2013

Both Donald and sam are happy to come and have a great time, keep up the good work, tracey, feb 2013

We may not use you every holiday but henry and Richard walk in as though they come here every week! They so look forward to coming and have made friends who they look forward to seeing again each year!! All the staff are friendly and welcoming and I know my children are safe and cared for whilst I have to work, thank you, carol, feb 2013

The children also wanted to let you know what they thought as well:

‘I love coming to the club because I love to play with all my friends and I love making things.’ Age 6

‘It’s really good because we don’t have to play with the little ones and we have our own rooms and stuff to do like war hammer and PC games.’ Age 10

‘I like coming to the club because I think all the adults are really cool and I like doing dance routines and playing on the Karaoke sing star and having my nails painted when we do nail art.’ Age 9

‘I like Action Man because he does really cool tricks and I like making cakes.’ Age 4

‘I come to holiday club and I really like coming to the club because we get to do some really wicked stuff like go on trips and play lots of sports and do Boys V Girls.’ Age 13

"Dear Amanda,

Thank-you for putting my holiday out of boredom. I think it's great at Schools Out after/ holiday club. I never get bored.

Love from Lauren (Age 9)

P.S. I loved going on the shopping trip it would be great to do it again, but maybe we need to take the minibus because people buy so much they can't carry it!"

"A note about Allestree Schools Out:

Our daughter started breakfast club & after school at Schools Out Club in September 2013 at the start of her Reception year at Lawn Primary.

Starting school is a big deal for a little one and she was made to feel very welcome & part of the Schools Out family straight away.  I cannot praise the staff highly enough.  My daughter loved the fact that she could chose her activities everyday so she never got bored & the children get along really well and know to look out for each other, the older ones always say hello to her when we see them out of school.  She always comes home with things she has made in arts & crafts and she loves all the baking too.

She always attends the holiday club a few times during the school holidays too & looks forward to their themed activities & daytrips out.

As a working parent it makes your life a lot easier knowing they are fed healthy food before and after school.  It was easy to contact Schools Out by phone call, e-mail and text to arrange extra days or swapping days if i needed to.  I really cannot recommend them highly enough.

Thank you




I just wanted to say a big thank you for looking after my son over the last two weeks.  I was very impressed with all the staff especially the young man (Gary?) who was there in the mornings and made my son feel so welcome from his first moment.

My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at School's Out and he has been asking me when he can go back which is a testiment to the quality of care you are providing.

We will see you again soon."