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Platform One

Platform One Before and After School Club

Platform One is Orton Wistow Primary School's before and after school childcare provision.  It aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, emotional and physical wellbeing, and to encourage the children to be active, engaged and interested in the world and the people around them. The children enjoy fun, play-based activities alongside more structured tasks based on the children’s areas of interest.

Platform One Opening Hours


Breakfast Club

08.00 to 08.40
Breakfast is served between 08.00 and 08.20

After School Club 15.15 to 18.00
Snacks are served as the children arrive from school

Holiday Club

Full Day: 08.00 to 18.00
Half Day: 08.00 to 13.00 or 13.00 to 18.00 S

Snacks are provided

We are registered for 60 children after school and 45 children at Breakfast and in the holidays, aged 4 to 11. The club is overseen by a School Governor.

Platform One Staff

Sue Matthewman Manager
Caroline Ricciardi Play Worker
Kelly Samuels Play Worker
Sarah Stitson Play Worker
Rebekah Craig Play Worker
Tina Wilbert Relief Play Worker
Shameem Dar Relief Play Worker

One of our strengths is that all staff also have another role within the school; this means that the children get to know us very well and it also helps to embed the link between home and school.

Platform One Facilities

We have our own building and garden on the school grounds but which are separate from the school building. 

The outside space consists of a grassy area, a paved area and picnic tables.  We also have access to the main school playgrounds when school is closed.  Inside Platform One, there are toilets, a kitchen and two rooms: a home-from-home living room with a television and comfy sofas, and a games and activities room.

Parent Testimonials

The children look forward to attending Platform One and parents are secure in the knowledge that their child is being well cared for.  Some comments from parents about Platform One include:

  • My child really enjoys Platform One
  • They race to get there and are reluctant to leave
  • It is friendly, warm and welcoming
  • The staff care about the parents too
  • Couldn’t manage without it


Charges for Platform One from April 1st 2020

Breakfast Club

08:00 to 8:40

£4..50 (per child)

After School Club 15:15  to 18:00 £8.30 (Per child)
Holiday Club - Full Day 08:00 to 18:00 £22.00 (Per child)
Holiday Club - Morning Session
Holiday Club - Afternoon Session
08:00 to 13:00
13:00 to 18:00
£14.00 (per child)
£14.00 (per child)


Parents whose children use Platform One on a regular basis are invoiced over a 12 month period.   These parents can also make ad-hoc bookings and amendments to their bookings if necessary.  Ad-hoc bookings need to be paid in advance.

For payment queries, please contact the School Office on 01733 370646 or

Booking a Place at Platform One

If you wish to book a place for your child/children at Platform One, here are the next steps:

1. Check availability by emailing Platform One on, giving details of:

  • Your child's name and surname
  • Your child's year group and class (if known)
  • Parent/Carer's name and surname
  • Which days they will require Breakfast Club (if applicable)
  • Which days they will require After School Club (if applicable)
  • Which days they require Holiday Club (if applicable) and whether they will be in for a full day or a half day
  • Special dietary requirements or medical needs
  • Preferred start date for Platform One

2. Alternatively, to discuss booking a place at Platform One, please contact Platform 1 on 01733 239900.

3. Once availability has been confirmed, Platform One will ask you to complete a Booking Form and Contract, and monthly invoicing will commence.

We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Dates Open during the Holidays

Easter Holidays

Monday 29th March - Thursday 1st April - OPEN

Good Friday 2nd April - CLOSED

w/c 5th April - CLOSED


May Half Term


Tuesday 1st June - Friday 4th June - OPEN


Summer Holiday

Wednesday 21st July to Friday 13th August - OPEN

Remainder of Holidays - CLOSED