Parent recommendations for Munchkins After School Club

“Munchkins After School Club offers our children a familiar and relaxed environment where they can play with each other and their friends.”

“Our experience of Munchkins ASC at St Anne's is incredibly positive, providing a fun, enriching and safe environment in which we have seen our daughter forge friendships with children outside her class and year group. She interacts well with all the staff who work with a warm and positive ethos.”

“Munchkins would be our preferred provider…Fay Simcox (Manager) is highly regarded and respected among parents, and has a great track record in providing an excellent quality, inclusive and age-appropriate setting, where the children can choose from a wide range of informal yet stimulating activities, which we believe have a positive impact on their social, emotional and behavioural skills. They recognise the need to provide a range of activities to suit the children's varying interests and personalities, from quiet craft activities to active group games outdoors and themed activities throughout the year relating to the wider world or cultural events in the calendar.”

“I have been extremely impressed with the activities, care and attention provided at Munchkins After School Club. Both of my children were nervous about starting but settled in very quickly. The range of activities offered and the experienced staff mean that every child's needs are catered for.”

“Our daughter has been attending Munchkins for over a year now, and thoroughly enjoys her time there; both because of the extra time spent with friends, and because of the activities run by the play leaders. Munchkins' staff have been friendly, approachable and extremely helpful with any further needs or information, and our daughter has formed a strong bond with her assigned member of the Munchkins team.”

“Munchkins not only offers care but also educational and social experiences to [our child], who loves being there. There is also the possibility to "retreat" with a book, if it all gets too much. In the two years [our child] has been here, she has never wanted to be collected early!”

“Munchkins after school club is a life saver for us. Without having the option of good, trustworthy care for [our child], we would not be able to work full time. We have been really happy with Munchkins and with Fay and her team. [our child] loves going to after school club and enjoys the varied activities that Fay offers. “

“Munchkins is a fantastic, supportive and social environment for the children. I feel that my child is genuinely welcome and cared for and has the freedom to choose the level of engagement within the setting, there is always the opportunity for quiet time, crafts or more active pursuits. The children's feedback is encouraged and activities are themed and tailored to suit.”

“Firstly, there is strong evidence that consistency of childcare is key in providing a stable environment for young people to grow and thrive. To have an after school club that is so well organised, with reliable and engaged staff and varied activities on offer is of immeasurable reassurance to our family. We know the boys are well looked after, with a named key person they can rely on to be there for them. We wouldn’t go anywhere else for after-school care for the boys.

”As a working parent, it cannot be overstated how important it is to our family have wraparound care available. If I didn’t have Munchkins, I wouldn’t be able to work. End of story. Your club gives me the ability to have a balance in my life and show the children that it is possible to be successful in life by working hard and achieving in my career. It helps me to be economically active and a member of the workforce.”

Childs voice: “"I like going to Munchkins club because I am with my friends and it is fun because we do lots of things.  We have made things with clay and made slime.  We are allowed to go and outside and play. It's also good because the adult helpers help us if we are stuck with making things.  If I couldn't go to Munchkins anymore I would be upset as I wouldn't be with my friends anymore and be able to do all the fun stuff there.”

“I'm not sure if I can put it any better but [my child] has really enjoyed coming to the after school club.  She is always enthusiastic about the different activities that are provided and particularly loves the creative activities and bringing her creations home. There is always a variety of different activities for the children to participate in which is great. She has never once complained about coming or being there sometimes quite late... This is really reassuring for us as we know [our child] is happy and a good endorsement for the ASC as she'd definitely say if she wasn't happy . All the staff are always friendly and helpful which helps to create a warm and friendly environment for the children after a very long and tiring school day.”

“Munchkins is really important for us. I want somewhere my children are happy and will enjoy and for us Munchkins has been this, an environment where they can do things they enjoy with their friends. They love the choice of activities and the opportunity to be active if they want or to have some time out and chill.”