A new 24-place after-school club for children aged 3 to 11 has opened in Waterloo serving pupils from six local primary schools.
The club was set up by Johanna Primary School in Waterloo as a response to an increasing number of working families requiring after-school care for their children.
The club, which is open Monday-Friday from 3.30-6pm during term time, has been supported by a start-up grant from Lambeth Council. Three new jobs have been created.
In partnership with Coin Street Community Builders the After-School Club at Johanna will accept children from five other local schools – St Jude's Primary School, Charlotte Sharman Primary School, Cathedral School, St George's Cathedral Primary School and Charles Dickens Primary School – who will be walked to Johanna via a walking bus.
"I am very excited about this new venture," says headteacher Di Morgan.
"It is very important to me that we support local families who are in employment or training and who require safe, familiar and affordable child-care after school.
"In future, we look forward to developing further the out-of-school hours' provision at Johanna to include a breakfast club in order that we can meet the childcare needs of families across the area.
"I am delighted to have received strong support from Lambeth Council, Coin Street Community Builders, and 4Children who have helped to make our vision a reality."