Afterschool Care

Kidszone operates afterschool care for St Paul's Primary School, Withington. We collect the children from school and walk them round to our afterschool premises, details below.

Children are given a tasty, healthy snack and water to drink is available throughout the session. A range of indoor and outdoor play activities are offered, we have weekly themes for activities and we plan these in consultation with the children. We also have a quiet room for reading and doing homework. See our Facebook page for more images and details of our weekly activities. (Currently we are operating in year group bubbles and have adapted our afterschool care play activities to be Covid safe).

We have a manager, deputy manager and up to 6 playworkers at each session and at least 50% of our staff hold playwork or teaching qualifications. We are Ofsted registered and inspected and are very proud to have acheived an Outstanding grade at our 2016 inspection and 'Met' (the highest grade) under the new inspecition system at our last inspection in Dec 2020. To view our latest Ofsted report click here.

Afterschool care hours:

3.15pm - 5.45pm (currently collecting according to St Paul's Primary staggered school end times at 3.05pm and 3.15pm)

Monday to Friday term time


Ist Withington Scout Hut, Heaton Road, Withington M20 4PU. For further info see our location page


Our fees are:

£11.00 per afterschool care session (from 1 March 2021)

Fees are payable monthly in advance by standing order, direct bank transfer or childcare vouchers. 

How to enquire about a place:

Please complete our enquiry form or call Luciana Ricciardi, Deputy Manager on 07401 152534.

You will be asked to complete a registration form for your child prior to starting at Kidszone.

Can I visit Kidszone to have a look?

Currently visits are not possible due to Covid guidelines but we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have and there are lots of photos showing our afterschool care on our Facebook page.  Please contact Luciana Ricciardi, Deputy Manager email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07401 152534 if you would like more information on how we operate. We are hoping to be able to resume visits in a Covid safe way as soon as possible.