We usually operate at full capacity.  We are fully booked at the moment and in September 2020 with applications coming in for 2021.  Space is limited & we have a waiting list.  We do have some turnover though as circumstances change for many families.  If you would like to join the list, please download  & return the admissions form below - we will confirm receipt & contact you by email when a place is available.

After-School Club


About The Club

Breakfast Club: Open in Infants' school hall from 8am & we will take the children into school.  A buffet breakfast is served until 8.30am.

Cost - £5.00 per session.

After School: We collect the children from school & parents can pick up from Infants' hall up to 6pm.  We sit down together for tea at 4.30pm (we have limited cooking facilities so it's baked beans, baked potato etc).

Cost - £13.50 per session.  

We have a relaxed & inclusive ‘home from home’ environment for children from Reception to Year 6.  

We offer crafts, toys, games, occasional themed events (Harvest, Chinese New Year, Burns' Night etc) and make as much use of the outdoor areas as possible.  

All activities are optional.  The children can let off steam outside or use quieter areas to play in the hall or library before or after a long day at school. 

We have high staff-to-children ratios and the team are there to lead, join in with or supervise activities, as appropriate.

We use email to contact parents - if you are waiting for sessions with us, please keep an eye out for messages from us. If you no longer need a session you are offered, please let us know in fairness to other families on the waiting list.

We are sorry that we are unable to offer shorter sessions or sibling discounts. 

If we have a space, you can book from the start of the following term & we assume that your child will then stay with us until the end of year 6 unless you tell us otherwise.  

We are a provider for Tax Free Childcare - we are registered under St James' Preschool & After School Club. Details about voucher payments & other options below.

Staff and Contact Details

All our staff are part-time and may not always be able to respond on the same day.

Manager - Mandy Baker telephone 07779 226955 during After-School Club open hours.

Administrator - Jo Atwood telephone 07895 303744 available mornings Monday - Wednesday and Friday (term time).

They can both be contacted by email  stjamesasctw@hotmail.co.uk during term time (emails & telephone messages are checked during holidays but we may not be able respond immediately).

Please email any changes to requirements as soon as possible.  For last minute changes – please call or text to Mandy’s phone.

We are oversubscribed for all sessions so please apply as early as possible.  The waiting list operates on a first come first served basis. Please return the Admissions Form & Medical Form, preferably by email or please drop a paper copy into the Church Office & we will add you to the waiting list.  We are sorry that we are not always able to immediately offer all sessions requested.

For further information: 


  About the Club         
 Payment Information - Tax Free Childcare/Voucher Schemes etc


Additional Forms

ASC/Parent/Child Agreement



Tel 01892 521703 

St James Church Ferndale 

Tunbridge Wells 

Kent 

TN2 3RL