Brook Buddies - Childcare Centre

Over recent years there has been a growing demand from families with children at our school for out of school care.

Many parents/carers experienced a great deal of difficulty in finding appropriate out of school care for their children whilst they have been at work or attending further education courses.

We aim to provide high quality seamless childcare for children attending Brook School and others in the locality of the school.

After School Club

In attempting to meet the needs of our community, Brook Buddies After School club opened in January 2002, supported by the staff and governors of the school, Dudley Early Years and Child Development Team, Ofsted, parents and staff of the club.


3.20pm to 5.45pm


£5.25 for 1 1/2 hours

£8.00 for whole session

(including a healthy snacks and drinks)

Breakfast Club


8.00am to 8.50am


£3.50 including breakfast

Further Information

Brook Buddies offers a safe, secure environment where children are cared for by qualified staff experienced in providing play opportunities for children and we also have access to Brook school's community garden and environmental classroom.

The club is headed by club managers Mrs L Humphries and Mrs N Humphries who supervise the staff team. The staff team is responsible for the programming and running of activities, and for ensuring that the policies and procedures adopted are put into practice.

Like Butterflies Pre-School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance.

For more information please contact Mrs L Humphries or Mrs N Humphries on 01384 818839 or the school office on 01384 818835.

The new number will be; 07970 704158

Opening Times

8.00 to 8.50am - Breakfast - £3.50 (inc breakfast)

3.20pm to 5.30pm - After School Club - £5.25 for 1 1/2 hours - £8.00 for whole session (including healthy snacks and drinks)

Change of Arrangements for Buddies in September 2017

From September 2017 Buddies is moving venue. Buddies breakfast and after school club will be in the environmental classroom next to the school garden. There will be easy access from George Street, facilities for disabled parents to park and bigger and greener play space for the children. The grassed area around the new Buddies will be fenced off from the staff car park and gated. Extra toilet facilities have been provided. Buddies will have a mobile phone for parents to contact staff.

The new number will be; 07970 704158

The number will only be answered from 8.00am to 9.00am and 3.15pm to 5.45pm from September 4th 2017.

Mrs L and N Humphries will be moving to fulltime posts in Butterflies as soon as a new Buddies Manager has been recruited and session times and prices will remain the same and payments should be made in advance via Parentpay.

Please note that from September 2017 day care from 8.50am to 3.20pm can only be booked and paid for via Brook Butterflies pre-school. Mrs L and N Humphries will be in charge of daycare. Prices will remain the same and provision will be in the early years unit/Butterfly rooms as now.

If you have any questions about childcare please direct them to Mrs L and N Humphries or Ms Beddall in the first instance.

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