Ages: 5-15

Here at Raising Explorers our primary focus is on delivering a high quality drop in Childcare Service for out-of-school hours everyday of the week. We offer a very trusted brand with award winning childcare facilities and services. As part of our Afterschool Childcare Service, parents also gain access to additional services for their child.

Service Hours
Monday -Friday
3.30pm - 7.30pm
9.00am - 3.00pm
10.00am - 3.00pm

We cater for mainly working parents who require a fun nurturing space to leave their children, where they will not only be kept safe and well looked after but also be in the right environment where they can flourish and learn to reach their true potential. Our service is flexible and operates 7 days a week for children between 5-15 years of age. Children love coming to Raising Explorers After School Club, don’t just take our word for it though, please read the hundreds of reviews left by parents and children over the years on our social media.

Prior to us opening the Raising Explorers doors in October 2012 we carried out extensive reading and research on various areas relating to childcare, education and conducted questionnaires with parents. It became apparent to us that we had a clear shortage of good Out Of School childcare provisions in the city and that needed resolving. Our research showed us that children were growing up with clear struggles in their lives due to a lack of nurturing,  support in education and access to high quality Out Of School care that met the needs of their community.

Additionally we learned that the most common time periods in which parents required childcare was at the end of the working day between 3pm and 7pm (we had already anticipated this to be the case), but what we found intriguing was that a lot of the parents interviewed found that childcare was not available at these times.


Our sole vision is to raise the standards of learning for children Out Of School and allow it to be done in a quality led, fun and safe environment. We are conscious that trust in the carer is a big factor when parents are considering which centre to send their children to. The majority of our new registrations are referrals from existing families who are already using our centre. We feel this speaks volumes about our services and we are very proud of the close bonds we form with the families and specifically children attending our centre.

Every parent’s childcare needs vary and at Raising Explorers we try our best to accommodate and tailor our service around those needs. We endeavour to provide high quality flexible childcare to meet the varying needs and commitments of each  parent and child.

We understand that the vast majority of parents require childcare services purely for economic reasons, usually to work or to study. Raising Explorers breaks this trend by providing such a wide range of additional services that all parents will want to take advantage of.

Here at Raising Explorers we provide the opportunity for parents to choose what they would like their child to be actively engaged in whilst they are here at the centre. We have a huge emphasis on the educational and character development of children attending Raising Explorers.

Parents/guardians are given choices as to the services and activities their child partakes in.   

Parents are given choices as to what activities their children can partake in, which range from:

In the world we live in today, it is vital for parents to see their children having fun, educated as well as being cared for, we believe that we provide that perfect environment and balance.  

Raising Explorers is on hand to assist parents in preparing children for an ever changing competitive world.  We want to help equip children so they are academically and socially educated, so they can take on the challenges of life, confidently. 

Raising Explorers children can access 6 key services as part of our Out Of School Club that we have embedded into our weekly timetable here at the centre:

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Submit your child’s application and we’ll contact you by phone to finalise the enrollment process, we accept applications for:

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