I am writing to inform you that as of Friday, 28th June 2019, Play-A-Way Childcare Centre will no longer be providing an After School Club, Summer Scheme or Wrap Around care on our premises at Zion Hall, 10a Zion Place, Newtownards. BT23 7ER.
Play-A-Way will continue to provide Preschool sessions on weekday mornings and Playgroup sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We hope you will continue to use these facilities and recommend them to your family and friends.
The After School Club at Play-a-way has been open since 1999 and we have welcomed hundreds of children through our doors over the past 20 years, so the decision to close our afternoon session for Primary school children has not been taken lightly, or without trying every conceivable option to keep the Club open.
As all local Primary Schools now provide After School care on site and with the increased provision of After School activities we have suffered a continuous reduction in the numbers attending our After School Club. This together with the rise in staff wages and running costs, makes it no longer feasible for this part of our community business to continue.
It is with much regret that we will cease to provide After School services for your child/children as of Friday 28th June 2019. Obviously, if this date changes we will let you know immediately, but, for the moment, our After School Club staff will continue providing the same great service until the end of the school year.
The Directors, Management and Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.