About New Forest Child Care

Who are we

Welcome from the Directors Helen Archer and Sarah Whitman

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) which is a not for Profit Organisation, all monies are invested back into the Company to increase our training, purchase new equipment and toys and play experiences that we can offer the children without having to pass the costs onto parents, such as Cricket & Tennis coaches, Bouncy Castle fun days in the School Holidays, Visits from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hampshire Ambulance and Hampshire Fire & Rescue.

Who we are


Our sessions are based on the Principles of Play Work, so our staff are there to facilitate play opportunities. We have boundaries and Club rules that the children will work on with the staff and that we will all buy into. We have planned activities on offer for each session, although we do support Free Play where the children can access equipment and resources to create their own activities and games, we promote friendship and creativity with arts & crafts, inside and outside games, a quiet corner and a wide range of toys, construction equipment, role play and limited use of a computer or play station. Our equipment is suitable for a variety of ages as we are well used to the different needs of KS1 children to KS2 children, we will operate a buddy system for children to help each other settle in and find activities that they enjoy.

Homework club

We will offer a homework club to allow children to complete this in a supportive and quiet environment before coming home.

Activities and Equipment

We will offer outside activities and have outside equipment for the Children to use, we will try to have as many outside activities on offer as weather permits or use of the sports hall if needed. Children will be wearing High Visibility jackets whilst playing outside and will always be supervised by our team of staff. We work above and beyond the Ofsted guidelines of 1 staff for every 30 children by providing on average where possible a 1 to 10 ratio. All or our staff are qualified or working towards a fully recognised child care qualification (minimum level 2) and have Paediatric first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding and behaviour management.

Parents Manual

You will receive a full parent/carers manual detailing more information on the services we offer and explaining our policies in more detail.

Payment Options/Terms

We are registered with all the main voucher companies, please let us know if you want to pay your invoices with vouchers and we can assist with the set up. Our payment terms are 7 days from date of the invoice, please pay by internet banking and the bank account details are listed on your invoice.

Interested in New Forest Child Care running a club at your school?

If you are a school looking to set up an Ofsted registered holiday club, after school club or breakfast club for wrap around childcare at your school then we would be pleased to speak to you about your requirements.