Safe Hands wrap around childcare provision

Ofsted registered, fully insured, fun, friendly, and flexible childcare

We play 'Safely' and 'Happily' 

Based at St Cuthbert's School, Darwen, we provide wrap around childcare for children aged 4-14.  We have a wide range of toys, games, activities and craft resources to keep your children playing 'Happily' during their time with us.  We have access to a large outdoor play space, and are situated with good local transport access and a short walk away from local woodlands and moorlands.  We love to take your children exploring during our holiday club and teach them to be as proud of their local area as we are!

Safe Hands is owned and managed by Miss Alberts.  She has over 12 years experience working with children in School, Care, Charity and Play settings and has a Ba hons in Education Studies and an MEd in the Psychology of Education.  

We have experienced and trained staff to ensure that your children are safe during their time with us.  We encourage your child to learn how to manage risky play and conflicts so that we are all playing 'safely'.  

Staying transparent and open

Our policies

Safe Hands is working for the families and children we support

In this file you will find:

Administering medication policy

Aggressive behaviour policy

Anti bullying policy

Arrivals and departures policy

Behaviour management policy

Child induction policy

Complaints policy

Confidentiality policy

COVID-19 policy

Dangerous plants policy

Early Years policy

Emergency evacuation and closure policy

Environmental policy


In this file you will find:

Equalities policy

Food Safety policy

Fire Safety policy

Health and safety policy

Illness and Accidents policy

Intimate Care policy

Involving parents and carers policy

Late collection and uncollected child policy

Lockdown policy

Lone working policy

Manual Handling policy

Missing child procedure


In this file you will find:

Mobile Phone policy

No platform policy

Pandemic flu policy

Participation policy

Play policy

Privacy notice

Risk assessment policy

Safe internet use policy

Safeguarding policy

Safer recruitment policy

Smoking, alcohol and drugs policy

Social media policy


In this file you will find:

Mission statement

Staff behaviour policy

Staff disciplinary procedure

Staff grievance policy

Staff induction and development

Suspensions and exclusions policy

Visitors policy

Whistleblowing policy



Early Risers


  • From 7.30am until the school bell.

  • We play with our toy collection and enjoy team games.

  • Children are welcome to bring a breakfast snack

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  • This session is charged at an hourly rate from 3.15pm until 6.16pm

  • We have an optional organised activity or craft  alongside our free play extensive toy and game collection

  • We provide a snack of fruit and crackers

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Holiday club session


  • We operate from 7.30am until 6pm

  • We theme our weeks and enjoy a variety of activities

  • One day each week we have an offsite trip day or a special guest, these sessions are £25

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