After School Club

Quality after school care for your child

At Gateway After School Club we serve a snack tea as soon as the children arrive at The Gateway Centre from their school. This normally consists of a buffet tea which has a choice of different salads, fruits, cold meats, breads, spreads and fillings. There is also usually a hot addition which changes daily.

Gateway staff collects children from many (but not all) local schools; we collect children using different modes of transport, such as our minibus, car, walking and very occasionally taxi. Our Club has an average of 60 to 70 children per day from local Harlow schools.


Why choose Gateway?

Gateway After School and Holiday Club has been running since 2005.

Our After School Club is open during term-time and runs from each school collection time up until 6pm. We collect from many (but not all) local schools in Harlow and escort the children back to The Gateway Centre.

Play is at the heart of what we do. Our role as Play Workers is to provide a suitable fun, caring, warm and welcoming environment for children to build friendships, develop skills, be creative and explore through play. We aim to create an atmosphere in which our children feel comfortable and can develop confidence, self-esteem, co-operative skills and independence. It is also very important to us that our children’s families feel comfortable in club, so we strive to develop and maintain good relationships with parents, carers and other family members.

We cater for children aged 4 (Reception class) through to11 (year 6). Children may start the summer holidays leading into their Reception class start to help settle them in before they start school.

We are OFSTED registered and all staff are fully compliant with Safeguarding Children and hold enhanced DBS checks along with attending all relevant training and updates.





Schools we collect from:

William Martin Academy

Jerounds Academy

St Lukes

St James

Kingsmoor Academy


Pear Tree Mead



Holy Cross

The Downs

Opening Times

(Monday – Friday, except bank holidays)

Term time:  3pm – 6pm

School Holidays:  8am – 6pm

Get in touch

Gateway Centre, Perry Road, Harlow CM18 7NR

Tel: 01279 630346