Mariner's Afterschools Care

Mariners provide quality, safe, affordable and accessible out of school childcare offering a range of play activities in a welcoming atmosphere.


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Children for Whom Care is Provided The afterschool operates for boys and girls from North Belfast Primary School age as stated in the admissions policy. The afterschool caters for 30 children, in line with our Belfast Health and Social Care Trust registration. It is anticipated the afterschool will cater for 30 children under the age of 11. The afterschool offers a child centred environment meeting the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of children and recognising the individual needs of each child who attends.


Volunteers assist in the afterschool at various times. All staff and volunteers have Access NI enhanced checks and where relevant checks by the BHSCT registered person in charge.

Afterschool Policies, Procedures and Forms
The Afterschool provides appropriate areas for a range of needs including a food preparation/dining area, a quiet area, a large play area and outdoor play space in Crusaders Football. Toilet and first aid facilities are available as well as storage and administrative space. There are a suitable number of toilets available for use by the children attending the Afterschool, and separate toilets for use by staff. No pets are kept on the premises on the premises.

Services Offered In line with the arrival and collection policy the Afterschool, staff collect children from school and accompany them to the afterschool premises where the children are registered. Snacks and drinks are available at the beginning of the session. All food and drinks offered is in line with our menu planning policy, and meets the dietary needs and preferences of children as indicated on the child’s registration form.

Out of School term time, Mariners will be open from 8am to 6pm. We provide weekly outdoor activites to the Grove Park and we also run a two-week summer scheme at the end of July, which is pack full of trips and indoor activities. We provide cereal for breakfast, toast and an afternoon snack. Parents are to provide their child/children with a pack lunch each day.

Activities Offered A wide variety of activities are offered. Some activities will be planned weekly by workers, whilst still offering opportunities for free play. Children will be encouraged to participate in the planning and evaluation of activities and ideas for equipment when it is being purchased.
Languages Used The main language of the Afterschool is given English.


Opening Hours & Price

Opening hours

  • The after school afterschool opens between 1pm and 6pm every day during school term-time.
  • The holiday afterschool opens between 8am and 6pm every day during all school holidays.


Afterschool Care, Term Time: £14.00 per Child (including pick up)

Full day, Out of Term Time: £22.00 per Child

You are required to set up a weekly Standing order with your bank (details of this will be on your parent/carer Contract). The Afterschool Manager will arrange payments and bank details.

Admissions policy The
Afterschool is open to any child attending Seaview , Lowood, Cavehill and Curry
Primary School or in North Belfast. We have a detailed admissions policy which
can be found on the HUBB website (select
Mariner’s Afterschool Care). A copy can also be obtained from the Afterschool

Daily Routine​

2pm- Collect children and escort to the Afterschool.

2.20pm – Homework

2.45pm – Structured Creative Play

3pm – Collect children and escort to the Afterschool.

3.15pm – Structured Creative Play & Homework.

15.30pm- Snack time.

4.00pm – Outdoor Activities.

4.30pm – Free Play.

5pm – Tidy Up.

5.10pm – Music and Dance Activities (or active games)

6pm – Afterschool closes.

(out of School term the routine is extended and morning activities and trips are added.)

The Mariner’s Afterschool routine will vary from week to week with different themes. Also we will have Fun Friday’s were there will be a main activity such as movies, cookery or quizzes etc…