Afterschool Care


Kidszone operates afterschool care for St Paul's Primary School, Withington. Kidszone is based at St Pauls CE Primary School. We collect the children from their class and bring them to the school hall where we have exclusive use and access to the outdoor play areas. 

Children are given a tasty, healthy snack and water to drink is available throughout the session. A range of indoor and outdoor play activities are offered, we have weekly themes for activities and we plan these in consultation with the children. We also have quieter spaces for reading and doing homework. See our Facebook page for more images and details of our weekly activities.

We have a manager, deputy manager and up to 5 playworkers at each session and at least 50% of our staff hold playwork or teaching qualifications. We are Ofsted registered and inspected and are very proud to have acheived an Outstanding grade at our 2016 inspection and 'Met' (the highest grade) under the new inspection system at our last inspection in Dec 2019. To view our latest Ofsted report click here.

Afterschool care hours:

EY and KS1 3.20pm - 5.45pm

KS2 3.25pm - 5.45pm 

Monday to Friday term time


St Pauls CE Primary School, St Pauls Road, Withington M20 4PG. For further info see our location page


Our fees (from 1 September 2023):

£12.00 per afterschool care session 

Fees are payable monthly in advance by standing order, direct bank transfer, childcare vouchers or tax free childcare. 

How to enquire about a place:

Please complete our enquiry form or call Sharon Smirk, Manager on 07401 152534.

You will be asked to complete a registration form for your child prior to starting at Kidszone.

Can I visit Kidszone to have a look?

Yes you can, please contact us to arrange a date and time.  Please contact Sharon Smirk, Manager email: or 07401 152534 if you would like to arrange a visit or would like more information on how we operate.