Larne Community Care Centre
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Opening Hours

Term Time

Mon /Thurs – 2pm to 6pm

Friday – 2pm to 5.30pm

Non Term Time

Mon/Thurs – 9am to 6pm

Friday – 9am to 5.30pm

Skools out - Afterschool Care for 4-11 Year-Olds

Our Skool's Out Club has been running since September 1998 and provides a close family atmosphere approach to afterschool childcare for compulsory school aged children (P.1 – P.7).

We can accommodate up to 30 children daily and are guided by the playwork principles and values. We accept children from all over Larne and the surrounding area.  We collect from Linn primary school and St Anthony’s primary school at 2 pm and 3 pm. We also collect from the Corran primary school at 2 pm.

Our Skools Out club is run by our deputy manager Maria Magill, assisted by playworkers Darian, Linda, Stacey and Kevin who are long-term staff and have many years of experience providing consistent childcare in our afterschool’s. All staff are overseen by Childcare Manager, Carly McRae who is responsible for our management committee.

All staff undertake regular training to ensure knowledge and skills are current and we are inspected annually by Northern Health & Social Care Trust.

Pay as you go Childcare

Maybe you don’t need childcare on a regular basis and would prefer a “pay as you go”  service. Flexible additional or one off childcare sessions are available subject to capacity. You will need to pre-register and have a quick chat with staff, but after that you can check availability, book and pay for your childcare session by bank transfer.

After schools club

Meet the Afterschool Team



Linda Cash Skools Out


Stacey Huxley Skools Out


Kevin Regan Skools Out


Our Aims

Our play environment is varied and interesting and we offer challenging and risky play to help children grow in confidence, play in nature, explore their senses, and experience a range of emotions. Children are given skills to resolve conflict for themselves or with necessary support. Our playworkers support, supervise and even join in (when asked to do so by the children) in their play.

  • To provide fun play opportunities for children including provision of all play types.
  • To give children the opportunity to improve their social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional development.
  • To give children the choice and freedom to adapt play and the environment to suit their play needs. The children plan what they want to play/do and choose the resources they need.
  • To provide at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day and outdoor play, making use of local parks, Linn Glen and playing fields. We provide outdoor clothing so we can get out in all weather.

What we provide

Breakfast club

Our breakfast club runs between 7.30 am and 9.00 am Monday – Friday, children are provided with a healthy breakfast and can be dropped off at Linn Primary and St Anthony’s Primary Schools before 9am.

Healthy snack

The children get to choose what goes on the snack menu each week and help prepare and serve snack.

Homework supervision

We are not a homework club, but we do facilitate time for children who wish to do their homework Monday– Thursday with staff supervision.

School pick ups

From St Anthony’s and Linn Primary School. The Corran Primary School picks up at 2 pm, the bus stops right outside our building. We do however, welcome children from all local schools.

Children’s committee

This is made up of our P.6 & P.7 children who meet weekly to discuss issues and they consult with the younger children to create a monthly ideas planner of things we can do throughout the month. They also help with the planning of events, our summer scheme plans, choose resources for the club and help review and create policies such as our behaviour policy, anti-bullying policy etc.

Strong and healthy minds

This is done at the end of each day and is aimed at helping children’s emotional well-being. We make use of journals, games, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, stories, videos etc, to help children learn coping skills, self-regulation and build resilience.

Summer scheme

For our afterschool’s children which includes free trips and fun activities.

Famly app

This is used to share information, keep in contact, and offer support to parents.

For more information get in touch today

Skools Out Fees

1/2 Day Full Day
1st Child

2nd Child