Dorridge Primary School

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Darby's is Governor run and provides wraparound childcare for pupils from Nursery to Year 6.

Darby's operates between the following hours:

Breakfast session

All year groups

7:45 am to 8:50 am

Morning Wraparound

Nursery only

8:50 am to 11:50 am


(provided by Solihull Catering Service)  

Nursery only


Afternoon Wraparound      

Nursery only

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Teatime session

All year groups      

3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Nursery Wraparound (30 hours provision available)

Darby's provides wraparound care on the school site for Nursery children during morning and afternoon sessions, including lunch, when they are not attending Nursery. Our teacher led wraparound sessions take place in our spacious, main Darby's room with its own large outdoor area. The children also take advantage of school resources such as our Forest School site, libraries, outdoor play equipment and large field. Sessions are play based in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Darby's and Early Years staff work closely to plan and assess your child's time in Nursery in order to give them the best possible start to their learning journey at Dorridge. This supports your child to gain the fundamental skills to be school ready for their Reception year. 

Other care available

In addition, Darby's provides wraparound care for all pupils Nursery to Year 6 before and after school. All care is provided in our Darby's purpose built facilities, Darby's main room, The Hub and The Den.

Children are escorted between Darby's and other parts of school during change over periods.

Activities at Darby's
  • arts and crafts
  • cooking
  • outdoor play
  • movie nights
  • dancing
  • board games
  • variety of sports
  • opportunity for completing homework
  • television and interactive smart board games

Provision for September 2022

Children who have been offered a Nursery or Reception place for September 2022 must first accept the offered place through the Admissions team at SMBC.

A welcome pack will be sent out from the school once the acceptance is confirmed. This pack will contain a request form for wraparound care.

No bookings will be taken prior to the deadline date given in the welcome pack.

Contact Details

Please contact Darby's manager, Fiona Morrison, for more information.

Telephone: 01564 731421



Darby's Parent contract (as revised 17-06-19) revised contract uploaded 17 June 2019

Letter concerning charging policy in event of COVID related absences or closures added 15.09.2020