Specialist Play Learning & Activity Team Ltd, otherwise known as SPLAT was created in 2011 to provide high quality, affordable childcare during out of school hours.
Our settings form part of the government’s Extended Schools agenda. Extended schools are designed to help balance work and family commitments, whilst providing children with a broader range of experiences and interests. We aim to ensure that children aged 3 –12 years are able to access quality, free play opportunities and activities during out of school hours to support their development and to support parents and carers in returning to or remaining in employment.
In April 2011 we successfully launched our first after school club in Ashtree Primary & Nursery School, in Stevenage. It was for Ashtree pupils only. Shortly after, we launched our mobile play settings which supported organisations such as Stevenage Extended Schools and Stevenage Borough council in providing quality mobile play settings as part of a parenting programme and various consultation groups.
In 2012, we teamed up with Spring Meadows out of school club and won first place at Stevenage’s first carnival in eight years. After many years of developing a good reputation and a highly skilled workforce we were pleased to secure a contract to deliver holiday childcare from Featherstone Wood Primary & Nursery School. The holiday club now caters for children across the whole town and beyond, aged 4-12.
We work in partnership with local children centres to support child development in early years.