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Where Each Child Is An Individual...


Vale of Glamorgan

Simply Out of School – Cowbridge was officially opened by John Smith MP in April 2006 and operates within Y Bont Faen Primary School. Children from Ysgol Iolo Morganwg are also able to attend and are collected and escorted the few yards down to Y Bont Faen.

Simply Out of School – Cowbridge is currently an owner-operated club and is open Monday to Friday in term time, until 5.45pm. A Holiday Club is also run in school holidays in Y Bont Faen Primary School.   Joanne Hopkins is our Franchisee at Cowbridge, and is supported by a superb team of staff.

“My name is Jo and I own Simply Out of School Cowbridge.  In September 2007, I was fortunate to be offered the position of playworker at the club. Within a few weeks of working there I was promoted to Assistant Playleader.  After a couple of years at this level, I was given the opportunity to run the club as Playleader which hep me gain further knowledge and experience.

I have enjoyed working with the children, watching them grow and develop into what they have become today.  To be a part of this has been a privilege, great experience and extremely rewarding and I look forward to many more years of caring and working with children and their families.

I have built good relationships with the children and their families, staff at all levels and school staff member all of which I have given and received
the utmost respect.

I have gained all the required qualifications which includes a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork, Food Hygiene Certificate, Health and Safety, Child Protection and Paediatric Basic Life Support as well as gaining the knowledge of the CIW regualtions”

Joanne Hopkins

The club operates an equal opportunities policy, along with all other policies and procedures required to comply with the Care Inspectorate Wales (C.I.W.) guidelines. We are also members of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, who offer ongoing training for all staff members, advice and support in all aspects of the Club and contacts with all relevant associated organisations.

The club has full Public Liability and Employers Liability Insurance. The appropriate ratio of staff have relevant Childcare qualifications,  including level 2 or 3 Diploma in Playwork, First Aid, Child Protection and Food Hygiene.

For further information about Simply Out of School – Cowbridge and the Holiday Club, or to register your child / children please contact Jo  on 07756 836806 or email


For information on individual clubs, please contact the franchisee by phone or email (contact details can be found on the relevant after school club page).

Emma will be pleased to discuss any questions that you may have regarding Simply Out of School Franchises.

Contact us on 01656 372910 or email enquiries to

Alternatively, you can use the contact form opposite.

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