Forthspring Inter Community Group

Springers has been offering quality, affordable afterschool childcare during term-time and full-time day care in school holiday periods since 2009. Since our launch in 2009 we have catered for over 150 local children and supported over 75 local families.

We provide an afterschool collection service from:

  • Springfield Primary School
  • St Clare’s Primary School
  • Glenwood Primary School
  • Springhill Primary School

Children from other schools are very welcome to attend, however we do not provide a pick up service from other schools at the minute.


Springers employs two qualified, experienced, committed members of staff. We also have a full-time German volunteer.

Springers play co-ordinator is fully qualified to Level 5 in management and childcare.

Springers play assistant has her level three in play work and is currently attending Level 5 in management and childcare.

Both staff have child protection and peadratic first aid training as well as levels one and two Adverse Childhood Experiences training.

Springers volunteer has child protection training.

Springers activities and ethos

Springers adopts a play approach as we are passionate that access to quality play is central to a child’s development.

During school holidays, Springers provides full day sessions (see below). The children enjoy a wide range of activities including trips, art and craft, cooking, mindfulness and unstructured free play.

Children attending Springers have access to the play room, an outdoor play area, a large sports hall and the Forthspring community garden.

We’d love you to get in touch if you’re interested in quality, affordable childcare and are happy to arrange a viewing of our facilities on appointment.

Quotes from parents

‘The help you provide for me being a single mum and taking my child for me after school for me to work and being so close to my home and the amount is affordable’

‘This means I can go to work and reach my career goals. Having a place like Springers is priceless, opening during midterm break means I’m not using annual leave for such occassions’.

‘It is essential to allow me and my husband to work and to know our son is happy and safe there’.

‘… The staff are friendly and experienced. The service has never let me down and I have been using Springers for about ten years now’.

‘That (Springers) means my boys are in a safe place and I can be at work’.

Our Prices

Term Time

  • Daily cost for one child: £16.00
  • Daily cost for two children: £31.00
  • Weekly cost for one child: £77.00
  • Weekly cost for two children: £150.00
  • These sessions last from1:30 pm until 5:30pm
  • 12 noon pick up: £4.00

School Closures and Holidays

  • Daily cost for one child: £28.00
  • Daily cost for two children: £54.00
  • Weekly cost for one child: £135.00
  • Weekly cost for two children: £250.00
  • (These sessions last from 8:30 am till 5:00pm)
  • Session cost for one child during school clusure: £16.00 (am or pm)
 For more information contact Charlene at or 07757404941 or 028 90313945 or simply call in for a registration form.



Springers is a registered provider with Social Services. We are also members of Playboard NI and Children in Northern Ireland.

Working families can access tax credits/universal credits. 

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