Also, try the Ernest Cook Trust, which may fund your outside holiday activities.
Local authority staff advising schools about childcare may also be interested in our free training workshops.
How will Ofsted's new Early Years inspection regime affect your setting? Find out on 18 March at this Westminster Briefing event. More Ofsted Inspection Workshops here.
Catch up with the news
Childcare now costs more than an average mortgage. Some settings lower costs by hiring apprentices. It's National Apprenticeship Week - read about Apprenticeships here. More at our media page.
Tip 1: Negotiate all premises and property issues and be sure to include them clearly in the contract or service level agreement between your school and an outside provider. Saves a lot of bother later.
Tip 2: To continuously improve the quality of your provision, you need to be willing to reflect - regularly - on what you offer.
Clover Children's Club, Claverdon, Warwickshire: Julie Smith, owner/manager, looked at childcare settings that had received outstanding reports from Ofsted. Seeing what they were doing taught her a lot and has also shown her what she’s doing right.
Read more case studies to find out how schools have overcome any challenges in setting up successful childcare and holiday activity provision for older pupils.
Please tell us about the challenges your school has overcome - we'd especially love to hear from Special Education schools.