When we opened our doors in 1976, Gingerbread Corner provided the first after-school care scheme in the UK - and probably the first in Europe.


We started to look after under fives in 1984, and now provide care for nearly 200 children a day in a spacious, accessible and purpose built child-care centre.


Providing a safe and fun learning environment for children aged between three months and 11 years, with experience caring for children with disabilities and individual requirements.


We have a soft play room, sensory room & garden, four dedicated nursery rooms, an Adventure Playground and many other special rooms. Our children enjoy a variety of home-made meals for lunch and snack which take into account the children's dietary needs.


Because Gingerbread Corner is a charity, we offer discounts based on your household salary income so, the less you earn the less you pay. To help you that little bit more, we also offer a discount for siblings and all military personnel, NHS staff and emergency workers.


Many of our "ex-children" have returned as parents - and quite a few as staff members - and I can't think of a better testimonial to our services and our continuity of care.




Sue Dzendzera
Chief Executive





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What we offer


Full Time Nursery Places


  • For 66 children aged 3 months to 5 years old, across four nursery rooms, with free flow access to gardens and play areas.
  • Open from 7.45 - 6.30 p.m. every weekday, except bank holidays



Free Pre-school


  • Robins Pre-school runs 15 hours per week, 9.30-12.30, term-time, with free flow access to the play terrace
  • Free of charge



Breakfast Club


  • Breakfast starts at 7.45am. Leaving at 8.30 for school drop off.



After School Care


  • Registered for 100 children aged 5 to 11 years. Facilities include a Craft Room, Hall, Play Terrace, Games Room, Lounge, IT suite and a Den for under eights



Holiday Care Scheme


  • Care for 5 to 11 year olds during school holidays.



Facilities Available for Hire


  • Our facilities are perfect for children's birthday parties
  • More information is available on request or click here.
Registered in England & Wales under the Companies Act 1948 & 1967 as a company limited by Guarantee.
Registered number 1424489. Registered under the Charities Act 1960 number 278093. Ofsted Registration Number 124925.