The Out of School Alliance (OOSA) was set up in August 2009 by Catherine Wrench and Clare Freeman and has been providing support and advice to the Out of School sector for 11 happy years. In 2021, Clare and Catherine handed over the reins to Rebekah Jackson Reece of The Bold Type Training & Consultancy
Rebekah is a well respected childcare success coach who has specialised in supporting and developing the Out of School sector for the last 18 years. She is a playworker at heart and brings this to her approach, believing wholeheartedly that running a childcare business should actually be fun. As a childcare business expert as well as passionate advocate for playwork and school aged care, Rebekah is proud to be leading OOSA forwards and has almost too many ideas to support members than we can count!
The Out of School Alliance is famed for being a 'one stop shop' for all the information needed by both experienced out of school club owners, staff and committees and those new to the sector too.
Here you will find all you'll need in one place; template policies & procedures, helpful step-by-step guides, advice and guidance, activity ideas, recommended suppliers and tips for coping with Ofsted inspections and village hall committees!
The aim of OOSA is to make the lives of those running out of school clubs - whether just starting up or long-established - that little bit easier, as well as improving the quality of experience enjoyed by children attending the clubs.
We hope you find all you need here, but quality improvement runs through all that we do. If you have any suggestions for things we can change, amend or improve on, or think of something that you really need and simply cannot find, don't hesitate to get in touch!
Photograph taken by Jonathan Self: www.jonathanself.co.uk