Community-Minded Ltd.
Inspiring our Community

Welcome to the Community Hub!

The community hub provides a full childcare services for children aged 9 months to 11 years and works in partnership with Old Moat primary school. We are open 50 weeks per calendar year.

Why not check out our Community Hub newsletter by clicking here.


We have been inspected by Ofsted on the 5th November 2012 and the charity is delighted with the outcome. Our services are now known as Old Moat Childcare but we previously traded for 11 years under the name of Old Moat Playgroup and we were based in Old Moat Sure Start Children Centre, M20 1DE.

Ofsted has praised our staff and services by saying, "staff team are very enthusiastic and work well together. They provide a welcoming and well-resourced environment which encourages children to be inquisitive, active and independent learners."

They've also praised our unique approach to childcare and activities mentioning, "Children are relaxed, happy and confident within the group. They are eager to participate in a wide range of activities and as a result, they make good progress in their learning and development".

You can see our full report by clicking here.


Out of 16 staff working directly with children, there are 15 staff that hold suitable qualifications with 14 at level 3 and 2 staff working toward level 3, 3 staff working toward level 5 in leadership.

Our staff are led by a manager with Early Years Professional Status and a Masters in childhood studies and practice.

We have 9 regular volunteers and students.

Community Hub Services

Under 2’s – Bluebells
Maximum 6 children with 2 staff.

2’s to 3’s - Buttercups
Maximum 15 children with 4 staff.

Over 3’s – Sunflowers
Maximum 40 children with 5 staff

Out-Of-School Club - Snowdrops
Maximum 42 children with 5 staff

A full day begins 7:30AM & ends at 5:30PM.
A Half day is 8:00AM to 12:00PM.
Alternatively half days can be 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

Sessions are 9:00AM to 12:00PM or 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

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To attend childcare activities, parents/carers need to put their name, postcode, phone number, children’s name and date of birth on our waiting list. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Priority is given to working parents and parents entitled to 15 hours free early education for their children, referrals, sibling and residents in Old Moat Ward. There is a waiting list for each room.

Free places

Please note if your child leaves within 4 weeks of starting then you will have to pay for the sessions your child attended.

2 years old
15 hours of free early education, from the term after they become 2. Benefit check required. To check entitlement, please ask staff or the Family Information Service on 0800 083 7921.

3 and 4 years old
15 hours of free early education, from the term after they become three.

Prices (fees payable in advance)

Under 2’s

Full day - £50
Half day - £25

2 to 3’s

Full day - £48.50
Half day - £25
£15 per session or £8 per hour (plus £2 for lunch or bring your own packed lunch).

Over 3’s

Full day - £37
Half day - £20
£11 per session or £7 per hour.

Out-of-school club

£8 per session from 3.15 to 5.30 or £5 if the child is picked up at 4:30PM. Out-of-school club

The Out-of-school club is for children attending Old Moat Primary School, however children from other schools are more than welcome! you will need to arange your own transportation to our building; unfortunately we cannot offer any transport arrangements.

Holiday care

We provide Holiday care services for children over 3 years old.

£37 per full day (A full day is between 8:00AM and 5.00PM)
£20 per half day (8:00AM-12:00PM or 12:00PM-4:00PM)


Some children attending sessions might stay for lunch at the cost £2.00. Alternatively, parents/carers are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch. Please bear in mind that these places are limited and requests need to be made earlier.