The UK 4 Nations Out of School Childcare Forum is pleased to announce the launch of their new website:

The 4 Nations Out of School Childcare Forum is comprised of the national intermediary organisations representing and supporting Out of School Childcare (OSC) in the UK’s four nations: the Scottish Out of School Care Network (SOSCN), Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, PlayBoard Northern Ireland, and the Out of School Alliance in England.

OSC is devolved to each of the nations’ governments and although there are clear similarities in terms of practice, registration; inspection, and qualification requirements differ as do government policies, strategies and support.

The forum was established in 2021 to strengthen policy, practice, research and support for out of school childcare (OSC) across the whole of the UK, and this new website is the only hub for accurate and current information about OSC in each of the four home nations of the UK, as well as our joint work as a forum.

4 Nations Out of School Childcare
Strengthening Out of School Childcare Across the UK