Welcome to the BDCA After School Club

Finding affordable childcare is a big stress factor for many families so local charity Bonny Downs Community Association offers a high quality, low cost after school and holiday club service.


Our staff collect children between 4½ - 11 years from local primary schools and bring them to our site in East Ham where they enjoy a structured programme of activities including: homework support, craft, creative workshops, outdoor play, trips and a healthy snack from 3-6pm. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and fun environment where children can feel at home and make new friends.


The after school service costs £14 per child per day or a discounted rate of £60 for all 5 weekdays. This includes the school pick up and a healthy snack. We also offer sibling discounts and give 10% off of the second child's weekly charge.

Holiday care


We also provide an extended holiday childcare service from 8am-6pm during some of the school breaks so children can enjoy a ‘holiday at home’ and stay safely supervised while their parent/carers are at work.



BDCA After School Club is an Ofsted registered Early Years Centre number EY492256. Comments from our OFSTED inspector (February 2018) included:

“Children learn about the world around them and are encouraged to care for others... Staff talk to parents every day and keep them updated with written information... Staff have good relationships with children. Children are happy and independent.” Click here to read their report.


Effectiveness of the leadership and management = GOOD. Quality of teaching, learning and assessment = GOOD. Personal development, behaviour and welfare = GOOD.

“Staff recognise the importance of engaging parents, and we feel that our input is valued… we can confidently say there is positive practice and provision combined with genuine warmth and enthusiasm from staff” - parent

“I pay for my son to go once a week as a treat as he loves it there so much!” - parent

BDCA After School Club is an Ofsted-registered Early Years Centre number EY492256.

The service is part of Bonny Downs Community Association which is a registered charity number 1071625 and a company limited by guarantee number 3625785.

BDCA’s registered offices are at: The Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, East Ham, London E6 6DQ.