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About Rascals Childcare

About Rascals Childcare

Now in our 15th year, Rascals is the largest privately run out of school club in the Arun area. Owned and managed by Tim and Emma Jackson, who started Rascals in July 2005.

Our venue is the former East Preston Youth Centre building, purpose built in 1973 but now leased to Rascals from WSCC. The building consists of 2 floors. The first floor offers a large TV lounge, a library and a small IT suite. There is also an accessible lift which allows both adults and children to use every aspect of the upper floor.

The ground floor contains the main room with kitchen and toilet facilities.

Children have the facility of a Breakfast Club, an After School Club and a Holiday Play Scheme all under one roof in a secure building within the grounds of East Preston Junior Infant and East Preston Junior school.

The outside playing area is vast, and with the permission of both schools, children are able to use certain areas of the school field, including the junior school play trail.

Meet the team

  • Emma Jackson

    Emma Jackson

    Joint owner

    Emma holds a current CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Paediatric First Aid, Child protection, Safeguarding children level 3, Lets All Play inclusion, level 2 in Food Safety in Catering and level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace.

  • Tim Jackson

    Tim Jackson

    Joint owner

    Tim holds current Paediatric First Aid certificate, Child protection, fire safety officer, level 2 award in food safety in catering, and is qualified in Risk assessment and Health & Safety.

  • Paula



    Paula is an Early Years Teacher, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in early childhood studies, a Foundation Degree in early childhood and a Level 3 in Special Educational Needs.

  • Abi



    Abi has a CACHE level 3 Diploma in Pre School Practice, child protection and Paediatric First Aid certificate.

  • Beth



    Beth has a CACHE Level 2, CACHE level 3 Diploma in playwork, Paediatric First Aid, risk assessment, food hygiene level 2 and NVQ 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development.

  • Lisa



    Lisa has a level 2 in children and young persons workforce, paediatric first aid, prevent duty, safeguarding and food hygiene qualifications.

  • David



    David is our longest serving employee having been with us since 2005. David holds a Paediatric first aid certificate.

  • Louise



    Louise has 25 years experience in the childcare industry and currently holds a level two in childcare and a paediatric first aid certificate.

  • Debbie



    Debbie, our playworker, has an NVQ level 3 and 4 in childcare and early years. She also has a level 3 in health and social care and has 25 years experience in the childcare industry.


What age range do you accept?

We accept children aged 4-12 years old.

What schools do you accept?

We accept children from any school. For East Preston Infant & Junior school we collect children and walk to them to our building. For Georgian Gardens we collect children using our minibus. For Summerlea school we use a local taxi firm.

Are you Ofsted registered?

Yes. Our Ofsted registration number is EY304994 and at our last inspection in October 2012 we were graded ‘Good’.

Are you trained to work with children?

Yes. All our staff are either trained in childcare via NVQ level 3 or are working towards this.

Have your staff been DBS checked?

All staff employed by Rascals have been DBS checked to a level of enhanced disclosure. DBS check results are available upon request.

Do you have sufficient insurance for your minibus?

Yes. We have a policy specifically for the minibus that allows us to transport children. Insurance documents are available from Georgian Gardens school or from us upon request.

Rascals Childcare of East Preston