About Us

History Of Chorlton out of school hours

COSH is an independent company, run as a not-for-profit organisation that first opened in 1992. COSH is a thriving childcare scheme and play setting catering for children attending Chorlton Park Primary School. It provides care for children at the start and end of the school day. COSH caters for children aged 3-11.

COSH is regulated and approved by OFSTED since May 1996. Equally important we also comply with legislations and standards applicable to out of school care. Additionally, we are members of the Out of School Alliance. There’re also multiple registers that COSH is on including, Early Years Register, Compulsory Childcare Register and Voluntary Childcare Register.

COSH’s previous Ofsted unique reference number was 500058. Whereas when we moved to the new premises in 2022 our unique reference number changed to 2702935. COSH last Ofsted inspection on 25th January 2019 and we were awarded an outstanding, you can read the full report via this link. 

Mission statement

The primary objective of COSH is to provide quality affordable childcare for children who attend Chorlton park primary school. In particular dropping off/ picking up the children, offering breakfast/ afternoon snack and outstanding childcare via free play. Meanwhile providing a safe and secure environment to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development through play.

The scheme seeks to provide a caring environment. Recognising values and respects, equality and diversity for all children, parents, carers, and staff in line with our equalities policy. We aim to provide children with realistic expectations of behaviour and values, including appropriate language, physical contact, and care of the equipment.

5 Replies to “About Us”

  1. Emma says:

    My son absolutely loved their Halloween special event! Their new space is in a great location, it’s full of brand new toys with a huge outdoor space. The list of exciting activities they did during the day was endless with biscuit making, musical bumps, arts and crafts and movies. He had a great time and didn’t want to leave! Thanks everyone!

  2. Annette says:

    My son had a great time at the taster session. He especially enjoyed playing pool and playing outside!

  3. Helen says:

    My daughter has really enjoyed herself this week. Great location ideal for the tram route

  4. Joanna says:

    My son felt really welcome this week. Lovely staff and great play space. Very well run club.

  5. Katie says:

    Very impressive setting. Very welcoming and always going above and beyond. Thanks and see you next time.


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