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  • About

    Beddau Buddies first opened as an after school club in September 2005. We were registered for 24 children and had a team of enthusiastic play workers headed by Mrs Sharon Humphries, whose previous 5 years experience and dedication gave us a flying head start.

    We worked closely with the caretakers and Senior management team at Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School to locate a suitable room for us to call home. Bryn Celynnog kindly agreed to give us use of their school minibus to collect children from the local primary schools, Llwyncrwn, Gwaunmeisgyn, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castellau and Ysgol Ty-Coch and return them to buddies.

    After just a short time it became obvious that 24 places wasn’t enough. After increasing a further 3 times, we have settled with 60 registered places!

    Following the growing demand for places at Beddau Buddies we quickly outgrew our first home. Bryn Celynnog rose to the challenge again and found us an ample sized unused room in the technology department of the school. In no time at all we had painted, cleaned and customised this room to be our new improved home! Buddies art work covers the walls and our displays show evidence of the many trips and adventures that we have had.

    What happens at Beddau Buddies?

    Our room is bursting with play equipment including the ever popular air hockey table, pool table, Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, six computers with internet access including strict web filtering for the childrens safety, multiple roll play areas not to mention the hundreds of games, puzzles and arts and crafts activities that we have! As well as our room, Buddies have use of the Drama Workshop and the enclosed playing fields that are part of the Bryn Celynnog campus.

    We are lucky enough to own a 14 seater minibus and offer a collection service from Llwyncrwn Primary, Gwaunmesign Primary and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castellau. The children are then returned to Buddies where they are offered a snack, a drink of squash or water and a small dessert. After this they are able to take part in either an arts and crafts activity, sports activity, free play or all three if they wish!

    Buddies Committee Members

    Beddau Buddies have a dedicated committee who oversee the running of Buddies. They help us with all important decisions and provide support whenever needed.

    Sharon Humprhries – Registered Person
    John Gibson – Chair Of Committee
    Debra Baldock – School Committee Representative / Head Teacher of Bryn Celynnog

    Kathryn Ellis – Staff  Representative
    Joy Nichols – Local Community Police Officer

    Opening Times and Pricing

    We operate as an after school club during the school term, opening at 3pm and closing at 5.30pm. (We are also open during school holidays, all information on which can be found on the ‘Holiday’ page)

    Our nightly fee is £7 per child and this includes collection. More information about our terms, conditions and registration can be found on the ‘Registration‘ page.


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    You can use the contact details on the contact us page and arrange a visit.

    Alternatively, you can download the registration form from the registration page.

  • BB Feedback

    Beddau Buddies has been a god send for us to help with looking after our children after school. It’s well organised and well run with friendly staff and great facilities. Thanks for the services.
    Mr A Walsh
    Beddau Buddies is absolutely fantastic! My daughter has been attending for a couple of years and she loves going to Buddies. There are always loads of activities for the children to do. I wouldn’t be able to work without Buddies They are brilliant 11/10.
    Mrs C Bowen
    My children have been part of Beddau Buddies for 8 years and we are delighted with the level of care provided. Our children have not only been cared for in a superb setting, by excellent staff but have gained fantastic life skills and experiences.
    Mrs R Jenkins
    I am very happy with Beddau Buddies – always great service and the children love it here!
    Ms L Hicks
    My children thoroughly enjoy coming to Buddies and I feel confident they are well looked after in a safe environment.
    Mr A Thomson
    My son loves Beddau Buddies! He has attended since the day he started school and it’s become part of our lives. The staff ate fab. My new baby will definitely be attending Buddies when it’s old enough.
    Ms B Jones
    My children love coming to Beddau Buddies afterschool as they get extra play time with different friends from different schools – all in a safe and very friendly environment. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
    Mr S Jones
    My son has been with Buddies since he was four and he is now almost 12 and still there. His younger brother has also started and they both love it in Buddies.
    Mrs M. Rudd
    All the staff have been excellent! My son was three in September and I have been completely reassured that he is happy in Buddies. He can’t wait to go back. Everyone is very friendly and there is a wonderful welcome and happy buzz whenever I go.
    Ms Williams
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    07956 553 506

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