Covid 19 – All Clubs Cancelled Until Further Notice

Due to the current situation around Covid 19 we have taken the decision to cancel all clubs until further notice.  We are monitoring Government advice and guidelines and the health and safety of the children and young people and our staff is our priority.

We will post regular updates on our facebook page The Hollow Lane Club so please follow the page to keep in touch.

If you have any queries please email as this will be regularly monitored.


Please find details of the Ofsted inspection report from 27 January 2020.

The Trustees have said:

“We are extremely proud to share the Hollow Lane Club’s latest Ofsted inspection report.  The report clearly recognises the excellent skills of Mary, our General Manager, and the whole team and in particular refers to HLC “providing children with the very best play and learning experiences they possibly can”.

Ofsted noted “laughing and giggling can be heard throughout the club, as children enjoy their activities with each other and staff”.  What better feedback could we ask for!

Trustees, The Hollow Lane Club”

It should be noted that the inspection was made as the Club is registered on The Early Years Register, Compulsory Childcare Register and Voluntary Childcare Register as an out of school day care provider.  As no under 5s were present on the day, the inspector was not able to give us a detailed grading (we previously were graded outstanding).  The judgement of ‘met’ means that HLC meets requirements for registration.  The language of the report tells use what the inspector saw and recorded on the day and the only options for grading were ‘met’ or ‘did not meet’ requirements.  The report can be found at and general information at

Siblings Club – Dartington

We are very pleased to announce that a new siblings group will be starting at Dartington in the New Year.  A siblings group has been running successfully in Exeter for many years now and we are very excited to be able to offer spaces for this group in Dartington.

For more information please phone or email Deb on 01392 463823/.


Fundraising News

A parent and friends completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised £165 in sponsorship money for the Club.

The Eagle One cycle ride raised £1500 for the Club.

We would like to thank both parties very much for their efforts and support.  We are very grateful and will put the money to good use.

Many thanks from everyone at the Club.


Eagle One Cycle Ride

Just a reminder that the cycle challenge in aid of the Club will be taking place over 12/13 July.
Representatives will be in Princesshay on Thursday 4 July with collection buckets and static cycles. Any help or support would be appreciated.

Club Attendance

Just a reminder to all parents and carers that if your child will not be attending a session can you please give as much notice to us as possible as this will have an impact on our staffing ratios. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you.

Charity Walk

Four members of staff from Sainsburys (Pinhoe) are doing a 24 hr sponsored walk from Croyde Bay to Exmouth Octagon to raise money for the store charity which is The Hollow Lane Club.

They will start on 5 May 2019 at 12pm from Croyde Bay and make their way across Devon to Exmouth arriving by 12pm on 6 May 2019.  This challenge is a total of 58 miles walked non stop.


UPDATE:  This walk raised £900 for the Club.  Thanks to all who took part.