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About Us


Safe Hands After school Club

Harrietsham Primary School & Lenham Primary School 


We care for all our children and want them to have the best time whilst with us. We like to have fun in the kitchen area, encouraging children to make their own healthy snacks. We offer lots of super fun activities to meet the children's needs and interests. At both settings we have a great outside area, that you will find us always exploring. We also like to take the inside out, and the outside in. 

At safe hands clubs; we offer and play games, painting, role play and many more activities. 

We have our own woods that we love to venture to and build camps and cook our own lunch!

Safe hands also offer a holiday club - that runs all day on selected dates. Here we create even more fun and lots of mess! Holiday club runs from 9am-3pm or stay till 5pm!

To find out more please contact your local team, either Harrietsham or Lenham :)

Breakfast club is available only at Harrietsham Primary school. Drop offs start from 7.30am, to find out more please contact the Harrietsham team. 

Price List 

Breakfast club - 7.30 am = £7.50

8am = £5.00

After School club - till 5pm = £12.50

till 5:30pm = £15.00

till 6pm (from September 2024) = £17.50

These prices include breakfast and snacks

We accept all gov tax free vouchers

Meet Our Staff

Mel Lawlee

Founder, Owner & Manager of Harrietsham & Lenham Club


Hi I'm Mel, the owner and manager of Safe Hands After School Club, Holiday Club & Breakfast Club.

I have been very lucky and have been caring for children for the last 10 years. I have made lot's of friends, had loads of adventures and supported children and families on their journeys. I have 5 children of my own, 2 whom have now left home and 3 currently in school. I love building dens, arts and crafts, oh and eating chocolate !

Rhian Lacey
Assistant manager for After School Club Harreitsham KS2 and Breakfast Club at Harrietsham

Hello my name is Rhian Lacey and I have worked for the lovely Mel Lawlee for many years. 

I am a happy, energetic and caring person. I love interacting with the children and helping  them create or hear their imagination flow. At home I like baking and eating biscuits.

I also enjoy going out on adventures exploring new things.


Ellis Worthy 

Assistant manger for after school club Lenham & Holiday Club Leader

SENCO & Family Liason Officer 

Hi, my name is Ellis. I recently joined Safe Hands October 2021. I'am based at Lenham after school club, but you will also see me at holiday club! I have worked in childcare for over 10 years and have been local, so you may have seen me before. 

I love being a Mummy too my two children, and having lots of fun. I like exploring the outside and anything Disney!

Jo Ward

Play worker

Hi I'm Jo. I joined safe hands in January 2022 as a play worker. I'am a trained hairdresser but have worked with children for the last 6 years, after becoming a mum. I've been lucky to have been a poolside assistant for a swimming school, to working in a local nursery. I've also worked as a teaching assistant at an Autistic school, which I loved.  

I enjoy hearing all of the children's stories and discovering where their imagination will take them each day.



Play worker

Hi my name is Lola. I first got involved with safe hands last year, running music workshops, I really enjoyed them and am so happy to now be part of the team! I have just finished my first year at uni studying music performance. I' am a drummer and you will find me most weekends gigging around the south east with my band or being a session guitarist for local artists. 



Play worker

Hi, my name is Rose and I have lived in Harrietsham all my life. I also attended Harrietsham Primary school. It's been so nice to come back and see how much the school has changed. I really enjoy working with safe hands in such a lovely environment, and seeing the children so happy and relaxed having fun!


Play worker / Bank Staff


Hi! I'm Steph and I'm new to the Safe Hands team at Lenham. I have lots of experience working with children of all different ages - I run various children's groups/parties locally. I was a teaching assistant in early years and key stage 1 until recently. I'am currently training to be a Forest school practitioner. 

I have a 12 year old daughter, 2 cats and a bunny. I love being outdoors, creative and having fun!



Play worker 

Hi, my name is Jackie.  I am a play worker at Safe Hands. I have a daughter that attends Harrietsham School and she is in her last year :(. 

I have been a Youth Club Leader and previously been very involved with young people through being a Girls Brigade officer. I most recently helped with the Summer Fun Club here in the village hall. My hobbies are dog walking and horse riding. I have recently got married and had great fun riding a horse to the church !


KS1 Assistant manager of Harrietsham After School Club

Hi, my name is Helen. I have worked with children for over 25 years in nurseries & schools; supporting them with their complex learning difficulties and disabilities. I have three children aged 22, 18 and 13. I enjoy long walks on the downs with my two dogs, baking brownies and eating pizza! 


Play worker / Bank Staff 

Hi, my name is Alyshia and I joined Safe Hands recently at Lenham. I feel very lucky to be part of the team. One of the best parts of working here is seeing the children having fun and enjoying themselves. I like the outside, horses and anything crafty with art. 


Sarah Reed
Play Worker

Hi, My name is Sarah. I'am one of the newest members working with your children, at safe hands club. I have always worked in the caring industry with over 10 years experience working with children and over 5 years experience caring for the elderly. Now I'am very much looking forward to starting my new adventure at Safe hands. I moved to Harrietsham in 2020 and have two young children. On the weekends we like to go exploring different forests ad along the coastlines with our dog. We enjoy meeting up with friends and family, going for picnics, parks and bike rides. 


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