The eight basic steps to setting up an out of school club are:
Is there sufficient demand for an out of school club? How can you find out? Do the results of your research give you an accurate picture?
Will your club be a charity, a social enterprise, or a straightforward business? Should you register as a sole trader or a limited company?
Are you eligible for any kind of funding to help you get started?
What should you look for when considering premises to use for your club?
Does your club need to be registered with Ofsted? If so, don't leave it to the last minute as the application process takes up to 25 weeks (depending on the register).
How many staff do you need? What roles do they need to fulfil? What qualifications or training must they have?
What equipment do you need for your club? What should you focus on if funds are short? Where should you buy it?
What policies, procedures and other paperwork do you need for your club?