Juniors Holiday Club
During the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be maintaining child groups in a “bubble” structure to ensure the safety of both the children and our staff. We continue to review the Government’s “Out of School Childcare” guidance and will adapt our internal processes as appropriate.
In line with the commencement of step 2 of the COVID-19 response – spring 2021, we can offer Holiday Club childcare to all children, without restriction on the reasons for which they may attend.
Shielding advice was paused nationally at midnight on 31st March. As of 1st April, all clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people can now attend Holiday Club, where they are eligible to do so, unless they are one of the very small number of children or young people under paediatric or other specialist care and have been advised by their GP or clinician not to attend.
Juniors Holiday Club activities are specifically designed for children in Reception to Year 3, giving the space and time for all of the children to enjoy age appropriate activities, art and free play throughout the day. We utilise The College’s fantastic facilities including Butcombe Playground, tandem trikes and balance bikes, the indoor Sports Hall and Forest School Garden. Our activities are all led by experienced staff with the emphasis on promoting individual development and, of course, fun. We believe it is important that children are able to pursue interests and develop skills through a range of activities and opportunities.
Lunch and afternoon tea is included in the daily cost.
Typical Day Timetable
0800–1000 – Arrivals, Early Play including Free Play, Arts & Crafts, Games etc
1000–1030 – Registration and Chat Time
1030–1200 – Free Play, Forest School and Games
1200–1315 – Lunch
1330–1530 – Playground and Games options e.g. Art session, Football, Den Building
1530–1600 – Tidy up and return to Registration Building
1600–1800 – Departures, Stay & Play and Free Play
* Above is an example of a typical day and should be treated only as a guide. Variances occur as staff adopt a flexible approach to meet children’s needs.