Juniors Holiday Club
Juniors Holiday Club activities are specifically designed for children who have started Reception to the end of the summer following 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. Swimming is an important and enjoyable part of the daily programme for the 6, 7 and 8 year olds, whilst the 4 and 5-year-olds have their own adult-led activity programme to enjoy when the older children are swimming. 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.
Children must have already started school to attend Juniors. Those who are currently in Preschool and starting school in September are not able to be booked into Juniors age setting until October Half Term.
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.
Not sure what to bring with your child? Follow the link for our Kit List.
Swimming is available to children aged 6 and over. Please be aware our 25m indoor swimming pool has a depth ranging from 0.9m to 2.0m. It is not a walk in style leisure pool and entry/exit is via steps at each corner. If you require further information regarding our swimming sessions then please ask at time of booking. We have a very comprehensive swimming policy, further details of which are available on request.
Each child’s swimming ability is assessed by our staff members on an annual basis with tests being reset each September. This enables us to determine which areas of the swimming pool they can use. The information provided by parents is used as a guide only.
The swim tests/assessments include:
Beginner = 1 width of the swimming pool without putting their feet on the floor and showing no signs of distress.
Average = 4 widths of the swimming pool and 1 minute of treading water all without putting their feet on the floor and showing no signs of distress.
Good = 60 metre swim and 2 minutes of treading water all without putting their feet on the floor and showing no signs of distress.
Non-swimmers may enter the swimming pool only if they are wearing one of our swim jackets.