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About our scheme

The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme provides a universal good quality, safe and inclusive childcare service.

We encourage all children to engage and take part in play-based activities indoors and outdoors. Highly qualified staff plan and provide a wide range of fun activities following the children’s interests, supporting children to choose their own activities and make decisions for themselves. Your child/ren will be placed in the appropriate area in the scheme according to their age group.

Parents should provide their child with a packed lunch each day, see our healthy packed lunch guidance.

Staffing

The Holiday Childcare Scheme is staffed by a manager who takes responsibility for the scheme, a deputy, an early year’s lead, a special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) and childcare workers.

All staff have significant experience of working with children, and comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and the requirements of the Ofsted Childcare Register.

All staff members have a full up to date Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) and hold a valid paediatric First Aid certificate.

Holiday Childcare Scheme expectations

Within the scheme we support and expect children to respect each other and the scheme rules.

The rules are formed in collaboration with the staff and the children on the first day of each scheme, and are displayed. The rules include promoting positive behaviour and self-regulation.

Please dress children appropriately. The children will be taking part in physical activities and will need to be comfortable.

Please also ensure your child has clothes for all weather conditions. Please do not bring any toys from home. We cannot take responsibility for loss or damage of toys brought from home.

Early years timetable (3-5 years)

Children who are in nursery or reception are placed in our Early Years’ area. Within this space the staff plan and provide activities following the children’s interests, and in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

October 2022 activities
Areas Monday 24 OctoberTuesday 25 OctoberWednesday 26 OctoberThursday 27 OctoberFriday 28 October
Creativity Zone 

Leaf art

Clay forest animals

Woodland acorn painting

Animal masks

Finger puppets

Scheme Party

Young Victoria and Albert Museum 

 

Creativity sessions

 

   
Global Learning       Wellbeing sessions  
Fitness Zone 

Fun run around playground

Let’s skip

 

Obstacle run

Team races

Fun hunt
Outdoor 

Mini football

 

Mini Basketball

Mini cricket

Mini rounders

Mini tag
Baking and cooking 

Apple turnover

Blackberry and blubbery loaf

Plum and raisin biscuits 

Pumpkin muffins

Fruit crumble

 

Download the early years activity plan

 

 

Main Scheme and young peoples timetable (6-13 years)

Children aged 6 to 10 are placed within our main scheme area. The children can participate in a range of activities.

We also provide a young people’s area for children between the ages of 10 to 13. The children in this area have activities available in a more youth focused environment and can access the main scheme activities too.

Pool, table tennis and Board games are available each day

October 2022 activities
AreasMonday 24 OctoberTuesday 25 OctoberWednesday 26 OctoberThursday 27 OctoberFriday 28 October
Creativity Zone 

Enchanted leaf art

Ghoulish animal masks

Frightful finger puppets

Fun cushion making

Scheme Party
Outdoor/indoor (weather dependent)

Dodgeball

Cricket

Baseball

Frisbee Mania

Hockey
Young Victoria and Albert Museum   

Creativity sessions

     
Global Learning

 

 

 

Wellbeing sessions

 
Baking and cooking 

Apple turnover

Blackberry and blubbery loaf

Plum and raisin biscuits

Pumpkin muffins

Fruit crumble

  

Download activity plan

 

 

Newsletters

We share newsletters from each scheme to share the highlights with parents/carers and partners.

Read the latest newsletter for September 2022

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