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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).

 

Early Years February 2023 activities
Area13 Feb14 Feb 15 Feb16 Feb 17 Feb
Creativity zone

Enjoy making transport train   from collage

Finger paint form of transport how you get to the scheme

Creating your Train from card

Making a bike from straws

Fancy dress day

 

Creates your own costume

Young Victoria and Albert Museum

Capture the flagBikes and cars

Design and creativity session 

Design and creativity session 

   
Global learning      

Interactive world session

 
Fitness zone

Capture the flagBikes and cars

Mini ZumbaBikes and cars

Mini trike races bikes and cars

Parachute games

Bikes and cars

Mini basketball

Bikes and cars

Outdoor

What’s the time, Mr Wolf?

Pass the beanbag race

Bike races

Hide and seek

Use bike wheels over paper and draw outline to make a road

Baking and cooking

Gingerbread cookies

Homemade vegetable pizza 

Fresh cheesy wholemeal bread

Fruit tarts

Healthy carrot cake

 

Download the early year 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.

Main activity February 2023
 13 Feb14 Feb 15 Feb16 Feb 17 Feb
Creativity Zone

Junk model, any form of transport

Draw the London underground map with your own made-up stations

Cut out pieces of coloured card and stick on to a drawing of your transport vehicle

Make a transport collage of your choice

Fancy dress

Outdoor
Indoor (weather dependant)

Archery


Team obstacle race


Football
Mini

Tennis

Basketball

Mini Cricket

Tag Rugby

Team races

Hockey

Archery

Young Victoria and Albert museum  

Design and creativity session 

Design and creativity session

   
Global learning      

Interactive world session

 
Baking and cooking

Gingerbread cookies

Homemade vegetable pizza 

Fresh cheesy wholemeal bread

Fruit tarts

Healthy carrot cake

 

Download main activity plan

 

 

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