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Highlights from the Holiday Childcare Scheme

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Archery session
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Basketball skills
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Competitive football match
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Creative collage making in the Early Years
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Cycling training
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Relay races in the Early Years
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Felix project providing healthy produce for parents to take home
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Hockey Skills
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Junk modelling in Early Years
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Lacrosse ready
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Playing Lacrosse in the main scheme
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Learning to ride a bike with Anwar
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Making our Olympic medals
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Waving out Olympic torches
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Mask making outside in the Early Years
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Our Masks in the Early Years
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Parachute games with Steve
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Preparing to paint in the Early Years
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Summer of play with V&A
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The Worry Monster visiting the Early Years
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Water play in the Early Years
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Writing a note to the worry monster
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Relay races on our Olympics day
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Creative play in the Early Years
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Cooking at the scheme
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Climbing in the Early Years

Archery session
Basketball skills
Competitive football match
Creative collage making in the Early Years
Cycling training
Relay races in the Early Years
Felix project providing healthy produce for parents to take home
Hockey Skills
Junk modelling in Early Years
Lacrosse ready
Playing Lacrosse in the main scheme
Learning to ride a bike with Anwar
Making our Olympic medals
Waving out Olympic torches
Mask making outside in the Early Years
Our Masks in the Early Years
Parachute games with Steve
Preparing to paint in the Early Years
Summer of play with V&A
The Worry Monster visiting the Early Years
Water play in the Early Years
Writing a note to the worry monster
Relay races on our Olympics day
Creative play in the Early Years
Cooking at the scheme
Climbing in the Early Years

 

The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme is Ofsted registered and provides childcare for children aged 3 to 13 years old. The schemes take place during the school holidays, (excluding the Christmas break) within a Tower Hamlets school. See our activity plan for the full timetable of activities available.

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Next Scheme

October Scheme 2021, 25 – 29 October (1 week)

Booking closing date: 19 October 2021, 12pm or earlier once bookings are full.

Venue: St Mary and St Michael Primary School, Sutton Street, Stepney, E1 0BD

Please check before booking. Any bookings cancelled will incur a £15 cancellation fee.

Bookings  opening dates and times

Bookings for:Bookings open

Working parents/carers resident in the borough

21 September 2021, 12pm

Non working parents/carer resident in the borough

5 October 2021, 12pm

Parents/carers living outside the Borough of Tower Hamlets  

12 October, 12pm

We reserve the right to alter scheme operation dates/times in line with the requirements of the service.

Cost

Places are only confirmed once full payment has been received. You will be eligible for an extra subsidised rate, if you are a:

  • Working parent/carers resident in Tower Hamlets (TH) in receipt of working tax credits and
  • Non-working parents/carers in receipt of benefits (such as Income support, JSA, ESA or DLA)

To qualify, you must give recent proof of benefits (i.e. within the last three months), before booking. Subsidised payments will not be applied until proof has been shown.

2021/2022 prices

Parent/carer statusTimeCost (per child per day)

Working parents/carers resident in the borough who receive working tax credits

8am - 6pm

£20

Working parents/carers resident in the borough who receive working tax credits

9am-5pm

£18

Working parent/carers resident in the borough

8am - 6pm

£25

Working parent/carers resident in the borough

9am-5pm

£22.50

Non-working parent/carers who receive benefits

9am - 5pm

£8

Parents/carers living outside the Borough of Tower Hamlets  

8am - 6pm

£50

Cancellation fee

A £15 cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations no matter the reason. 

Late collections

Parent/carers must notify the scheme if they will be late collecting their child. A late collection fee of £10 per child up to 30 minutes late and £10 extra per child for each half hour late. If the scheme is not informed, the uncollected Children policy will be followed.

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Inclusive provision and referrals 

Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme is a universal service providing support to all children including those with SEND.

Children requiring additional support

Places for children who require additional 1:1 or 1:3 care can be supported on completion of a special needs’ assessment (SNAF) and completed online booking.

The SNAF process can begin before the bookings open please contact holiday.childcare@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Referrals

Referrals from social care and schools can be supported after receiving a referral form and completed online booking. Referral forms can be completed before the bookings open and should be returned as soon as possible.

Please email holiday.childcare@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Feedback

Attended one of our childcare schemes? Why not tell us about your experience by completing our short survey.