Holiday Play Scheme

Chestnuts Holiday Play Scheme

Dates of Play Scheme

Academic Year 2017/18


We are now taking bookings for February 2018 Half Term



February Half Term

Monday 12 February 18

Monday 19 February 18

Easter Holiday

Tuesday 3 April 18

Friday 13 April 18


Summer Holiday

Monday 23 July 18

Friday 17 August 18

Here at Chestnuts we run our own registered child care provision offering wrap around child care for primary school aged children.  This means we offer child care for 48 weeks a year.   All our 'Extended Services' provisions at Chestnuts are registered with Ofsted and as such we also accept child care vouchers as payment.  If you need help in sorting out the finances for our child care provision then please don't hesitate to come and talk to our School Business Manager.  (Ofsted Registration Number:  EY348142 for child care vouchers) 

Holiday Play Scheme is just one important element of our child care provision.  The scheme enables parents/carers to drop off their children at 7.45am and collect at 6pm during the school holidays .  The club is staffed by our own school staff so the children already know them well from working with them in school.  It operates on our school site which means a smooth transition from term time to holiday time.  Places MUST be pre-booked as we unable to accept casual admissions due to pressure on numbers.   On a daily basis the children will be provided with healthy breakfast, mid morning and mid afternoon snacks plus a larger snack at around 4pm.   

The emphasis of Holiday Play Scheme is on providing a nurturing, friendly and happy holiday times with a balance between active, sporty exercise and more focused creative activities, indoor games and outdoor games. Children are very much involved in planning and choosing their activities with the team staff at the beginning of every play scheme.   

If you are interested in applying for a place in a Holiday Play Scheme details and fee structures are available from the school office - please come and pick up a form or alternatively download an application form from the links below. Holiday Play Scheme is extremely popular and places are limited, which means we encourage parents to sign up well in advance of needing the place. 



All activities are planned well in advance of each play scheme and programmes of activities can be downloaded below.  We organise a range of activities some of which take place in school such as swimming, sports, creative arts, boardgames and other days we organise trips.  We often take children to the cinema or bowling.  We try and average two trips out of school per week.  These trips are charged additionally and cost approximately £6.50.  We want the children to have a great holiday so we try and make the scheme as much like being at home and having fund as possible.  Children will have a meeting with staff at the outset of the play scheme to help organise trips.  In the good weather we always make the most of Chestnuts Park.


Sample Menu for Breakfast

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cereal (Cornflakes, Shreddies or Wheatabix) - (Warm Milk - Winter only)
  • Porridge (Winter only) 
  • Pancakes (Friday treat only)
  • Toast - sometimes with beans as a treat but always with Jam
  • Toasted Bagels 
  • Fruit Juice

There are no limits on what the children are able to choose.  They may only chose toast or cereal or they may chose everything on the menu! 

Sample Menu for evening snack 

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fruit Juice
  • Beans on Toast
  • Sandwiches
  • Pitta and Salad
  • Sausages and Wedges
  • Pizza 


£22 per day. Trips cost an additional £6.50.

How do I book?

Advanced bookings only through our School Office.  Please fill in the attached form and e-mail to  Alternatively call 020 8800 2362 or email for more information.


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