Our Playschemes

Our holiday playschemes provide fun and entertainment for young children in our care

About Our Playschemes

Our aim is to provide fun and entertainment for all children in our care. We offer a variety of activities to encourage independence and social skills, hoping that your child will want to return! Some of the activities we offer are: arts and crafts, outings, team games, cooking, quiet play, role play, construction toys, face paints, playstation, outside play and much more.

There is also the opportunity for free play throughout the day. The main part of the day involves sessions that the children and young people select themselves, from various options on offer. Sessions comprise a mix of active games, offsite trips and craft activities. All our programmes are published in advance and can be seen in our Parent Portal.

We strive to go on a trip every day, whether that’s a trip to the local park, a game of bowling, or a visit to the play centre. This is subject to change near the time depending on local weather conditions or the children’s choice.

Your child must bring a packed lunch with ice blocks, to keep the food cool as we have no cool storage facilities available.

Places in the holiday playscheme are limited places on a strict first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, we advise booking your place early to ensure your child has their space reserved.

 

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All staff hold an enhanced DBS disclosure. A high proportion of staff also hold a full and relevant level three or higher qualification (with some staff also being qualified teachers). Safeguarding and child protection training is updated regularly.

We ensure a high proportion of the staff team hold a current paediatric First Aid certificate, so you can rest assured your children are in safe hands, with a minimum ratio of 1:10 (which is often much higher). We also make sure we have robust behaviour management procedures in place. If you have any questions regarding our policies or procedures, feel free to drop us a message via the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Opening Hours (during school holidays*)

The playscheme is available to children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

We are located at Solent Infant School, Drayton and open all school holidays.

Monday to Friday
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pricing

These prices includes all drinks, snacks and trips. Children must bring a packed lunch, with ice blocks, as we do not have cool storage available.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Please ensure your child has a packed lunch and is wearing suitable clothing.
  • Please leave any medicines that your child is taking with the staff, signing the medicine book before leaving.
  • Once payment for bookings has been taken, no refunds will be given.
  • All staff are experienced and a qualified first aider is constantly on duty, providing a safe environment for your child to enjoy themselves in.
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  • Important Notice: For the safety of the child, and in accordance with OFSTED, all children attending the playscheme must be signed in and out on the official register. If, for any reason, someone else is to collect your child then a password must be exchanged. We will not release your child without the correct password. Children cannot bring mobile phones or electronic toys with them.
  • Please do not bring your child if they have been sick or had diarrhoea within the last 48 hours.
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  • *NB: We do not open over the Christmas break.

Playscheme Calendar - Summer Holidays 2021

Week One

Monday 26th July – Friday 30th July 2021

Week Two

Monday 2nd August – Friday 6th August 2021

Week Three

Monday 9th August – Friday 13th August 2021

Week Four

Monday 16th August – Friday 20th August 2021

Week Five

Monday 23rd August – Friday 27th August 2021

Week Six

Monday 30th August – Friday 3rd September 2021

Our Locations

Court Lane Junior School

Hilary Avenue
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 2PP

Solent Junior School

Solent Road
Drayton
Portsmouth
PO6 1HJ

Solent Infant School

Evelegh Road
Farlington
Portsmouth
PO6 1DH

Portsdown Primary school

Sundridge Close
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 3JL

Gallery

See a selection of photos we’ve taken, showing some of the activities and games the children enjoy at our playschemes and clubs.