Holiday clubs are run throughout the borough during school holiday periods.
- A holiday club might be for you if you need affordable childcare during school holidays.
- Places can be limited and it's recommended to book in advance.
- Holiday clubs can be run by us, by individuals or by a private organisation.
- Usually sessions are for a full or half day.
Most childcare providers caring for children aged under 8 must be registered with Ofsted.
Normally maintained and independent schools and academies that want to provide holiday clubs for children aged 3 and over - where at least 1 child is also a pupil of the school - don't need a separate Ofsted registration.
- Ofsted doesn't make a judgement about the quality of the care provided.
- If the holiday club is also registered on the Early Years Register, the inspection also evaluates and reports on the quality and standards of the early years provision.
How do I know if they are Ofsted registered?
- The registered person must display their certificate of registration at the premises where the childcare is provided.
- Every registered setting has a Unique Reference Number (URN), beginning with EY if they are registered on the Early Years Register. Your chosen provider should be able to provide you with this.
- If the holiday club is operated by a school, you can check the school’s inspection report.
Go to the Ofsted site - search by name and address or Unique Reference Number. Your chosen provider should be able to provide you with the Unique Reference Number.
- Search for local holiday clubs - use the search bar to search by postcode - you can also view the Ofsted report with each childcare provider listing, where available.