Holiday Care

 

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October Half Term Holiday Care - MAGIC WEEK!

(23 -27 October 2017 inclusive) booking now

Please complete the enquiry form to reserve your place

This October half term is MAGIC WEEK and we have lots of magical activities and adventures planned, including a visit from a real magician and wizard workshop, trip to the cinema to watch a magical movie, potion making, spell writing and our own magic show and disco. Early booking discount of 10% for places booked by Monday 9 October. 

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MAGIC WEEK PLAN

Monday

On Monday we start the week creating our ‘magic potions lab’ role play corner where the children can be magic scientists and make potions and weird mixes. Then in the afternoon the children can learn about different herbs and their properties and they can create their own potions in a bottle.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we take a trip to the cinema in the morning and will see a magical movie – we will confirm which film nearer to the time. Then in the afternoon we devise our own spells and make them look old using ageing techniques – hopefully we will be able to create the ‘Kidszone Book of Spells’ written and illustrated by the children themselves!

Wednesday

On Wednesday we design and make our own wizard costumes and wands in the morning and then in the afternoon we will make our own magic props and tricks to amaze our friends and family.

Thursday

On Thursday morning we experiment and marvel at the magic of science with balloons, shaving foam and colour tricks and illusions.And in the afternoon we have invited Magic Philip (a real magician) to come and do a magic show for us and afterwards he will host a ‘Wizarding Workshop’ where he will teach the children some real tricks.

Friday

Inspired by Magic Philip’s Show, on Friday morning we will create a stage, put on our own Kidszone Magic Show and let the children show off their tricks, potions, costumes and maybe cast a few spells too!  To round off a truly magical week we will have a disco in the afternoon with some magic snacks and party games.

We will also run treasure hunts and outdoor challenges subject to the weather so that the Magic theme can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors too.

As always the children can choose how much of the themed and structured activities they join in with and throughout each day there will be Lego, Wii console, books, board games and lots of outdoor play equipment available.

So far this year we have had some amazing adventures during holiday care. Here's what we have been up to...

Here's what we did this Summer!

Week 1 - AFRICA

In this week we created our own African Village role play area, made clay pots, went to Fog Lane Park to play games and do some al fresco painting.  We made African masks and had a full day drip to Peak Wildlife Park near Leek, Staffordshire - which was amazing!! We also created sunset silhouette pictures and had an African drumming workshop and made lots of noise and rhythmn.

Week 2 - CIRCUS

We set up our Circus tent role play area and made clown hats and props, and created popcorn art and made mini lollystick launchers for slapstick fun. The Circus House came to visit us and ran a Circus Skills Workshop – which including balancing, juggling, tumbling and lots of fun. We made our own puppet shows and did circus themed baking. For outside fun we went and played tennis at Fletcher Moss Park in the morning (involving team games and skills delivered by Susan Keaney an LTA qualified tennis coach who is superb at making tennis fun for boys and girls of all ages) and did candy floss making in the afternoon as a Friday treat. 

Week 3 - UNDER THE SEA

We set up our mini ocean scene including fishing and a paddling pool and made our own 'Oceans in a bottle'. We filmed stop motion animation under water mini films and had a trip to the Sea Life Centre, Trafford Centre.  We made footprints on a sandy beach art and sea creature crafts then borrowed St Paul's school playground for games and sports (the children love having it all to themselves) and we baked sea inspired creations. We made peg mermaids and our own messages in a bottle and ended the week with Under the Sea Bouncy castle fun.

Week 4 - DINOSAURS

We set up our mini dinosaur world and made salt dough dinosaurs, we also visited the  cinema at Parrs Wood and got very messy - making dinosaur soap and dinosaur slime. We did bubble wrap printing and took a trip to Manchester Museum to see Stan the T-Rex and the other dinosaur fossils. We also made dinosaur bones and hatched our very own ice dinosaur eggs and had an end of summer dinosaur party!

May Half Term Holiday Care

We had a Wild West Week for May half term holiday.  The children enjoyed making their own Wild West costumes, played on an inflatable rodeo for an afternoon, played tin can alley, created our own Wild West role play area with wagon, wigwam and straw bales. See our facebook page for pictures.  

Easter Holiday Care

Week 1 - Detectives

Monday - We set up our 'Police Station' area, Baked biscuits and did some fingerprinting 

Tuesday - Created spy cards, made bracelets and learned our names in Morse Code 

Wednesday - Code breaking and CSI fun plus a visit from the mounted unit of Greater Manchester Police (to see the horses, police officers and ask lots of questions!)

Thursday - Used our senses to detect things from our sensory bin, and took part in the Detective Challenge Room solving clues and codes to crack the case! (this was incredibly popular, the children loved it!)

Week 2 - Easter Farm 

Friday - Full day trip to Farmer Ted's Adventure Park in Ormskirk 

Monday - We created our own Farm scene in the Scout Hut with real straw bales and made wool balloon eggs

Tuesday - Egg hunt at Ladybarn Park and designed our own eggs using various craft techniques

Wednesday - Animals Take Over visited us with their cute and furry animals for the children to stroke and hold (rabbit, chinchilla, owl, rat and ferret) and we made chocolate edible nests 

Thursday - Made Easter cards and played Easter themed team games

Aswell as our themed activities, children could choose how much of the themed activities they join in with and throughout each day there is always Lego, Wii console, books, board games and lots of outdoor play equipment available.

Superhero Week - Feb Half Term

We had an amazing Superhero Week during February Half Term. Here's what we did:

Monday - We created a superhero hide out for our role play area used through the week for the children's own adventures and we had superhero training - a specially designed keep fit session to develop our superhero skills.

Tuesday - Off to the cinema at Parrs Wood on the number 42 bus to watch Trolls movie, and in the afternoon we created an action assault course for some energetic play.

Wednesday - We got crafty making our own split pin superheroes and we made our own movies with our stop motion animation kit - including 'Bizarro Robs the Bank' - see our facebook page to view this fab film.

Thursday - Costume making for our superheroes in the morning and in the afternoon we went on a coach to for a play session at Antz in your Pantz in Timperley - we booked their 'Lazer City' play room too where the children got to play with Space Age Lazer Phazers in the setting of Gotham City!

Friday - Superhero logo creative session using paint and banners and biscuit decorating and in the afternoon we rounded off the week with a disco, party food and party games - capes, masks, painted faces all added to the fun.

Holiday Care - General Information

Staff

All of our holiday care staff are trained in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and basic food hygiene. Our manager, deputy manager and senior playworkers all hold level 3 or higher recognised qualifications in playwork/early years. 

Hours

We are open from 8.30am - 6pm
We offer full days - 8.30am - 6pm or half day sessions - 8.30am - 1pm or 1pm - 6pm

Dates for Holiday Care 2017

February Half Term - Mon 20- Fri 24 February

Easter holidays - Mon 3 - Thurs 13 April

May half term -  Tues 30 May - Fri 2 June

Summer holidays - Mon 24 July - Fri 18 August

October Half Term - Mon 23 - Fri 27 October
Closed at Christmas Holidays 

Fees

Please note that as from 1 September 2015 our revised fees are:
Full day £27 - including drinks, morning and afternoon snacks and all trips (please note parents must provide a packed lunch)
Half day £16 - including drinks, morning or afternoon snack and all trips (please note parents must provide a packed lunch if you wish your child to have their lunch at a morning or afternoon session)

Payment terms

Full payment is required by the date your child first attends  
You can pay either by electronic childcare vouchers or direct bank transfers. We do not accept cash or cheque payments. 

Dietary requirements

We can cater for most dietary requirements, please advise at time of booking. We operate a strict no nut policy and only offer water or squash for drinks.