We believe in providing the very best play opportunities for children that provide learning experiences that spark a sense of awe and wonder of the world!
Our team along with our fun activity programmes, help children to practice communication skills,laughter, build confidence & make great friendships.
We promote children making health choices,healthy eating, playing games,
joining in crafts,cooking, having fun and building skills for the future.
However,children make their own choices!
About Scotforth Playschemes
We provide wraparound childcare for 46 weeks a year for children in nursery & primary school attending where we are based in Scotforth St Paul's in Lancaster . Our holiday clubs run for 8 weeks during half terms, the first week of Easter and the first four weeks in summer and are under normal circumstances open to children from all schools. During Christmas break we are closed for two weeks. During the holidays our setting offers a unique range of activities for children with a different exciting theme everyday. Our toys, equipment, rooms and play areas are designed for the specific age groups we care for, which have been carefully planned and set up by our highly skilled team of practitioners.
Hours in Operation:
Holiday Breakfast: 8am- 8.30pm - Cost £3.00
Full Day - 8.30am- 6.00pm - £26.00 per day & Nursery children £29.00
Half Day- 8.30am- 1.15pm (AM) or 1.15pm - 6.00pm (PM) - Cost: £15.00 half day & £18.00 for Nursery Children
Our Activity Programmes:
Programmes are planned around children's current interests and topics often including health & fitness, dance, yoga & mindfulness, cultural festivals, forest schools, music,baking & cooking, science & technology, drama and a multitude of creative & expressive arts. We also tackle global problems aimed at educating children to become advocates for positive change. Our programmes appeal to children who like a broad mix of play opportunities including, arts & crafts, physical games, cryptic challenges, fun informative quizzes and much more. Our early years group love stories,singing, dancing, rhyming and practicing skills and areas of learning throughout the EYFS curriculum.
How we group children:
Children are grouped in to 3 or 4 different age groups to ensure they are kept stimulated with age appropriate toys, games and activities and to help children build great friendships with children their own age. The only exception to mixing ages groups for activity sessions is where siblings request to be together to comfort each other while they do not wish to be separated. The rule however has to be that the oldest child moves to the younger group. More often this is temporary and the appeal wares off very quickly when they see what exciting activities they are missing!
What children can expect:
Within each group our staff will deliver four daily activities across every theme. If children do not wish to join in, they are very welcome to play alongside, however we do try and encourage participation or at least to give things a go, but by no means is joining in compulsory, children are free to choose. We like children to feel they have the choice to take part in something exciting, but never pressurise this process as we know how to inspire children and almost always achieve 90-100% engagement.