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Holidays - childcare and things to do

The Family Information Service can provide a list of local playschemes to care for your children if you are working over the school holidays.

Find holiday playschemes

The leaflet will be updated shortly before each holiday, including half term breaks. You can use the link above to print a copy of the most recent Holiday Playschemes list to give you an idea of which schemes are likely to be running.

Holiday schemes are run by a wide range of community and council funded organisations, mainly for children aged five to 14 years. Some nurseries have told us that they can take extra children aged three and four years as well. There are some schemes designed for disabled children and young people and those with additional needs. Many of the schemes run during every holiday, apart from over the Christmas period.

Childminders can also provide holiday childcare. Use the directory to find a childminder in your area, or phone the Family Information Service for advice, 020 7527 5959.

For information about free and low cost fun things to do this summer see the Heatwave 2018 leaflet or go to www.islington.gov.uk/heatwave

Access to Sports runs free activities during holidays; see website for details.

If you live in Islington and are on benefits, or working and earning less than £16,190 per year, your children aged 6 to12 years could enjoy free activities and free lunch over the 6 week holiday with Lunch Bunch Sunmmer 2018. Find out more and book online at Eventbrite