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Holidays - childcare and things to do

Holiday playschemes operate following government guidance.

A limited number of free places are available for vulnerable children at each holiday playscheme. Professionals and practitioners should apply direct to providers to enquire about a place for a child they are supporting.

Parents can apply direct to schemes to enquire about fees and availability for childcare places.

Holiday playschemes, half-term, 25-29 October 2021

Elizabeth House, N5 1ED
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm
Booking: 020 7690 1300
Ages: Reception to 14 years

Hanley Crouch @ Brickworks Community Centre, N4 4BY
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Booking: 020 7263 1067
Ages: Reception to Year 6

Highbury Roundhouse @ Hanover Primary School, N1
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Booking 07914 255545; julied@highbury-roundhouse.org.uk
Ages: Reception to Year 6

Highbury Roundhouse @ Yerbury Primary School, N19 4RS
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Booking  07914255545; julied@highbury-roundhouse.org.uk
Ages: Reception to Year 6

Hilldrop Community Association, N7 0JE
Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 5.30pm
Booking 020 7700 1871
Ages: Reception to Year 6

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre, N19 3YJ
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm
Booking: 07377 000510; irene@hleca.org.uk
Ages: 3-11 years (up to 15 years for children with SEND)

Mary's, St Mary's Church, N1 2TX
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; extended hours, 8.30-9am and 5-5.30pm (extra fee)
Booking 020 7704 2873
Ages: 6-12 years

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

All providers welcome children with SEND and are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. Parents and professionals are encouraged to take time to discuss the needs of each child well in advance of attending provision.

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

Islington's Adventure Playgrounds are also open during each holiday, including half-term, but are closed at Christmas.