The Family Information Service can provide a list of local playschemes to care for your children if you are working over the school holidays.
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.
Access to Sports runs free activities during holidays; see website for details.
Islington's Adventure Playgrounds are open all day each holiday, apart from Christmas, for children aged 6 years and above.