Open from 8.00am to 6.00pm (last collection at 5:50pm) alongside our provision for nursery children, our Playscheme caters to children from 3 to 12 years of age throughout the school holidays. We maintain a staff child ratio of 1:8 at all times when in the Centre and 1:6 on external trips and excursions. All members of staff are fully DBS checked and have a range of qualifications and childcare experience.
Dates and Times
Playscheme runs during the following school holidays:
We provide children with a range of snacks in the morning and afternoon, but children must bring their own packed lunch.
At Bright Beginnings, we are committed to promoting healthy eating throughout the Centre. This includes packed lunches for our Playscheme children. Please visit the NHS website for more information and for ideas for what to pack in your child’s packed lunch: https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes.
We would like to remind parents to avoid packing chocolate, sweets, biscuits and cake bars, as these items are high in sugar, and encourage families to pack fruit and vegetable snacks instead. Processed fruit products such as winders are also high in sugar.
We also do not allow sugary, fizzy drinks such as Coca Cola. The Centre provides cold water throughout the day via a drinking fountain and the children can help themselves at any time.
The Centre is also a nut free zone. This includes all varieties of nuts and nut spreads. This is to protect children that have severe nut allergies.
Playscheme places are offered on a first come first served basis, and we prioritise staff members and students from the University of Leeds. Booking forms are sent out at least a month in advance to families registered on ParentMail, our parent communication portal. To register your interest in our Playscheme, please contact [email protected].