Holidays - childcare and things to do

Holiday childcare playschemes operate each holiday, apart from Christmas.

A limited number of free places are available for Islington children who have been identified as vulnerable by education providers, family support or social workers or other practitioners working with the child or family. Practitioners can contact the schemes direct to discuss the needs of the child they are working with. 

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

May/June Half-Term, 30 May to 1 June 2022 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Elizabeth House N5 1ED

Age: Reception to Year 9
Hours: 9am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (£10 concessions)
Enquiries: 020 7690 1300
Booking: or via website

Hanley Crouch Community Association, Brickworks, N4 4BY

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (sibling discount available)
Enquiries: 020 7263 1067
Booking:  Phone or email or via website 

Highbury Roundhouse @ Yerbury Primary N19 4RS

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Cost: £19.80 daily (£18.80 siblings)
Enquiries: Julie Day, 020 7359 5916; 07914 255545
Booking: via website

Hilldrop Playscheme, N7 0JE

Age: Reception to Year 6
Hours: 8.15am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (some discounted rates for siblings and children with SEND)
Enquiries: 020 7606 9453;
Booking: via website

Hornsey Lane Community Association,
N19 3YJ

Age: 3 year olds to Year 6
Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Cost: £20 daily (some discounted rates for children with SEND)
Enquiries and booking: 020 7272 5938, 07377 000510;

Mary's Holiday Playscheme, N1 2TX

Age: 6 to 12 years
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Cost: £22 daily (extended hours, 8.30 to 9am £3)
Some discounted rates for low income and children with SEND apply.
Enquiries: 020 7704 2873;
Booking: via website

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. 

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