Our holiday club CKC @ Cottenham is open to all children and is based at Cottenham Village Hall.
In the school holidays (including half-tern and training days) we offer a full varied programme of activities and trips. Each week has a theme with activities and trips based around it. For children staying all day a mid morning snack and light afternoon tea is provided. We ask all parents to bring a nutritional packed lunch for your child.
Cambridge Kids Club @ Cottenham
We operate the out of school club from Cottenham Village Hall and have use of the large hall, kitchen space and the outdoor play are on the recreation ground (rain or sun). Like all our other clubs we operate the club based on 'Free Play' and children have choice on what activities they wish to do. We have a quite area were children can do homework should they wish too.
Meet our Senior Play Leader: Adele
Club Address: Cottenham Village Hall, St George's Playing Field, Lambs Lane, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8TA
Location in school
The entrance road to the Village Hall is to the left of the Primary School. The main doors are visible from the car park, please ring the doorbell and a member if the CKC staff team will come greet you and let you in.
There should be parking available on site when dropping off and collecting your child/children. Please be aware of children/parents who may be walking through the car park.
What the club offers:
We are a self-directed PLAY based provision.
“Play is a process that is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. That is, children and young people determine and control the content and intent of their play, by following their own instincts, ideas and interests, in their own way for their own reasons.”
This is very different from the classroom environment, which can be (and sometimes needs to be) a very structured environment. We believe that after a long day at school or term of learning, children want to come to us to have fun and freedom in an unstructured self motivated way. Children will learn skills that they need in the growing up process, but in a different way to school.
The Holiday Club
The holiday club operates from 8am – 6pm with a full and varied programme of activities and trips. Each week has a theme to it and the activities and outings are based around that theme. This will be emailed out to you around 6 weeks before the start of the holiday for you to book the specific days. For children staying all day, a mid-morning snack and a light afternoon snack is provided. We ask you to provide a pack lunch.
The current fee’s for the holiday play scheme are:
|Daily rates||Early bird**||Late booking rate|
|Per FULL day (8:00am – 6pm)||£26.50||£30.50|
|Per SCHOOL day (9:00am – 3:30pm)||£22.50||£26.50|
|Per morning (8:00am – 1pm including morning snack)||£18.50||£22.50|
|Per afternoon (1pm – 6pm including snack)||£18.50||£22.50|
* There may be an additional fee’s for special activities and trips.
** Bookings made 5 working days in advance will qualify for the early bird rate (e.g. a booking for a Tue 31st July would need to be booked by Tue 24th July)
You can now make your Holiday Club booking completely online.
General Information for Parents
Dropping and collecting children:
Children should be dropped off at the village hall, the entrance road to the village hall is to the left of the primary school. The main doors are visible from the car park, please ring the doorbell and a member of the CKC staff team will come greet you and let you in. CKC team member will sign your child into the club.
The same entrance is to be used by parents when collecting children from the afterschool club, parents will need to sign out their child when collecting them. This ensures we are able to track a child whereabouts in an emergency situation like a Fire for insistence.
Club Mobile Number: 07943 881 826 - for emergencies during club operational hours only. If you are leaving a message, please remember to leave your password.
Head Office Mobile Number: 07960 412 716 - for bookings / enrolment / other enquires
You can now pay using our Holiday Club booking portal. We mainly accept debit / credit cards or childcare vouchers. Please contact us if you could like to make payment with Cash.
We know you will have many more questions. Some of the commons ones are asked on our FAQ page, however if you can’t find the answer here, please email or call us where we will be happy to help.
Parents are at liberty to spend time with their children at any time during the sessions provided that it does not unsettle the child. The Club Leader, The After-School Co-ordinator and the director are always ready to discuss your child's progress and deal with any concerns you may have.
Each month we circulate a newsletter providing parents with up-to-date information on what is going on within the Cambridge Kids Club and matters of general interest.
The Club has formulated a set of policies relating to its approach towards issues such as anti-discrimination, child abuse, staff selection etc. Please feel free to ask for a set of these policies that will, in any case, be provided upon your enrolling your child.
Parents are encouraged to offer their time to take a session at the Club should they have any expertise or special interest which the children might enjoy hearing about.