Our holiday club CKC @ Meridian is based at Meridian Primary School and is open to all.
In the school holidays (including half-term and training days) we offer a full and varied programme of activities and trips. Each week has a theme with the activities and outings based around it. For children staying all day, a mid-morning snack and a light afternoon tea is provided. Parents are asked to provide their child with a packed lunch.
Cambridge Kids Club @ Meridian
We operate the holiday club from Meridian Primary School and have use of a large classroom on the school site, the outdoor play space both the field and the playground (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.
Meet our Senior Play Leader: Adele
Club Address: Meridian Primary School, Harbour Avenue, Comberton CB23 7DD
Location in school
From the car park walk towards the back of the primary school to the gate, turn left where there is a gap in the buildings. You will come to a door on the right, press the door bell and the staff will come and let you in.
There should be car parking available on site. Please be aware of children/parents/staff 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)||£27.50||£31.50|
|Per SCHOOL day (9:00am – 3:30pm)||£22.50||£26.50|
|Per morning (8:00am – 1pm including morning snack)||£19.00||£23.00|
|Per afternoon (1pm – 6pm including snack)||£19.00||£23.00|
* 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 to the large classroom we are based at, from the car park walk towards the back of the primary school to the gate, turn left where there is a gap in the buildings. You will come to a door on the right, press the door bell and a member of the CKC team will open the door to 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, 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: 07961 788 443 - 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 playleader, club coordinator and the director are always on hand and 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.