Cambridge Universities' Holiday Playscheme
Summer Playscheme 2013
- Chesterton will be open 24 July – 9 August
- Fawcett will be open 24 July – 30 August
Advance booking is now open and will close on 12 July at 5pm. General public bookings are open, but will not be processed until 24 June. Bookings made after advanced booking has closed will be processed until 22 July but will incur a late booking fee. Please refer to our Registration, Booking and Payments Policy.
The Cambridge Universities' Holiday Playscheme is a joint operation between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, under the care of the Playscheme Co-ordinator, Vicky Cornwell. Playscheme provides childcare and play opportunities for school aged children from rising five to fifteen years old in the state school holiday periods (excluding Christmas and Bank Holidays).
Dates for 2012/13
- October Half-term: Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November (Fawcett and Chesterton venues)
- February Half-Term: Monday 11 – Friday 15 February 2013 (Fawcett and Chesterton venues)
- Easter Playscheme: Tuesday 2 – Friday 12 April 2013 (Fawcett only)
- Summer Half-Term: Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2013 (Fawcett only)
- Summer Playscheme: Wednesday 24 July – Friday 9 August 2013 (Fawcett and Chesterton venues)
- Summer Playscheme: Monday 12 August – Friday 30 August 2013 (Fawcett only)
Venues for Playscheme
- Yellow Team
- Fawcett Primary School, Alpha Terrace, Trumpington, CB2 9FS
- Red Team
- Chesterton Community College, Gilbert Road, Cambridge, CB4 3NY
Many of you are now receiving your booking information via email. All parents should have now received information regarding the postal mailing list. Booking forms and information for Playscheme will now be available from either the University web pages or via the emailing list.
We will only send paper copies if no computer access is available.
Donations of toys and games and bed sheets
We would like to ask if you have any outgrown toys or games (Lego and Knex) and clothes at home. If they are complete and your children no longer wish to play with them, we would be more than happy to accept them as a donation for Playscheme. We are asking for clean children's themed bed sheets for banners. Please pop them in to the office.
Having parents and children's feedback on Playscheme is very useful to us and helps everyone to be involved in the decision making for activities.
Please email us if you have any good ideas or complete the feedback questionnaires available on site.
If your child is in reception class at school, they are classed as an EYFS Child. The new legislation relating to EYFS children requires that we collaborate with other services involved in the care of your child—School, after school clubs and any other additional needs services—with your permission. Please note, we have added a section on to the booking forms asking for your permission to do this.
Preparing your child for Playscheme
Please can we remind all Parent/Carers to send your child/ren with spare clothes and a small towel, as we plan to do some water play over the summer, and all clothes worn at Playscheme should be suitable to play in (read get messy!). In the hot summer holidays, it is also crucial that children bring sunscreen in and water bottles (especially for trips off-site).
A reminder that the activity timetable is a guide and is subject to change. Wherever possible we will amend any publicity or otherwise draw your attention to changes, however the most accurate display of activities and outings remains the display board on-site and it is always advised to check this at the beginning and end of every day.
We still have several trips planned for the holiday, and wherever possible the activity timetable indicates departure times. If your child wishes to attend the trip please make sure they are on site at least 20 minutes before this time. Please ask on-site for the planned return time but be advised this will always be a guideline as we use public transport for trips.