The Cambridge Universities' Holiday Playscheme (CUHP) is a joint venture between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, catering for children of their staff and students. Members of the public are eligible to register and offered the facilities where spaces are available.
CUHP rents space from local schools and other venues, and our regulatory body, Ofsted, agrees a maximum number of spaces available for each site, which will dictate the number of spaces available to children at each venue. CUHP will accept children from age four (but only from the October Playscheme once a child is in the Reception Class of School) up to and including the age of fifteen years.
CUHP welcomes bookings from all family types and the Playscheme staff strive to adapt their practice to accommodate the needs of all children. CUHP endeavours to provide places for all parents booking onto the Playscheme, but there may be times when places are full. In this situation the Childcare Office operates a waiting list system.
Playscheme requires registration on an annual basis, however there is an expectation on the part of families to inform us of any relevant changes in circumstance or contact details during this time. The registration form asks for details regarding the children's' behavioural/medical needs and preferences, as well as details of the adults involved in their life. By registering with Playscheme, you are providing consent for Playscheme to provide all necessary care and treatment to your child/ren, and for the child/ren to participate fully in all play opportunities and activities offered at Playscheme.
Playscheme asks families to register on an annual basis. The registration form will detail any relevant information about the Children that will benefit Playscheme to be aware of, as well as any contact details for the adults involved closest in the Children's lives. Completing the registration form is an acceptance of the terms and conditions set out by CUHP and provides parental consent for children to fully participate in all aspects of Playscheme. Any special conditions or extra-ordinary requests must be communicated to CUHP at time of registration. Once registered, families are able to use Playscheme by booking on a holiday-by holiday basis.