General Information

Here you can find out about how we run things at Highway Farm Activity Centre. We need your help to keep this organisation running as smoothly as possible!

Registration

If you would like a place for your child at our centre, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Phone

01209 211905

Holiday Playschemes

Little Explorers Holiday Club

A holiday play scheme for children 3-7 yrs. During school holidays we run friendly, exciting activities for young children. We are Ofsted registered. Parents can claim working tax credit. We run lots of activities such as Camp Fire Cooking, outdoor games, sports, adventure play, role play, Den Building, Whittling, Mud and water play, peddle go-karts, and many more.

 

Adrenaline fix Holiday Club

During school holidays we run an Outdoor pursuits activity play scheme for children aged 8-14yrs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, sand dune jumping, camp fires, den building, whittling and lots more.

  • ALL DAY 8am-5.30pm £30
  • 8am-12.30 ~ £18
  • 1pm-5.30pm ~ £18

 

During the holidays the children come in and all meet in the main hall. For the morning sessions, the children seperate into the 2 age groups. They generally go off and take part in different activities. In the afternoons they come together and choose what they want to take part in on site. It is important to us that the children spend the majority of the day outside being physical, creative and use their imaginations in their play or self chosen activity. 

 

After school club

After school club runs mon-fri term time. The children are collected from school and brought back to the Centre. They receive healthy snacks and drinks on arrival and the children are encouraged to help pre-pare the food. After snack children can get changed and enjoy the evening choosing the activities that they wish to take part in. The majority of the time is spent out on the field adventuring, digging, playing, cooking on camp fires and generally having fun!

 

The cost is £7 for the evening.

 

Kit list for days at the Centre

Clothing

All children should wear appropriate clothing to the days forecast. Children should always attend the Centre in old clothes. Alot of what we do involves the children getting wet, muddy or sometimes damage to clothing through outdoor play. Children should bring a FULL spare change of clothes and a carrier bag to put wet things in.

 

Sun cream, wellies, old trainers, water proofs, coat, hat, gloves, sun hat, (depending on weather)

 

Children attending Little Explorers Pre-school can borrow our all in one suits on a daily basis if they do not have their own.

 

Our famous saying that we believe strongly in is " There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!".

 

Food and drink

At the Centre we believe strongly in a healthy life style. Lots of fresh air, physical activity and a balanced diet. We are part of the Healthy Early Years program and encourage children to be healthy.

If children are attending a morning session or a full day they should bring a packed lunch. All children should bring a drink. We do ask for them to bring water or fruit juice but, this is at your discreation. We provide a selection of snacks including fruit and vegetables and there is always water to top up on.

 

Payments and Bookings

Payments

 

We have tried to make paying for your sessions as easy as possible. We accexpt the following methods:~

Cash

Card payments

Childcare vouchers

Direct payments

We no longer take cheques (sorry)

 

Each session should be paid for at start or end of each session. Weekly payments are also accepted at the staff discreation.

 

Bookings

Bookings should done by phone or in person. Advanced bookind advised.

 

Cancelations

For After school club, cancellations should be made by 9.30am on the day needed.

For holiday club cancellations it is 24 hours notice. Cancellations can only be made by phone or in person. If specified notice is not given then payment will still need to be taken.