Holiday Club

Our holiday club caters for children from primary school entry to 11 years old. We aim to provide a happy, secure place for children to enjoy their school holidays. We provide two snacks during the day fruit and biscuits or home-cooked goodies and drinks are available at any time. We ask you to bring along a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing (e.g. raincoat, sun hat).

Choice of activities

A qualified playworker and support staff supervise activities such as art and craft, cooking (and eating and washing up!), board games, table football and pool, and outdoor games. Children can join in as much or little as they like. We also have a selection of music, video and computer games including a Wii. Children of this age often like to bring games and DVDs from home to share with their friends.

There is usually a theme for the longer holidays based on ideas from the children past themes have included Dr Who and Superheroes. One-off special activities or outings may be arranged on particular days. Children are encouraged to suggest activities for holiday club to keep the programme of activities fun and interesting!

There is plenty of time to enjoy the garden or to visit younger brothers and sisters in the nursery.



If you wish, you can check on your child during the day by phone, and often parents like to meet their children for lunch. Your child will complete a day sheet to let you know what they have done during their time with us.

Click here to see the theme for our next Holiday Club

Summer 2019

Booking a holiday club place

Holiday club is open from 0830-1730 during school holidays and must be booked in advance.

2018-2019 holidays UKRI* bookings start from... External bookings start from...
2-4 January 2019 5 November 18 19 November 18
18-22 February 2019 7 January 19 21 January 19
8-17 April 2019 25 February 19 11 March 19
29 May - 31 May 2019 23 April 19 7 May 19
29 July - 30 August 2019 3 June 19 17 June 19
(excluding 26 August (Bank Holiday). (Canvassing interest for 22-26 July 2019)
24 October - 1 November 2019 2 September 19 16 September 19
(short day option only on 24 & 25 October)
2-3 January 2020 4 November 19 18 November 19

It is advisable to book well in advance as popular days fill up quickly. For younger primary school children, it may also be possible to provide ad-hoc childcare on teacher training days in consultation with the Nursery Manager. All bookings must be made by calling us on 01793 411994 or e-mail us at To qualify for a space, full payment must be made within 5 working days from the date the booking is made. Invoices/receipts will be sent out at least ten working days before the club opens. Any changes or cancellations will be charged in full if not received at least ten working days (two weeks) before the club opens and refunds may not be guaranteed should it not be possible to resell spaces booked. Payments should be made to North Star Nursery Ltd, childcare vouchers and bank transfers are accepted along with cash. We do operate a waiting list, so should a space be cancelled we may be able to offer it to someone else; please ask if you wish to be included on this and for what days.

Holiday Club** ^^
full day £24.00
shorter day^ £22.00
sibling discount*** £1.00

*UKRI employees include the Research Councils, UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS) and Innovate UK.

**UKRI employees benefit from a discounted rate to those advertised above. Please contact for details.

*** discount applies for full day only to the oldest sibling of another child in the nursery or holiday club but excludes those already in receipt of a nursery sibling discount.

^flexibility must be identified when placing the booking (Choice 1, 8.30am - 2.30pm; Choice 2, 9am - 3pm; or Choice 3, 10am-4pm)

^^fees may be subject to change