Didsbury Road Holiday Club

Next Holiday Club: Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019

Disbury Road out of school club/ holiday club first opened in 1991. We have sole use of a very large dining hall, crush hall and access to the sports hall and outdoor play ground and playing fields. Holiday playschemes have a range of activities on offer which change daily.

Open to all children aged 4-11 years.  Children do not need to attend Didsbury Road primary school to enjoy our Holiday Club.

What to bring:

  • Your child will need a packed lunch each day.
  • Suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.
  • Breakfast and healthy afternoon snacks are provided.
  • Your child is welcome to bring their own scooter, helmet and favourite games, however staff cannot be held responsible should these items get lost, stolen or broken.
  • Please note that mobile phones are NOT allowed at the club.

Get in touch:

Club Manager: Sarah Gillen

Tel: 0161 443 2228 and from 2.30pm each day 0161 442 9946

Open Monday to Friday 7.45am-6pm

Staff Qualifications

“Highly skilled staff have excellent knowledge of how children learn and couple this with a very secure knowledge of each child’s individual needs. This enables very successful promotion of children’s care and learning.” Ofsted, January 2013

Ofsted require 50 percent of staff to be trained to NVQ level 2. At Elm Cottage 98% of our staff are qualified to level 3 or above-2 % are presently training on the childcare apprenticeship scheme and a huge 25 % have degrees in Early Childhood Studies. This includes a qualified teacher with a  BEd (hons) and an  Early Years Teacher as part of the team. All staff are supported and guided by the area manager and experienced Nursery Teacher, Tina Kapp who has worked at Elm Cottage for 22 years.

“Robust recruitment and vetting procedures help to ensure that all staff are suitable to work with children. All staff undergo an induction programme and their progress is monitored by room leaders and more formally with an annual review. The manager sets very high standards and staff are fully committed to achieving standards of excellence in all areas. This is demonstrated by the support given to all staff to continue further with their professional development, which has led to the setting team being very highly qualified and skilled.” Ofsted, January 2013

ALL our staff are trained and are kept up to date in Paediatric First Aid.

For the 30 years that Elm Cottage has been caring for children we have always believed that every member of our team should be trained in and kept up to date in paediatric first aid, this is something we have felt very strongly about and has been implemented since first opening in 1989.

We now work with Millie’s Trust regularly and are proud to also provide support for our parents/carers with evening paediatric first aid workshops across our nursery settings.

We are now delighted to announce that our Orrishmere Nursery is one out of ten childcare providers across England that have become the first to achieve Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid for early years settings.

Click here to see Millie’s Trust and Elm Cottage on Granada Reports


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What’s On:

Next Holiday Club: Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019

Autumn is Falling:

Pebble hedgehogs
Conker paint rolling
Autumn leaf printing
Den making outside
Clothes peg leaf fairies
Nature walks to collect collage material
Autumn leaf face masks
Paper plate pumpkins
Leaf crown making
Pine cone hedgehogs
Autumn trees-hand printing effect
Pumpkin carving competition
Glittery sparklers using pipe cleaners
Apple bobbing games
Decorate apples with chocolate and sweets
Hair Braiding with feathers
3D fox and owl pictures
Create bonfire pictures using paint and collage materials
Decorate caramel bonfire cupcakes
Knitting scarfs for teddies/dolls
Making your own pipe cleaner creepy crawlies

Download a full list of activities here

Click here to download a booking form.


Full Day (7.45am-6.00pm) £24.95

5 Hour Flexi Slot £14.98

Opening Times: 7.45am -6pm

Fees payable in advance of the holiday playschemes.

Payment can be made by card on site or over the telephone and through on-line banking, we also accept child care vouchers. Unfortunately we can no longer accept cash or cheque.

Tel: 0161 443 2228 and from 2.30pm each day 0161 442 9946

Bank Details. Nat West: Account number 16602307 Sort Code 01-01-38


Please note: We have limited availability and unfortunately your place cannot be confirmed until payment has been received. 


Book a place:

To book a place, please download and complete our booking form here. You can upload it using the contact form below, or drop it off in to the office.  Once the manager has received your booking form and confirmed the availability payment will then need to be made to secure your childs place.

Please note: We have limited availability and unfortunately your place cannot be confirmed until payment has been received.

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