Hursthead Holiday Club

Next Holiday Club: Monday 26th- Friday 30th October 2020

Dates may change due to COVID-19

Hursthead has use of its own comfortable building in the school grounds, sole use of the school hall, 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 Hursthead 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: Lisa Quinn

Tel: 07848 437 983

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 26th- Friday 30th October 2020
Autumn Madness
  • Autumn paper wreaths
  • Conker decorating
  • Make a pebble hedgehog
  • Playdough sensory play
  • Autumn leaf lanterns
  • Leaf decorating
  • Autumn leaf printing
  • Den making outside
  • Clothes peg leaf fairies
  • Squirrel paper making
  • Nature walks to collect collage material
  • Autumn leaf face masks
  • Conker paint rolling
  • Paper plate pumpkins
  • Leaf crown making
  • Pinecone hedgehogs
  • Glittery sparklers using pipe cleaners
  • Decorate apples using chocolate and sweets
  • Conker races 3D fox and owl pictures
  • Create bonfire pictures using paint and collage materials
  • Making your own pipe cleaner creepy crawlies
In addition to these activities we have daily continuous provision which includes:
  • Construction
  • Role Play/den making
  • Water/Sand
  • Creative
  • Reading Area
  • Games and Small World
  • Also a wide variety of sports including; Tennis, Badminton, Dodge Ball, Rounders, Football, Tag Rugby and Hockey



Full Day (7.45am-6.00pm) £24.99

5 Hour Flexi Slot £15

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. NatWest: 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 the booking form here.

Alternatively please call or use the contact form below.  Once the manager has received your booking form and confirmed the availability payment will then need to be made to secure your child’s place.

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

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