Hursthead  Holiday Club

Monday 30th May – Friday 10th June 2022

Hursthead out of school club has use of its own comfortable building in the school grounds, sole use of the school hall, play ground and playing fields.


Please contact the managers for up to date prices. Fees payable in advance of a half term, and in advance of holiday playschemes. We accept payment by internet banking or debit/credit card, we also accept child care vouchers. Unfortunately we can no longer accept cash or cheque.

Get in touch:

Club Manager: Lisa Quinn

Tel: 07848 437 983

Morning club: 7.45am-9.00am
After school club: 3.10pm-5.45pm
Holiday play scheme: 7.45am-5.45pm
Pick up from 3.15pm open until 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?

Platinum Jubilee May Half Term Holiday Club Monday 30th May – Friday 10th June 2022

  • Make decorations for the Queens Jubilee
  • Make your own crown
  • Finger painting union jack flags
  • Paper straw tulip bouquets
  • Enjoy a Queens afternoon Tea
  • Make your own royal perfume
  • Explore the slime station
  • Join in our Royal scavenger hunt
  • Shower curtain painting
  • Bubble machine dance party
  • Lollipop picture frame craft
  • Skipping rope competition for all
  • Compete in our twig boat races
  • Vegetable print making
  • Handprint flower paintings
  • Shaving foam spring paintings
  • Nature walks
  • Den making


In addition to these activities, we have a range of daily continuous provision which includes:

  • Construction
  • Role Play/den making
  • Messy play (playdough, playing with natural resources, Sand, Water etc.)
  • Free Drawing
  • Junk Modelling
  • Reading Area
  • Games and Small World
  • A variety of outdoor activities and sports (including Tennis, Badminton, Dodge Ball, Rounders, Football, Tag Rugby and Hockey & designated space to bring in and ride your own scooter!)

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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