Hursthead  Holiday Club

Monday 20th- Friday 24th February 2023

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?

Monday 20th- Friday 24th February 2023

Make your own Chinese New Year lantern
Bubble Art printing
Winter collage pictures
Pinecone printing
Make your own pipe cleaner animals
Frozen glitter slime play
Design a lollipop stick house
Make a marshmallow igloo
Chinese New Year paper plate masks
Pipe cleaner snowflakes
Make your own rabbit bookmark
Nature walks to collect collage materials
Moana finger puppets
Polar bear puppets
Handprint Robin paintings
Snowflake garlands
Mini sports Olympics tournament
Chinese New Year rabbit origami
Decorate winter themed cookies

In addition to these activities, we have continuous provision which includes:

Construction • Role play • Den Making • Water & Sand • Creative • Reading Area • Games • Small World.

In addition to these activities, we have continuous provision which includes:

Construction • Role play • Den Making • Water & Sand • Creative • Reading Area • Games • Small World.

We also offer a wide variety of sports including:

Tag Rugby • Dodgeball • Badminton • Tennis • Archery • Basketball • Dodgeball • Football

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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