Welcome to our next camp, hopefully 13 July-14 August 2020

at Cavendish school, NW1


Just waiting to see whether the schools do go back on June 1st successfully, and then will check to see how that goes. After that we will be able make a plan about opening the booking for Summer, and I will be in contact around 13th June unless everything becomes obvious before then.

Please let me know your thoughts or if you are interested in Summer childcare, if you have not already contacted me. All suggestions and feedback welcome as always.

Again the Government is not clear enough, we still don’t know enough about this new virus and the possibility of re-infection. It seems to be down to each provision to calculate their risk and adapt their operations.


We will not be able to offer social distancing for children – older children also forget about the 2 metres, let alone the little ones. It’s such an unnatural thing to have to keep to.

Much more positively, we are putting in place a digital sign in with three tablets, and hopefully this will be helpful and speedy if we are able to open. The drop off/pickup is outdoors as usual for Summer but will be staggered this year (in the Cavendish school driveway covered entrance) with chalk circles marking the 2 metres for parents to distance.

And we are already outdoors as much as possible anyway (unlike a school) with snacks/lunch outside, and we have a bigger space available to hire during the Summer.

Every good wish to you and your families for good health and staying safe at this time


All Children are dropped off and picked up at our venue, Cavendish School, 31 Inverness St, Camden, London, NW1 7HB

Our creative / sporty day camp offers music, drama, and sport/playground games in the mornings, with the children alternating between activities in their age groups. Each session is age appropriate and changes every week. During the afternoons we have art / creative science sessions and playground games. This is less structured and the children can follow their interests. We also have plenty of books, lego, board games, dressing up costumes, and cooking (cold) sessions.

If you choose one of the Forest school options then your child will arrive at Cavendish school. If you have booked extended hours they will join the creative daycamp until the Forest school leaders arrive to gather them into a group and leave for the park. Similarly after the Forest school group arrives back, the children are either picked up straight away from Cavendish school, or they join back in with the daycamp.

Click here for Prices and dates

Junior Forest school 3-6s and Senior Forest school 6-12s

There’s no such thing as bad weather if you’re wearing the right clothes, and this is so true! Junior Forest school and Senior Forest school programmes will run as usual throughout the 4 seasons – Autumn is a fantastic time for Forest school! Please be aware when you are booking that if the dates are not green they are fully booked already.

🌿 SENIOR FOREST SCHOOL FOR 6+ 10am-4pm 🍃 Local parks
🌿 JUNIOR FOREST SCHOOL FOR 3-5 years 9.45am-3pm 🍃 Local parks

Senior Forest school programme 6-12 yrs 10am-4pm
Junior Forest school programme 3-6 yrs 9.45am-3pm

Extended hours are available at the daycamp for children doing Forest school

FOREST SCHOOL is an inspirational alternative learning experience which takes
place on a regular basis outdoors in natural settings and across all seasons

  • Different activities each holiday
  • How lucky are we to have parks so close by! We go exploring the natural environment in these green spaces: den/shelter building, making hot chocolate in Kelly kettles, team games and making friends, nature crafts, getting muddy, and having a great adventure
  • Outdoor kitchen cooking, learning to make fires safely, and cooking delicious camp fire food
  • Waterproof, outdoor jacket, trousers and boots essential –as are long sleeves, hat or cap and sun screen in Summer.
  • Find out more about Forest School ethos here
  • Both Forest schools include wrap around at Holiday Academy if required 8.30-6pm.
    Pick up/drop off from Holiday Academy venue, Cavendish school

*Booking Forest School for the full week is recommended as each session is linked. Prices and dates

*We reserve the right to change the programme

Sample Timetable

*Our basic timetable (‘clubs’ are extra to this)

8.30 – EARLY BIRD Activities: Art, Games/puzzles, Percussion instruments, Books, Den-building
9.15-10.00 – Settling in sessions for parents/carers to stay and play
10-10.30 – WARM UP/WELCOME
10.30-11.10 – Music or Drama/Drama or Sport – Wash hands for snack
11.10-11.30 – SNACK TIME
11.30-12.10 – Music or Drama/Dance or Sport
12.15-12.50 – Music or Drama/Dance or Sport–Wash hands for lunch/Morning-only pickup time
13.00-13.45 – LUNCH
13.45-14.45 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Storytelling etc
14.50-15.50 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling– Gather up belongings for Home time/Wash hands for snack
16.00-16.15 – SNACK/Extended day Reviewing the day, Art/Crafts, Games, Books, Den-building
18.00 – HOMETIME

*We reserve the right to changes in the staff/programme