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Holiday Playschemes

In Hampshire there is a range of Ofsted registered or approved group settings and individuals (childminders) providing childcare in the school holidays.

Holiday Playschemes:

  • provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children throughout the school holidays
  • typically cater for children aged four to fifteen but some clubs might look after younger children
  • holiday care can also be provided by Ofsted registered childminders
HAF - Holiday Activity and Food Programme

The Department for Education (DfE) is providing funding to local authorities to coordinate a programme that provides healthy food and enriching activities to disadvantaged children during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. Hampshire County Council plans to deliver this through the connect4communities programme.

We are engaging with a wide network of community-based organisations, including existing holiday care providers, schools, childminders, sports coaching, creative and performing arts providers and many others. Healthy meals must also be provided, and each activity session must last for a minimum of four hours a day, for at least four days a week during the holidays. All children in Hampshire who receive benefits related Free School Meals will be eligible to take part in the activities.

Details of our programmes can be found here: Holiday Activities and Food Programme - Holiday Provision | Family Information and Services Hub (

Last Updated: 11 July 2023

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