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Growing Places Holiday Club - Mill Hill

Holiday Scheme

Our Holiday club provides you with peace of mind through the long school holidays, occupying even the most active of children.

During the school holidays we provide holiday provision from Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm. We promote inclusive practise which encourages children of all abilities to engage in activities on offer. Our provision enables new friendships and relationships to develop with both peers and staff. We offer a wide variety of opportunities including art and craft, cookery, sports and outdoor adventure! 

We provide a range of opportunities to encourage children to explore, think for themselves, find solutions and know that it is ok to make mistakes. In doing so, we build children’s resilience, self-esteem and self-belief, encouraging positive attitudes to future learning.

Mealtimes are very important social occasions with time for communicating, sharing and enjoying wonderful food that has been freshly prepared.

Our setting is very fortunate to have their very own dedicated cook on site who is responsible for preparing lunches in accordance with the company healthy eating policy and the national nutritional standards. The children also get involved in the preparation of food and planning of menus. 

All dishes are meat free, this helps to minimise the risk of food poisoning we are able to cater for all special dietary needs.

All food is freshly prepared and include fruit & vegetables along with fish, eggs, soya, Quorn, beans and pulses.

The menus are varied and seasonal, so the children experiment with food and flavours. They are encouraged, but never forced to, eat their meals.

Helping prepare snack food and baking goodies for tea help with even the most fussy of eaters!

We are proud to offer free holiday club spaces as part of the HAF scheme for children who receive benefits related free school meals. In addition, 15% of places will be made available to other vulnerable children, as defined by the Council.

Hampshire Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme – Information for Parents/Carers | Children and Families | Hampshire County Council (

If you think you may be eligible please get in contact with the setting. It is important to book spaces early as we have limited free spaces available.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Aimee Stather
Contact Position
Family Support and Inclusion Lead
02392 258557

Where to go

Growing Places @ Mill Hill
Mill Road,

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
When is childcare available
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with



Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
25.50 per day
15.50 per half day


Age Ranges
4 - 11
Other notes

Although we promote an inclusive practice, for our more complex SEN children we meet with parents/carers first, this allows us to understand the child better and agree with parents the best way to support their child. Although we would not exclude any child from coming to our provision we would not take a child who's needs we feel we could not meet. We believe all children in our care deserve equal opportunities in all we offer to all our children and keeping all children as well as our self safe is paramount.

Local Offer

Local Offer

Services for children and young people aged 4 to 11 years.

Contact Name
Aimee Stather
Contact Telephone
02392 258557
Contact Email
What does your service do?

Provide a safe environment for children to play, socialise and learn new skills.

Who does your service provide for?

Children aged between 4 -11 years of age and their siblings.



How can I start using the service?

Get in contact with the setting and they will book a visit 

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Waterlooville and surrounding areas.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Our service is an inclusive service we asses the need of children to ensure we are able to meet and fulfil their needs along with the other children accessing the setting. So a decision is made by the setting leadership team with parents. 

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

This will be part of the initial sign up visit and meeting with parents 

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Positive behaviour management.

Makaton Training

Autism Awareness

Specific conditions in relation to what SEN children have been diagnosed with.

How will I know my child is safe?

Our setting is secure (fenced and key pad and tele con entry).

Daily planning is carried out (small focused groups run by an adult).

Those children who are more complex may be given a 1-1, work in small focused groups, be shadowed etc. 

All policies and procedures are followed.

Good communication with parents and colleges.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Low stimulus
Accessible changing
Sensory area
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
What communication methods are you familiar with?
Does your service include children and young people with:
Who can I contact for further information?

Contact the setting on 02392258557

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