The summer holidays are around six weeks long, for adults it feels like six months, for kids it normally feels like six minutes. It can be hard to keep you children entertained over the summer holiday especially if you are a working parent.
Getting the full six weeks of is not possible so what are your options for the rest of the time? If you’re lucky you can leave you young children with grandparents or family, however for some parents this isn’t possible. You could also share childcare with friends, taking turns to watch each other’s children, when they can get time off. Another option is the last option is kids clubs.
There are a number of children’s activity club providers around the country, a quick search will bring up those in your local areas. Kids clubs do offer a cost effective option to child care, rather than conventional childcare.
Summer kids clubs and activity clubs provide safe environments for children, employees should have full employers and public liability insurance with enhanced CRB disclosures and basic first aid. There will also be plenty of staff to cover the number of children enrolled at the summer kids club. These aspects should help ease the minds of parents.
Kids clubs are a great way of opening up new experiences to children, enjoying activities they may not normally get a chance to undertake. They cover key areas, including Sports, Performing Arts, Creative and general fun games. Children can undertake shows for parents, sports games and competitions as well as creative arts projects to show.
Kids clubs are great place to meet and make new friends, some to keep for life, as well as being able to spend time with your school friends. It’s also the perfect opportunity to have peace of mind with their child care over the long summer holidays.
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