We have been operating for many years, our staff are experienced in working with children and young people of all ages, in a wide range of environments. You can be confident that your children will be happy and have a great time with us.
Claires Court Holiday Activities provides holiday care that meets the needs of all children and their families alike.
Claires Court Holiday Activities is registered through the Independent Schools Association and works closely with Windsor and Maidenhead Early Years Directorate.
Useful Parent Holiday Information
Holiday Activities - The front desk is open from 8am to 9.15am and from 3.45pm to 5pm. Prompt pick-up at your booked time is essential.
Our standard day is from 9am to 4pm and any time outside of these hours are classed as Extended Care which is £3 per hour, bookable through the online booking system.
If you need to drop off or pick-up at any other time than booked (especially outside the front desk opening times), we would appreciate it if you could let us know via email or phone, so we can plan accordingly.
River Extra - Our base is at Boulters Lock where we have an Outdoor Education base. The postcode is SL6 8LW and there is no parking or dropping off on the island. You will need to park up in the pay and display and walk over to the island please (3 min walk),
Wear clothes that are comfortable to run around in and that you are prepared for them to get dirty in!
Sunscreen (see below)
Your own food for lunch and snacks - must be NUT FREE
Reusable water bottle (water available on site to refill)
Swimming kit if appropriate (see below)
Please don't bring phones/electronics (if brought they will need to be switched off and left in their bag) or any items of value (e.g. jewellery, collectors cards etc)
If children are participating in Sports, please bring appropriate footwear
River Xtra - Please wear layers, including Swim wear underneath clothing, and two changes of clothes, a jacket (ideally waterproof), closed shoes (e.g. trainers) no wellies or sliders. Do not wear jeans, we would recommend track suit trousers (or similar) waterproof trousers are a good idea during cooler days. A packed lunch and water bottle, a bin liner for possibly wet clothes, and a bag to carry belongings.
Please ensure your child has an adequate supply of sunscreen with them and a sun hat. Please apply a layer of sunscreen prior to arrival. Sunscreen must be in a labelled bottle, further applications will be applied by the children themselves under close adult supervision. There is a box to tick on the booking form to confirm if you allow us to reapply sunscreen.
Lunch And Drinks
Hot lunch is available during most holidays, and can be booked in advance of the holiday, or if preferred packed lunches can be brought in.
Chilled water is freely available throughout the day, we kindly request that parents provide a drinks bottle for their child. This is to assist in our commitment to reduce single use plastic cups.
*We operate a nut free environment, so please do not include products containing nuts, lupin flour or kiwi in your child's packed lunch.
Please don’t allow your child to bring in phones or other electronics - if they are brought in they will need to be switched off and kept in the child’s bag.
All children from Year 1 have the opportunity to join a swimming session (depending on pool and lifeguard availability) as part of the Holiday Club day.
Swimming at Holiday Club is all about building confidence and maximising fun in the water. Parents regularly tell us these sessions are a perfect complement to any swim lesson programme. The sessions are run by qualified swim teachers from Let's Dive In Swim School. Younger children are taught basic water confidence covering a range of skills including moving through the water, breathing in water and flotation, using age appropriate games and activities. The older children develop their skills in the water through challenges and activities such as Rookie Lifeguard, raft building, water polo, speed swimming, diving and relay races. There is a small charge to access the session which can be booked online when booking the main holiday club. These sessions are not available as one off sessions and must be booked as part of the Holiday Club.
We recognise that both staff and children are vulnerable to infections/illness and therefore ask parents/carers to refrain from bringing their children when they are unwell. We operate within the guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings provided by the Health Protection Agency. If your child tests positive for Covid, or has covid symptoms, please do not send them in to the club.
We require written consent to administer any medication. If your child requires prescribed medication it is recommended that you obtain a spare inhaler/epipen/Piriton etc so that one can remain on site with us. If your child requires medication and they do not bring it with them you will be refused entry – your child’s safety is our paramount concern.
We have a nurse on site every day and any first aid is always administered by a qualified first aider, who will decide the most appropriate course of action. A written accident report will be available to the parent on collection if a child is involved in an accident. Should a child need to go to hospital their parents will be immediately contacted. An escort will be provided if the parents are unable to get to the club.
All children will be signed and timed in and out on a register. Children may be collected at any time during the session, but please let us know in advance either by speaking to us in person at drop-off or by email on the day. Children may only be collected by a nominated person, it is therefore vital that you let the club know if a different person is to collect. You can set a password on the booking system.
All concerns should be made to the Holiday Club Manager or directly to Claires Court. If you wish to take matters further, please visit the School's Complaint Procedure for further guidance.
Claires Court has detailed policies and procedures in accordance with ISA standards, which are available to all parents. Please ask if you wish to see them or have copies emailed to you.
Please do speak to any of our staff or email us if you have any queries or concerns. We are here to ensure your child gets the most out of their time with us and to help working parents by putting your mind at ease whilst being away from your child.