What to bring to Holiday Academy /

Forest School 

It would be great if the children could bring the following (this will be detailed in the welcome email from ruth@holidayacademy.co.uk sent a week ahead):

For Forest school: please make sure that your child has weather appropriate clothes on (fleece, tracksuit joggers, or suncream/hat etc), with 100% waterproof jacket and trousers (good for a muddy day too) and also has comfortable wellies/waterproof shoes for walking. It is always suggested to pop in a clean change of clothes as well for when they return from Forest School in case anything is wet!  Especially socks. This would be great and makes sure that your child is comfortable and happy. They will be carrying their own bag so a small rucksack is ideal to take a change of clothes, packed lunch and water bottle. 

For Holiday Academy day-camp at Cavendish school: Packed lunch and snacks. There is a company ‘The little lunchbox’ who will deliver snacks and packed lunches to Holiday Academy day-camp (not Forest school) around midday, click here

Please let us know if you have any concerns about your child finishing their snacks and packed lunches and we will keep a special eye out. I know from experience with my own children that they can be too busy chatting to eat at lunchtime!

Note: The lunch boxes are not refrigerated so if possible bring an ice pack to keep the food cool, and we are not able to heat up food for Health and Safety reasons. Allergies – due to the possibility of children having a severe reaction to nuts and seeds we ask if you could not include any nuts, nut/chocolate/cereal bar products (even children’s products) and other products containing nuts (for example pesto) or not guaranteed nut-free. Please tell your children that there is no sharing food.

Clothes at Holiday Academy day-camp – we would like the children to feel free to run around and get messy, so please dress your children in clothes you don’t mind about. A change of clothes for the younger children is really helpful in case of accidents and water spillages.

It is important for us to know if your child has an allergy or intolerance to any food, first aid plasters, wasp stings or anything else. Please contact us if this is the case or if there any changes to your original booking form.

Medicine at Holiday Academy . We will need you to fill out a permission form for us to give your child medicine, so please contact us ahead of the holiday. It must be prescribed by a doctor in the UK to the child, and in-date.

* We have no nappy changing facilities so all children need to be toilet trained.

Policies, Procedures and Parent/Carer Handbook Please find hard copies at the front desk or we can email these details to you up on request – info@holidayacademy.co.uk

Holiday Academy is a children’s holiday camp in London with original and interesting activities for every school holiday

Our dedicated staff team is highly qualified and we adhere to all the Ofsted regulations required of us. Children come to us from all over London and abroad, aged 3-12.

Ruth Peel founded Holiday Academy as she wanted a kids day camp with activities that her step-daughter found interesting. Her children are her bench mark – “if they love being at Holiday academy then I must be doing something right. Holiday Academy is everything I would like for my little ones and what I would have liked for myself growing up”

Since it started Holiday Academy has grown from strength to strength and has become an important resource for parents and children. The amazing concepts from ‘Early Years’ teaching, of inclusiveness, and ‘every child matters’ is something that is in our ethos and we believe that the best way of learning is through play.