Holiday Playschemes

Whippersnappers are very proud to be such a diverse and inclusive organisation. We pride ourselves in offering creative, fun and diverse inclusive and specialist holiday childcare and play scheme settings. Activities on offer across sites include all sorts of creative arts, messy play, sports, performing arts, music and trips out.

Our age range is currently from 5 – 15 years however we are hoping this may be extended to 18 in the future. We do offer provision for 16 – 18- year olds when we receive funding for specific projects.

Both our after school club and inclusive play schemes are non funded however our specialist play scheme setting is commissioned by the Lambeth and Southwark team for children with disabilities and is open to children and young people with disability living in the borough of Lambeth or Southwark. Children and young people living outside these boroughs can apply for non funded places.

Must Know

  • Venue: Brockwell Lido in Herne Hill
  • Hours 10am to 5pm, with additional hours for working parents (9am to 10am and/or 5pm to 6pm with an additional cost).
  • Sessions cost £27.50 for bookings days or more – £30 a day for booking two days or less.
  • Activities on offer across different sites can include acrobatics, arts and crafts, cooking, garden and sensory play, football and outdoor sports, drumming, drama, free play and exciting trips out.
  • Age range: 5 – 15 yrs (Children must have turned 5 by the 31st August 2020 before they start due to Ofsted regulations)
  • We accept childcare vouchers.

Whippersnappers Local Offer for SEN children

  • Parents/carers are encouraged to use funds from their core package to cover support worker costs for children with disability.
  • Limited subsidised places are available for families who are not in receipt of Lambeth Direct payments. These places are funded by BBC Children In Need and Young Lambeth Cooperative.

For more information about Whippersnappers local offer for SEN children please click here.