Our Holiday Club at Zac’s Club, Riccall opened in February 2019, and operates each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during each of the school holidays (We just close the week between Christmas and New Year). Many of our parents have been requesting this facility for some time, and the Holiday Club is open to children from all Primary Schools, not just Riccall. We do give priority to children who already attend Zac’s Club at Riccall and Escrick, however we do have enough places to accept other children too, and have been delighted to welcome children from Cawood, Stillingfleet, Kelfield, Cliffe and beyond.
The Holiday Club is managed by Hannah Jaskowski who is our Manager of Zac’s Club, Riccall, and she loves working with all the children so much, she wants to come back for more during the holidays! Hannah has an established background of running childcare settings, and is very well qualified for the role, having gained not only a degree qualification in childcare, but also Early Years Teacher Status.She is ably assisted by the staff teams at both Zac’s Club Riccall, and Escrick who provide a fabulous service.All of our staff hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate, and are dedicated to a career in childcare. 6 out of our 8 strong team are qualified to at least Level 3 in childcare, and those who do not have this gold standard qualification, are currently working towards it.
We have established a great relationship with Riccall school, and work to complement the curriculum that they work to in providing a home from home atmosphere, an opportunity to learn and have fun, and also relax. During the holidays we want to continue the fun and excitement and offer days that give children much to talk about when they get home, and parents and carers the reassurance that their children are not missing out whilst they are at work, as well as a safe and caring environment.
Our resources include pool and football tables, a large collection of Lego, Board Games, Den Building equipment, Bats and balls, Craft materials, hex bugs, iPad, dressing up and much more.We always welcome suggestions of favourite things to play with, and continue to extend our offering. We also make great use of the outdoors, having the use of the school grounds, and use of the school pool, but also plan trips out in the village and to Hagges Wood in the minibus, depending on the size of group.
Open from 8.00am until 5.30pm (£30 a day – £35 on swim days), we have the option of either the full day, or a short day 9.00am – 4.30pm (£25 a day – £30 on swim days) depending on what you need. Registering for the club is free, and bookings are made online. You will receive an email confirmation/invoice as soon as you make the booking which must be paid within 7 days of receipt. Once booked, we are not able to offer cancellations or swap sessions. Bookings for Holiday Club open at least one month in advance of the school holidays, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before bookings open to express an interest, and you will be sent the link as soon as bookings open as it’s first come, first served. Children just need to bring suitable clothing, and a hat and suncream in the summer, along with their packed lunch. Snacks and drinks during the day, however, are provided.
Summer Club Events 2019
Week 1 – 23rd – 25th July
Swim day is Wednesday 24th July this week, so don’t forget your kit if you’re booked in! We also have the following activities ongoing during the week: Paper plate races, Kite making and races, stickbots, X- box challenge, as well as all of our other crafts and resources for children to choose from.
Week 2 – 30th July – 1st August
This week, we’ll be doing den building, fossil making and having board game competitions, as well as a choice of activities and crafts for the children to choose from. Swim day this week will be Wednesday 31st July.
Week 3 – 6th- 8th August
This week we’ll be making fruit ice lollies, enjoying a range of outdoor games, having a go at balloon tennis, bottle people and sock puppets. We also have a fabulous Woodland Adventures Day planned for Wednesday 7th August, when we’ll all go down to Hagges Wood and take our lunches with us. Keep an eye on the weather if you’re booked in as it can be very wet in the long grass if it’s been raining, so you might well need wellies!
Week 4 – 13th – 15th August
We have another amazing Woodland Adventures Day this week on Tuesday 13th August, so we’ll keep an eye on the weather again to see what clothing and footwear will be suitable for us all, whatever the forecast is. Also this week, we’ll be making bookmarks, and reading and chatting about our favourite books and stories, as well as making bath bombs, having a wet and wild day, and making fruit kebabs.
Week 5 – 20th – 22nd August
We’re able to have a swim day this week on Thursday 22nd August, so please remember your kit on this day. Also planned for this week are a Treasure Hunt, sports day activities, playdough making, and card game challenges, as well as a free choice for children of all our other resources and activities.
Week 6 – 27th – 29th August
It’s the last week of the summer holidays, but just as exciting as the rest. This week, we’ll be having our swim day on Tuesday 27th August, but we’ll also have a movie day, a party day, and lots of other fun and games to get us ready for going back to school.
ZAC’S CLUB, Holiday Club
Riccall CP School