Our Holiday Club at Zac’s Club, Riccall opened in February 2019, and operates three day each week 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 our Escrick and Riccall Managers – Andrew, Erika and Lauren, and they all love working with all the children so much, they want to come back for more during the holidays! They are ably assisted by the staff teams at both Zac’s Club Riccall, and Escrick who provide a fabulous service, and know many of the children attending from seeing them at before and After School Club, but also develop relationships with the families who only come during the holidays.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 or higher, 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 during the summer holidays, 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 6.00pm (£33 a day – £38 on swim days during the summer holidays), we have the option of either the full day, or a short day 9.00am – 4.30pm (£28 a day – £33 on swim days during the summer holidays) 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.
Holiday Club Dates Coming Up
October Half Term Holiday 2021
We will be running Holiday Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the October Half Term at Zac’s Club Riccall, so from 26th – 28th October and will be open from 8.00am – 6.00pm.
Following on from the success we had in safely managing our Covid risks over the summer, we can once again take bookings from children attending all schools, not just Escrick and Riccall, so we do look forward to seeing children from Cliffe, Cawood, North Duffield, and many other local villages too. Bookings are open and have in the past filled fast, so please book now to avoid disappointment. You can register your child (for free) and/or book your place through the links on this page. Please make sure that you make payment within 7 days of booking to secure your place. Once booked, places cannot be refunded.
We will be offering a wide range of activities for the children, and planning according to the children’s interests, so that they are able to access a range of activities and resources that are suitable for their ages and what they would like to do. This includes many outdoor activities, and we will go on walks and trips where numbers allow. We also have a range of resources and activities for those rainy days too, and have full use of the hall as well as our usual space.
We will shortly be publishing a full programme of events for you to be able to see what we will be doing. Some may be weather dependent, and we do plan according to children’s interests and the range of ages represented on the day, so there is the chance that some things may change from any advertised programme, but be filled with something the children have chosen, and we can practically do. In the interim, if you have any query at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at Riccall to discuss what your child’s interests are, and how we can accommodate any individual needs during the holidays.
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