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Holiday Playschemes

Hackney Learning Trust,
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 020 8820 7517
Website: Holiday Playschemes


Hackney Learning Trust's  holiday playschemes are a mainstream / universal offer.

They are fun packed, activity based holiday childcare for the Easter break and for four weeks during the Summer break.

Activities vary but may include:

  • arts & crafts
  • sports
  • team & group games
  • trips out and much more.

The playschemes offer children opportunities to meet and form new friendships with similar aged children and are a great way for them to discover new interests and explore new activities.

Hackney's Family Information Service has information about the playschemes in Hackney which is made available on Hackney Learning Trust's website. 

Family Information Service

Phone: 020 8820 7590

Holiday Playscheme SEND places

There are some places available for children with Special Educational Needs and or disabilities (SEND) at our Easter and Summer playschemes.

However places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Different children need different kinds of support.

We are able to offer a range of support from a staff ratio of 1:4 to 1:1 support depending on the needs of the child.

Children with less complex needs will be fully included in all activities and a member of staff will be identified as their keyworker while they the attend the scheme. 

These schemes are very popular and parents or carers wishing to book a place for their child should contact the Children's Inclusion Officer well before the end of term if they want a place for their child.

Children who are allocated a place will be given up to 5 days at the holiday playscheme.

Contact: Hackney's Children's Inclusion Officer - Anthony Greenidge 

Phone: 020 8820 7517


Please note that we may not able to provide additional support for every family who applies.

Some children with additional needs may also be entitled to Short Breaks.

Find out more: Short Breaks 

Record Last Updated on: 18/07/2018

Time / Date Details

Session Information

2 weeks in Easter and 4 weeks during the summer holiday

Other Details

Referral required?


Referral Details

To apply for a place for your child, you must contact the playscheme manager at least 4 weeks before the start of the holiday playscheme.

The playscheme manager will arrange a needs assessment meeting with parents to decide the level of support that is needed for each child.

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

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