Drake Primary School and Little Pirates Child Care

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Holiday Clubs


We aim to provide a safe, happy environment for all.


Little Pirates provide a holiday club for children aged 18 months - 4 years. We give children the freedom to choose their own activities and promote free flow between inside and outside. We ensure that all activities are planned to meet the needs and interest of each individual child. We adapt activities when necessary to challenge and engage all the children. Each week’s activities are planned around themes. We plan themes around seasonal events and celebrations, and the interests of the children.

Here are some examples of recent themes:


Messy Play weekPirates weekSports
(looking at sporting events World Cup, Olympics, Common Wealth Games etc.)
Cooking week
Craft weekAnimals and BugsMusic weekCelebrations
Chinese New Year


As part of these themes we like to get relevant visitors into the holiday club. Recently we have had visits from:


Library StaffTescos StaffBanham Zoo Staff and BugsA Samba Drummer


During the school holidays we have access to the main school building and this helps us to offer a wide range of activities.


Further information, children’s work and weekly planning is displayed in the main corridor at Little Pirates and the planning will also be available in the Crew room.


Parents can choose to provide a packed lunch or pay for a hot lunch. We will provide healthy snacks and water throughout the day and tea at 4pm.



Holiday Club Routine

7:30am – 8:45am – Breakfast and free choice

8:45am – 10am – Activities

10am – 10:30am – Snack time

10:30am – 11:20am – Outside activity & free choice (children are allowed to stay in if they choose)

11:20am – 11:30am – Tidy up time (inside & outside)

11:30am till lunch arrives – Stories & songs (some older children may read to younger children)


After lunch – DVD time (to let food digest)

12:30pm – 2pm Activities (inside & outside)

2pm – Snack time

2:30pm – Tidy up time

2:45pm – 3:20pm – School field/equipment

3:20pm – 3:30pm – Story time & songs

4:00pm – Tea time – after tea – watch DVD

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Free choice & adult led game


The Holiday Club Carers strive to ensure Children's daily routines are followed and when necessary adapted to the needs of the Individual Child.