Holiday Club 

Every parent needs help during the school holidays, maybe you need childcare because of everyday work or maybe you would like your child to be outside taking part in different activities, socialising and making new friends instead of being indoors all day. We are here to help! Why not send your child to our new holiday club? We provide a fun and active style of childcare which involves a wide range of fun activities from sports to arts and crafts.

 

Why would I choose Sportstarz?

We are a fresh, new company run by people with plenty of experience in organising and running holiday clubs that encourages young people to get off the sofa, or that Nintendo DS they crave, and get out there and take part in fun activities in a friendly and controlled environment. This can lead to new hobbies and interests, and of course making new friends.

Who would be looking after my child?

Gareth Coombes: has assisted and run activity clubs on the Island for nearly 13 years. He is well known to many children and parents across the island for tennis coaching and running childrens parties. Gareth has great experience in the running of a wide range of activities and possesses the knowledge and awareness to ensure this is done with full participation from children in a safe manner.

Michael Trotter: has nearly 10 years of experience in assisting and running activity clubs on the island. He has led activity clubs from a very young age and has had great success in doing so. Michael has also gained experience in working abroad in America on a children’s holiday camp during the summer as a Camp Counsellor and tennis coach. Michael is always planning new games and drills to get the best out of the players that he coaches, while maintaining a great level of enjoyment for all.

Special Activities

We run additional activities at every holiday club which is something a bit different from the usual sports or arts and crafts sessions. We offer face painting sessions with Face Painting by Joni which is hugely popular! We run smoothie and fruit salad making sessions for the children to promote healthy lifestyle knowledge where they can choose which fruit and other ingredients they would like in their smoothies. There are also seasonal activities like Easter egg hunts, Halloween disco and Santa’s team games which feature at the appropriate clubs. When booking spaces you will see the list of additional activities taking place during that club.

Our facilities will include…

Indoor: We will be able to use two indoor halls throughout the day for dance games/competitions, arts and crafts and other indoor activities to keep the children entertained.

Outdoor Tennis Courts: We will be keen to get the children outside as much as possible if weather conditions are good. We plan to run tennis games, netball and a series of different dodgeball games.

Playing Field: This will be used for a huge number of outdoor games. We will be running football sessions and matches along with tag games, relay races and a list of other sporty activities.

Please Note: All children crossing the carpark to the outdoor facilities will be accompanied by a member of staff.

Additional Information

Age of Children: Our age range of children is from 5yrs – 13yrs

Times: We open at 8.30am and we have optional finishing times of 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

Lunch time: We will provide snacks such as biscuits in the mornings and drinks throughout the day. We do not provide lunch so children staying until 1.30pm or later will need to bring a packed lunch.

First Aiders: First aiders on site all the time to deal with any accidents and will inform parents of any incidents that might happen.

Prices

We provide various finishing times such as…

8.30am – 12.00pm £21.50
8.30am – 1.30pm   £25.50
8.30am – 3.30pm   £30.00
8.30am – 4.30pm   £34.00
8.30am – 5.30pm   £38.00

(Full day week Monday – Friday 5 consecutive days only)

3.30pm pick-up Monday – Friday 5 consecutive days £143.50
4.30pm pick-up Monday – Friday 5 consecutive days £163.50
5.30pm pick-up Monday – Friday 5 consecutive days £183.50

Morning Plan

An example of a morning plan may include...

8.30am – 9.00am
Registration

Children will be signed in on arrival and given a name label before selecting a locker for the day.

Freeplay

Members of staff will be supervising a freeplay activity to help the children settle in for the day. These activities may include…

  • Quiet room – Colouring & cards games
  • Indoor hall – Ladder golf
  • Outdoor Football

9.00am – 9.15am
Morning talk/Rules

We take pride in running a successful holiday club in a safe environment. We go through rules for each day and standards we expect from everyone in terms of general behaviour and sportsmanship during activities.


9.15am – 9.45am
Warm up games

We run a variety of relay races and various tags games to get everyone ready for the further activities throughout the day.


9.45am – 10.30am 1st activity period
Outdoor Tennis/outdoor parachute games/Indoor Hockey

We like to give the children a choice of activities to choose from to make sure we have something to suit everyone.


10.30am – 10.45am
Break time

We will provide snacks and drinks for the children. This is a great time for them to sit down and relax while making news friends.


10.45am – 11.45am 2nd activity period
Indoor dancing games/Outdoor Cricket/Netball


11.45am – 12.00pm
Morning awards presentation.

We like to reward good behaviour and good sportsmanship. We will have two players of the morning who will win a prize and certificate.

Afternoon Plan

An example of a afternoon plan may include...

12.00pm – 1.30pm
Lunch time

We give the children the opportunity to rest during this time and enjoy lunch accompanied by a film in a relaxed environment. Alternatively the children can sit outside in the summer and enjoy the sunshine. We have access to outdoor climbing frames which can also be used during lunch.


1.30pm – 2.30pm activity period 3

Indoor Basketball/Tri Golf

Children will have two options to choose from unless we have a big attendance in the afternoon, in which case we will have three activities.


2.30pm – 3.15pm activity period 4
Dodgeball/Bingo/Arts & crafts

Many prizes to be won! We will hand out prizes for Bingo and also for the best arts & crafts entry.


3.15pm – 3.45pm
Awards presentation

Final presentation of the day – We will hand out a certificate for the player of the day and prizes for various competitions.

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3.45pm – 5.30pm

Late Activity/down time

Children staying beyond the time of 3.30pm will have the opportunity to have a bit of down time after a full day of activities. We will have a variety of laid back games on offer alongside another sporty activity for those who still have the energy!