We are pleased to announce that this summer we are running a holiday club for our junior members. We have appropriate permissions and guidance which has been fully implemented in order to ensure the safety of young people. We have fewer places available than usual and sessions are managed differently, with additional cleaning throughout the day, working with small group numbers and keeping young people in the same groups throughout the session with one youth worker, minimising contacts.
The Hive Holiday Club runs until Friday 28th August.
A full session starts at 9am (with staggered drop off times from 8.30am, allocated when booking) and runs until 5.30pm (with staggered pick-up times until 6pm) and costs £15, the small increase covering the required additional staffing, cleaning and equipment.
Half day provision runs from 9am to 12.30pm* or 1.30pm – 5.30pm** and costs £8.
* staggered drop off between 8.30-9 and pick up between 12.30 and 1pm
** afternoon drop off between 1pm – 1.30pm and pick up between 5.30pm – 6pm
We are required to stagger arrival and pick up times and as such all places must be booked over the phone in order to agree an arrival and pick up time and discuss other information. All places must be paid for over the ‘phone by card at the time of booking. Regrettably we cannot accept cash payments nor drop-in bookings on the day. As part of the arrival of our members we will also be doing temperature checks, and any young person who has a high temperature will not be able to attend.
Our booking phone line (0151 705 8000) is open Mon – Fri, from 9am – 4pm.
We would ask that young people bring along a water bottle with their name on to their session. (One member of staff wearing gloves will be able to refill this for them)
Whilst working with many restrictions we are delighted to be able to reopen and to once again welcome young people to The Hive where we aim to ensure that all who come will have an enjoyable, fun and safe time.
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If you have any questions please take a look at our FAQs below. You can also email the team at email@example.com or contact Treena Gilson, Holiday Club Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
What times are the sessions?
A full day session runs from 9am – 5.30pm. You will be given an arrival time (between 8.30am and 9am) and a collection time (between 5.30pm and 6pm) when you book.
A half day morning session runs from 9am – 12.30pm. You will be given an arrival time (between 8.30am and 9am) and a collection time (between 12.30pm and 1pm) when you book.
A half day afternoon session runs from 1pm – 5.30pm. You will be given an arrival time (between 1pm and 1.30pm) and a collection time (between 5.30pm and 6pm) when you book.
How many children will be in a group?
Children will be in groups of five, and there will be five groups in the building at one time.
What ages is the holiday club for?
The Hive holiday club is for 8 – 12-year-old members of The Hive.
Do you have to be a member of The Hive to attend?
Yes – the holiday club is for our junior members – you can join The Hive for £5 annual membership online at thehiveyouthzone.org
Can I drop off my children at a later time?
In order to manage social distancing you will be asked to drop off your child at a specific time. If you are unable to make this time you will lose your space in that session.
When are breakfast and lunches served?
Breakfast is served between 8 .30– 9.30am, lunch is served between 12.45 – 1.45pm. There will be no hot food served at holiday club in order to ensure we are following our new safety procedures.
Do you cater for dietary needs or allergies?
Yes – please let out team know about your child’s requirements when you book into holiday club.
Do my children need to wear anything specific?
Children should wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for them to take part in activities such as messy art and craft.
Do my children need to bring any money?
All activities and meals are included in the Holiday Club session price. We will be running a reduced ‘tuck’ shop? Where members can buy crisps, cake bars, slush and sugar free fizzy drinks so members can bring a few £’s if they want an extra snack.
What activities are on offer at the holiday club?
We will be limited by the guidelines in what we can offer and keep young people safe, however the team have been as creative as possible to ensure there are plenty of activities!
My child has additional needs, can they attend holiday club?
Yes, all our provision is inclusive! If your child needs extra support, please let us know in advance by filling in an “all about me” form.
Can I turn up on the day and pay for my child to come in?
No – holiday club spaces must be booked as sessions are limited and we don’t have open spaces on the door.
I’ve booked a session and now my child can’t attend – can I get my booking refunded?
No – we cannot refund any bookings or make changes to a booked session.
Will normal Hive sessions still be on?
Not until further notice