The Play Shelter Head Office: 0207 407 6744 ____Out of Hours: 07941 315 271

Welcome to The Play Shelter, where Quality childcare is Affordable Childcare.

Welcome to The Play Shelter, the innovative childcare experience. We provide quality childcare within various London primary schools for children aged 4 – 12 years during February and October half term holidays, Easter and summer holidays. When registering your child or children at The Play Shelter, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re supervised within a safe structured environment receiving education, guidance, support and care. Your child will benefit from interaction with other children in their age group, gaining social skills, the freedom to express creativity and explore individual identity. We offer an excellent service and provide a variety of options to suit your needs and that of your children. Our schemes are so enjoyable; your child won’t want to leave! At The Play Shelter, our ethos is to promote the well being of children and young people and assist them to fulfil their potential by supporting them in overcoming particular barriers and obstacles. We achieve this by working to the national framework Every Child Matters

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We provide a variety of fun yet challenging learning opportunities for children.

Easter Holiday Scheme 2016

19th Apr, 2016

What a two weeks its been!!!! A great variety of off-site trips were on offer for the children and many participated in a range of new experiences they hadn’t tried before. Although the weather could have been better, we were still able to follow a structured programme of sports, arts and crafts, performing arts and […]

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February Half Term Holiday Scheme 2016

19th Apr, 2016

Happy New Year to you all Time really does fly, can you believe it is 2016 and Holiday Play Scheme time again?!! The half terms go so quickly, just as we’re getting into it, it’s over!!! Another fun packed scheme was had by all. We welcomed a lot of new children to the scheme which […]

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Summer Holiday Play Scheme 2015

19th Apr, 2016

We had an amazing 4 weeks of fun, laughter and high energy!!! It was great to see so many children at the end of scheme party and disco, many of you taught us a few new moves!! A varied programme of sports and arts and crafts were of course on offer, as well as cookery […]

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Easter Holiday Play Scheme 2015

23rd Jun, 2015

The Easter scheme came and went quite quickly, due to the fun had by all. Children from a variety of schools came together forming The Play Shelter community to learn and play. The Play Shelter holiday play schemes provide a great environment for children to develop personally, socially and emotionally as well as enhancing children’s […]

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Client Testimonials

I am a working mother who needed a safe place for my child to be during the holidays.

He enjoyed every moment of all activities provided


Great summer holiday scheme!

It has been a great scheme throughout the summer holidays. A big THANK YOU to all staff who participated and I look forward to signing my child up for future schemes.

Happy parent :)

My daughter Emma had such a great time at the holiday scheme this Summer. She wanted to Thank you and will see you guys again next holiday scheme.

Emma says Thank you!

Activities were varied and engaged my son, He always looked forward to going and made new friends

Very helpful as I work full time


The top qualities I would say are the amount of kindness towards the children.


Very helpful for working parents.

Good staff, good discipline and hours of good coverage

Good team of staff and a pleasure to deal with. My daughter looked forward to going there everyday!


I cannot thank The Playshelter enough for the care and support they have offered through the scheme. The team have made my daughters summer holiday extra special which in turn has made me relax and not worry about her welfare whislt at work.

Thank you!