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.

October 2014 Half Term Holiday Play Scheme

6th Feb, 2015

Again, a brilliant time was had by all! Children loved the range of outings and events put on for their enjoyment. Our end of scheme concert and disco was a big hit and lots of talent was displayed by the children, boosting their confidence no end. The weeks seem to go by so quickly…! Look […]

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Summer 2014 Holiday Play Scheme

23rd Oct, 2014

The summer holiday scheme was hot as the sun was out in full force! The necessary precautions were taken to ensure the children did not suffer from the heat and were able to enjoy their on and off-site activities without feeling affected by the heatwave. The children had a great time out at the seaside […]

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Easter 2014 Holiday Play Schemes

23rd Apr, 2014

The Easter holiday play scheme was another great success. We actually saw some sunshine! The Play Shelter took full advantage of the great weather and the children enjoyed trips to the farm, seaside and Harry Potter Studios. On site our resident artists, actors and sports stars kept us all busy and entertained. Congratulations to the […]

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February 2014 Half Term Holiday Play Scheme

23rd Apr, 2014

The February Half Term holiday scheme was brilliant. Despite the cold weather, the play scheme was well attended and a great success. The children were enthusiastic about the varied on site activity program on offer and produced some stunning work. Off site activities such as BMX Track racing, Laser Planet, Diggerland and horse riding amongst […]

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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!