Your child’s development is key

At The Strings Club, what enables our award-winning Holiday Camps to stand proudly apart from other childcare providers is our passion and dedication in promoting the learning and development of all children in our care.

Through our carefully planned timetable that hosts a range of high quality engaging activities, we aim to guide the development of every child’s capabilities and skills on a daily basis to ensure that they truly benefit from our Ofsted registered Holiday Camps.

Our Four Key Areas of Development

Every Holiday Camp focuses on our “Four Key Areas of Development” that we believe are particularly crucial in igniting your child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, for building their capacity to learn and form relationships. These include:

Music-Based Skills & KnowledgeCommunication & LanguagePhysical
Development
Personal, Social, & Emotional Development
Ability to play an instrumentAbility to respond well to instructionsUnderstand the importance of keeping healthyAbility to form positive relationships with others
Knowledge of musicAbility to express themselves with confidenceAbility to make healthy choice in regards to food Understand appropriate behaviour in groups

For examples of how we have implemented our “Four Key Areas of Development” into every single part of our daily timetable, please click here.

Weekly Learning Objectives 

We are really passionate about offering only the best in music education at our our Holiday Camps. For those children who are with us for the five-day experience, we aim for them to achieve a range of weekly learning objectives. Please note, for those children who come to us for a day or two, we aim for them to achieve a selection of the weekly learning objectives. Click here for more information. 

We even take into account your child’s Next Steps, to really ensure that they continuously develop their skills with us as well as love their time with us and offer you, the parents, confidence in us and peace of mind.

Book your child onto a Holiday Camp here

Take a look at what we have in store!

Next week we have a host of workshops taking place at our Harborne Holiday Camp!

Held at the beautiful Blue Coat School in Harborne, B17 0HR, we have a range of workshops taking place alongside our popular music classes throughout the summer. Prices start from only £15!

Rated 5* on Netmums by parents, our Holiday Camps bring together the very best of music provision, childcare and school holidays to create unique music experiences.

Check out our workshops taking place all next week!

Mon 25th July – Making Melodies  

This unmissable workshop will encourage your child to use their imagination and creativity to the max! Exploring a range of topics, children will work together to compose their own magical songs based on their own ideas.

Tue 26th July – Big Sing Song: Disney  

Does your child love to sing and dance? Then look no further! Join us as we sing our hearts out and dance our
socks off to a selection of Disney classics including Frozen, The Jungle Book, Aladdin and Pinocchio – it’s
sure to be an afternoon your child will love. Warm up your voice, it’s time to make some noise!

Wed 27th July – Around The World

It’s time to take a trip around the world as we explore a range of World Music. Join us to lean all about samba
percussion, rhythm, and composition. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes!

Thur 28th July – Storytelling: The Very Hungry Caterpillar caterpillar

Rediscover the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in our action packed drama workshop, re-enacting moments from the classic book and composing our own soundtrack to bring the story to life.

Fri 29th July – Grand Concert  

A chance for your little one to show off everything they’ve learnt in a Grand Strings Club concert with all their new friends!

Join us for half a day to a whole week to experience – no two days are the same and prices start from just £15!

Limited places, call our friendly office team on 0121 296 9204 today!

 Find your nearest Strings Club Holiday Camp here

Our top five summer holiday workshops!

We are so excited to announce our Summer Workshops! Holiday Camps

This summer, we will have a range of music themed workshops taking place each day at our award winning Holiday Camps alongside our small group tuition – there is something for everyone and no two days are the same!

Take a look at our top 5 workshops we have on offer this summer! If you like what you see, book a place for your child today as limited places apply. Download a typical week with The Strings Club here.

Top 5 workshops!

Big Sing Song: Disney Edition 

Does your child love to sing and dance? Then look no further! Join us as we sing our hearts out and dance our socks off to a selection of Disney classics including Frozen, The Jungle Book, Aladdin and Pinocchio – it’s sure to be an afternoon your child will love. Warm up your voice, it’s time to make some noise!

Harborne Holiday Camp – Tue 19th July, Tue 26th July, Tue 9th August

 

Storytelling: The Tiger Who Came to Tea _71242603_tiger

Who’s that knocking at the door? Join us and our unexpected guest in our action packed drama workshop. Children will create their own enchanting soundtrack for the classic story of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Harborne Holiday Camp – Thu 4th August

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You’ve won a golden ticket! Get ready to meet the mysterious oompa loompa’s in our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory workshop! Children will use their imagination to explore the chocolate factory before learning how to dance like an oompa loompa themselves!

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Mon 8th August & Wed 31st Aug

Brockley Holiday Camp – Mon 25th August & Tue 30th August

Balham Holiday Camp – Thu 28th July & Mon 22nd August

An Octopus’ Garden

We’re travelling to an Octopus’s Garden to sing and dance around! Using lyrics from the classic Beatles hit, your child will hunt for the clues to complete the famous song in our truly magical workshop, before singing their hearts out!

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Tue 16th August 

Rap Workshop

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next rap superstar? Join us as we discover the basics of rap and create our own lyrics using hip rhythms and melodies. Children will get the chance to showcase their groovy moves and rhymes in front of the class. Can you keep up with the beat?

Brockley Holiday Camp – Tue 2nd August 

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Summer Offers – Save up to 25%!

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This summer, The Strings Club’s Holiday Camps are returning with even more unique musical experiences your child will absolutely love! There’s a whole host of ways to save, whether they’re attending for a few days, a few weeks, or the whole summer!

Longer Opening Hours

We’re extending our Standard Hours to 9:30am – 4pm – that’s an extra hour of music making for the same price! Our Early Bird will be even earlier too, with drop offs available from 8am, still at the same price of £5 per child. Our Late Club will continue to run until 5:45pm, giving you the flexibility of up to nearly 10 hours of childcare every weekday this summer!

Click here to see our new camp schedule. With our ‘Learn Together, Play Together’ sessions and a different workshop each day, no two days are the same – our camps will remain fresh whether your child joins us for a morning or the whole summer!

Early Bird Offer – Book before Friday 24th June

Book the whole week & get Friday afternoon for FREE!

Throughout the summer you’ll get Friday afternoon for free when booking the full week in advance.

Sibling discount

20% off the Standard Hours for a second child and any further siblings.

What’s more, all of these offers can be combined – meaning you can save up to 30% overall!*

Ways to Pay

Places at our Ofsted registered Holiday Camps can be paid for by card or via childcare vouchers. We also now offer a range of payment plans, allowing you to spread the cost of summer childcare in a way that suits you.

Simply select your week from the options below and start saving today!

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Have a question or would rather book over the phone? Call 0121 296 9204

Childcare Vouchers

Paying with childcare vouchers is easy 

Save that little bit extra on our award-winning Holiday Camps by paying with childcare vouchers.

Simply follow these steps:

Booking via childcare vouchers can be made in two ways , online or over the phone.

When booking online please enter the coupon

CHILDCAREVOUCHERS.

A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming the payment amount and sessions booked with us.

When contacting your childcare voucher provider please do the following:

  • Enter the ID/account number of your booked Strings Club Holiday Camp (found below)
  • Enter the amount you need to pay
  • Please provide a reference of your child’s name

Please note: If you are booking less than 3 weeks in advance of the Monday of your chosen week and wish to use Childcare Vouchers you will be required to pay on your credit/debit card to secure your child’s place. Once we receive confirmation of your Childcare Voucher payment we will reimburse you for the amount received. Childcare Voucher payments can take up to three working days from the date we receive them to clear into our account. Please allow 3 – 5 working days for refunds to appear in your account. £1 booking fee is nonrefundable.

  
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Fantastic ukulele-making workshop!

Challenge: to make 65 ukuleles using only plastic butter tubs, fishing wire and pieces of plywood. Impossible, right? Wrong! 22-1

Our talented kids over at our Hampstead and Harborne summer camps this week have had great fun making some rather unconventional instruments! Back by popular demand, this workshop is always one of our most exciting and unique sessions.

Guided by Steve Nutter and Nick Penny, our happy campers spent the morning designing, creating and personalising their ukuleles, while the afternoon was dedicated to a grand playing session in which a whole host of funky songs were learnt. The day concluded with a fantastic concert which demonstrated their new ukulele skills.

A brilliant day was had by all!

To learn more about the fantastic work of Steve and Nick, and their Utterly Butterly Ukulele Project, visit their website here!

To view more photos from this super-cool workshop!

 

 

3rd Birthday Celebrations!

Look how far we’ve come in three years! It’s hard to believe that we’ve accomplished so much since 2012, but we’ve had a fantastic journey! 

The Strings Club has gone from strength to strength. Over the past 3 years, we’ve helped nearly 1,500 children discover a love for music either taking part in our award winning term-time courses or at our holiday camps.
This year’s highlights include the opening of a brand new summer camp in Balham, and our new term-time courses in Bournville, starting this September. There’s just no stopping us! And there’s much more to come this autumn and beyond to look forward to including a brand new website and – launching in the New Year – Strings Club tots for 3 year olds!
We’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to all the parents and super-talented children who supported and helped make The Strings Club the business we are today!
So to celebrate The Strings Club turning 3, next week’s summer camps will include a special afternoon birthday party full of fun and games, so you can celebrate with us.
There’s still time to book for next week at all locations: BrockleyHarborne and Hampstead.
And finally, keep your eyes peeled next week for our Big 3rd Birthday Competition on Facebook– with different prizes to be won daily!
Prizes include CBSO and Southbank Sinfonia tickets, back-to-school packs, Frozen sheet music, and maybe even a instrument or two!