Summer Holiday Childcare: Top Tips For Making Your Child's Summer Unforgettable


Finding the right summer holiday childcare for your kids can be tough, especially with so many options out there! That's why we've put together this simple guide to help you choose the best fit for you and your child.

At The Strings Club, we've got more than 12 years of experience creating unforgettable Holiday Camp experiences. Here are our top five tips for finding the best summer holiday childcare!

1. Keeping Your Child Safe 

Holiday Camps are all about fun and engaging experiences, but safety should always come first. Look for Ofsted-registered camps to ensure high safety standards. You can check if a summer childcare provider is Ofsted-registered on the Ofsted website here.

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2. Experienced & Friendly Summer Holiday Childcare Staff 

The team running the camp makes a big difference to your child's experience. At The Strings Club, we hire only the best and maintain a ratio of one trained adult for every eight kids. Everyone who joins us undergoes our rigorous selection and training process including DBS Enhanced Disclosure and two reference checks alongside safeguarding training. Make sure the summer childcare you choose has plenty of qualified staff, including at least two with paediatric first aid training.

3. A Range of Fun & Engaging Activities

Kids love variety, so look for summer childcare that offers a mix of activities to keep them engaged. At The Strings Club, our activities focus on Musicianship, Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

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4. Summer Holiday Childcare That's Top-Rated by Parents 

Check reviews from other parents to see if a camp is worth it. A quick Google search with the camp's name and "review" can give you a good idea. We’re proud that our summer childcare is rated ‘exceptional’ on the review platform Feefo. You can check out all of our 550+ 5-star reviews here

5. Clear Communication 

Good communication with your summer holiday childcare provider is key. At The Strings Club, we send an "Essential Info" email before each Holiday Camp starts, as well as daily newsletters and a Daily Diary filled out by your child’s own key person. Our Head Office is also available until 6pm each day to help with any questions.

We hope this guide helps, and if you’re looking for unforgettable childcare this summer, then we'd love to welcome your child to one of our award-winning Holiday Camps! Find your nearest camp here.