Hi5’s Holiday Club in Charminster

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Welcome to Hi5's Charminster!

Tops Charminster provides a holiday club service every holiday for school children up to the age of 11 years old.

At the Hi5’s club there are no worksheets or workbooks to meticulously go through – we provide childcare focussed on active learning where we encourage the children to explore, investigate, design and work things out for themselves.

Located just off Castle Lane West, the Hi5’s club is located within the Tops Day Nurseries Charminster setting; during the Holiday Club, we like to encourage the children to get outdoors and provide them with regular outings to nearby woodland areas and parks, where they are able to explore and collect natural resources. The River Stour is within close proximity to the setting and offers an exciting front-seat view of a watery environment, where the children can observe and catalog the extensive range of wildlife that lives down there – they may even see the elusive Heron fishing for his dinner!

At the Hi5’s Holiday Club we offer a range of different activities, including arts and crafts, cooking, music and movement, science, woodwork, sports and team games and many more!

The plans for the Hi5’s Holiday Club are influenced by the interests of the children who enrolled in the previous holiday club. We are aware that children’s interests change on a regular basis, so our plans are designed to be flexible to ensure that the children’s needs are met during their attendance.

Have a look at an example plan for our Hi5’s Holiday Club below:

DayAMPM
MondayAmazing Australian art. Exploring and creating Aboriginal Art with natural mediums.Can you think of ten famous landmarks? An afternoon of junk modelling.
TuesdayA game of sink and float… making boats and experimenting to see if things – Will they sink or will they float?Fabulous flower activities – Flower printing and changing the colours of flowers.
WednesdayDIY t-shirts – Bring in an old white T Shirt to tie dye with natural coloursTrip – chasing water… Bring your wellies!
ThursdayAnimals’ rock! Decorating animal pebbles and stones to hide for others to find.Look high, look low… Walk to the local woods to go on a Mini-beast Scavenger Hunt.
FridayWildlife on our doorstep. A walk around our area to look at the wildlife around us. Can you name the animals you see?Magnificent magnets! An afternoon of making dough animal fridge magnets.

We run this action-packed Hi5’s Holiday Club across the summer, Easter and Christmas holidays, as well as during the half term breaks. Activities are flexible to be seasonally and weather appropriate.

Hi 5’s Charminster Club offer the following sessions, which can also be topped up at £5 per hour (prices from 5th April):

  • Breakfast Club: (from 7.30am to drop off) including breakfast and drop-off at school: £8.65 per day.
  • After-School Club: (3pm to 6pm, term time only) including collection: £17 per day.
  • Holiday Club: £20.40 per half day, £34 per full day and £29 per day for a full week.
  • Half days are either 8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm. Full days are 8am – 6pm.
  • Mandatory food charge £3.50 per day.

No deposit or administration fee are required for Hi 5’s Club, but all fees are to be paid in advance of attendance.

Holiday club plans are emailed to all parents prior to the school break and we welcome any suggestions from parents and children about what activities or trips they would like us to provide.