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The next Playscheme will operate from Monday 23 Friday 27 October at St Mary’s Junior School and Chesterton Community College. Applications from University staff and students, Cambridge Assessment staff, Cambridge University Press staff, College staff as well as staff and parents of children attending St Mary’s and Chesterton School will be processed from 11:00 on 11 September.

General Public bookings will be processed from 2 October. Please can I remind you that although General Public bookings will not be processed until 2 October, you may send your booking form to us from 11:00 on 11 September.

Advance bookings for October will close on Friday 13 October at 13:00.

New Booking Procedure

The October Playscheme booking form will be available to download from our website on the booking and booking forms page on 7 September. The booking forms will also be emailed to all contacts on the Playscheme mailing list at 11:00 on 11 September. The October Playscheme booking process will open at 11:00 on 11 September. If we receive any booking forms before 11:00 on 11 September they will be deleted (parents will then need to resubmit the form from 11:00 on 11 September).


Booking Procedure

After bookings have opened, parents will be able to submit their booking form for the upcoming holiday to the Playscheme Childcare Office in the usual way. Once received, the booking form will be processed in date and time order in accordance to the Registrations, Booking and Payment Policy and a confirmation email sent confirming the booking.

Cancelling your booking

During the advanced booking period, booked sessions can be cancelled, or additional sessions added, without financial penalty up to seven days after the booking confirmations email has been sent.

No refunds will be given for any cancellations requested 7 days after your booking has been confirmed.

Exceptional circumstances, which must be put in writing, will be considered at the discretion of the Playscheme Co-ordinator and the Manager of Childcare Services.

The Childcare Office reserves the right to deny access to Playscheme places.


Annual Registration Forms for 2017:

All parents/carers need to complete a new annual registration form. Please download the form using the links below and return to us via email at

2017 Annual Registration Form (PDF)

2017 Annual Registration Form (Microsoft Word)


New online questionnaire now live

Parent Questionniare Child Questionnaire


We are looking for your input...


We are trying to improve our role play area for the children at Playscheme. Currently we are looking to create a home corner, vets, doctors, hairdressers, shop, school and many more . We kindly ask that if parents have any old phones, stationery, hair dryers, straighteners or anything that you think might contribute towards our role play area then we would welcome them.


We are always looking for new activity ideas from parents. If parents have any ideas that they would like to share or lead at Playscheme then we would welcome your input.


At Playscheme we really like to offer a wide variety of snack, and as such, we are looking for ideas for new snacks to offer the children. If your children enjoy a particular snack at home then please do share this with us. We are looking for easy to prepare healthy snack ideas that do not contain nuts.