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Important Notice: 

Given the current situation with the COVID-19 Virus and the Government announcement yesterday that Schools will be closed until further notice as of Friday; the Staff Childcare Committee have taken the decision to close the Playscheme for the foreseeable future.


Parents that have booked places onto the Easter Playscheme will be offered a refund/credit to use in future Playschemes. Those parents that have paid with e-sales will be fully refunded and refunds will be processed as quickly as we possibly can.  We cannot be sure of an exact timeline, but our best endeavours will be put into this for you all.    Those parents that have paid with Childcare Vouchers or Tax Free Childcare will be offered a credit to be used in future Playschemes. This is because Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare do not allow us to refund.


As of Monday the Playscheme Office Team will be working from home, so please do bear with us if communication is slower than usual, we will not have full access to all of our systems. At this moment in time we have no idea when Playscheme will next operate, when we have a clearer idea of this be assured we will let you know.


The University of Cambridge Holiday Playscheme (UCHP) is run by the University of Cambridge, primarily for the children of their staff and students.

We provide high quality play opportunities and care for children who have started primary school (from reception class to 15 years old) throughout Cambridgeshire Local Authority school holidays (excluding Christmas and Bank Holidays). Our venue at St Mary’s Junior School is open for some additional holiday periods.

Playscheme is administered from the University of Cambridge's Childcare Office, located at 21 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA. This is the sole location for contact between Playschemes.