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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.

Here is some information you may find useful.

University of Cambridge Holiday Playscheme (UCHP) will not be operating in bubbles this holiday, although children will be assigned a ‘base room’ for the beginning and end of each day. Parents will continue to drop off and pick up their children at the front door and will not be allowed to come onto the site premises, exceptions to this will be made in an emergency.

The next Playscheme will operate from Monday 30 May - Wednesday 1 June 08.30-17.30 at St Mary's Junior School.

Bookings for May

We are no longer taking bookings for May as we are fully booked each day. Provided below is the information for Summer, though please be aware priority booking does not open until 6 June at 11:00.


Bookings for Summer

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 can be submitted from 11:00am on 6th June

General Public bookings will be processed from 20th June. Please can I remind you that although General Public bookings will not be processed until 20th June, you may send your booking form to us from 11:00am on 6th June.

Advance bookings for Summer will close on 1st July at 13:00.

No booking emails will be accepted after 16:00 on 6th July. If you wish to book a place after this time you will need to contact the sites directly during the holiday.