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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.


Summer Playscheme Update - URGENT

It is with regret that the Playscheme provision this summer will need to be reduced due to an unforeseen shortage of site co-ordinating staff to support the service. The University has therefore taken the difficult decision to operate from only one site this Summer, which will be St Mary’s Junior School. The Playscheme will operate at St Mary’s only between the dates 12 July – 20 August 2021. 


Summer Playscheme

I am pleased to announce that the Playscheme will operate during the Summer holiday. 

The next Playscheme will operate from Monday 12 July to Friday 20 August at 1:00pm at St Mary’s Junior School.