Type of service:
Holiday Scheme
Address:
Weston Favell Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre, Northampton, NN3 8JR
Telephone number:
01604837300
Mobile number:
N/A
Email address:
N/A
Website:
N/A
Service description:
Northampton Leisure Trusts Funzone is a fully supervised holiday play scheme. The aim of the play scheme is to provide the best quality play opportunities for children aged 5 & 13 years during every school holiday, including Christmas and Teacher Training Days. Funzone is open between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
Children attend for many reasons including parents having to work, to make new friends, and to take part in a range of activities in a safe and supervised environment. Children are organised into two groups at Lings Forum, the Minis group (5-8 years) and the Juniors group (9-13 years) and one group at Danes Camp (8-13 years). Each group is lead by a Play Leader and supported by up to three Assistants. The staff to child ratio for children aged under 8 is 1:8, children over the age of 8 will be supervised according to a 1:12 staff to child ratio.
Funzone operates from a child led perspective, ensuring that children have access to not only planned activities, but also free play activities. Playworkers will encourage children to take part in activities of their choosing during Free Time, whilst we ensure that we have a wide variety of resources for them to do so including computer consoles, arts and craft materials, board games, reading books, role play props, big games, a football table plus much more. Children will be encouraged to undertake risky play of their choosing, including tree climbing and rough and tumble play, if this is what they desire. Playworkers will ensure that during these types of activities that children are safe, and the risk is minimised by undertaking full risk assessments of all activities and involving children in their own health and safety decisions.
Important Information for Parents

Parents please ensure that:
•You provide a daily packed lunch, snacks and drinks (water bottles are best as these can be refilled)
•Clothing suitable for messy play, outside play and spare clothing to change into if necessary
•Daily swimming kit for children aged 8 years plus only.
•Sun cream and hats in the summer months
•Coats, hats and suitable outdoor footwear in the winter months


Cost:
Contact provider for details
Age range:
5 years - 13 years
Opening hours:
N/A
Ofsted Inspection Grade:
Met
Additional information:
N/A
Eligibility criteria:
Age
Referral route:
Self Referral
Location map:

​​Free Childcare and Education for 2 year olds

Free Childcare and Education f​or 2 year olds​

Funded early learning for eligible 2 year olds. ​​​

Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

about 35 minutes ago

Save someone in need. Give the gift of life.

If you needed an organ transplant would you have one? We’re campaigning with NHS Blood and Transplant to educate young people about #OrganDonation. M...

View on Facebook

Signing up to NHS register as a young person means that someday you could save lives as a donor—by leaving behind the gift of life. Help save someone ...

View on Facebook

Breast Cancer - Be Clear on Cancer

Today, Public Health England are launching their Be Clear on Cancer ‘breast cancer in women over 70’ campaign. If you've noticed changes to your breas...

View on Facebook

Over the next few days we will be sharing quotes from some of the older children in care and the difference their foster carers have made to them. Co...

View on Facebook

Northamptonshire Shared Lives service for vulnerable adults rated outstanding

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos

Our fostering and adoption information evening is tonight at 6.30pm. If you have been thinking about adoption or fostering please come along and find ...

View on Facebook
17/02/2017 15:57
Test
22/12/2016 09:10
test highways news release
31/08/2016 22:00
Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
31/08/2016 22:00
This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.