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Summer Fun 2024!

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Summer Fun 2024!

Tower Hamlets Council has announced its Summer of Fun 2024 Programme, providing free activities for children, young people and families during the school summer holidays. The jam - packed summer activities programme includes sport, excursions, learning opportunities, farm visits, stay and play sessions, youth focused events and much more.

View the Summer of Fun 2024 Programme and Young People events. Please note that some service timetables or recurring events are subject to change during this period, please contact the provider prior to attending. You can also look at what you can usually find in our events section by searching SEN, SEND, Disabled, Disability, or the name of a specific SEND condition. Here is some information about activities and events along with support and advice details. 

Holiday Activities and Food Scheme 

The Holiday Activities and Food Scheme (HAF) offers free fun activities and meals over the summer School holidays. Places are available for children in reception up to Year 11 (inclusive) who receive Free School Meals. Each provider will indicate whether they accomodate or are focused on children and young people with SEND. 

Who is the HAF Programme aimed at?

The HAF programme is funded by the Department for Education and is for children and young people in reception up to Year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefit-related free school meals.
Benefits-eligible free school meals are given to children in both primary and secondary schools across the country whose household receives means-tested benefits and/or other entitlements.

More information about Free shcool meals and eligility details on Entitled website. 

Childcare

For information about childcare available to you over the holiday period, you can contact the childcare providers in our Childcare Directory or in our records of Holiday Childcare Club Providers.We would recommend that you contact any childcare providers you like as soon as possible as they may receive a high volume of bookings.

The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare scheme applications are open for the upcoming summer Holiday. The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme is a universal service providing support to all children including those with SEND. If your child requires additional support from 1:1 to 1:3 care, this can be supported on completion of a different application process which you can access on the link provided above. 

As with any time of year, choosing a club or activity for any child can be a challenge. You might like to read our pages about choosing a childcare provider which give some useful advice about choosing safe and appropriate childcare or extracurricular activities. If your child has SEND and you are struggling to find activities for your child to do, you can contact the Inclusion Service.

We hope you enjoy your summer Holiday. The Family Information Service will be available during this period to answer your questions. If you have any questions about support available to you in Tower Hamlets over this period, or any questions about the Local Offer, you can contact us at [email protected] or 020 7364 6495.

 

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