Tender for Holiday Playscheme in Westfield

22 Mar


You are invited to bid for a 3 year contract to run a holiday play scheme in the Westfield area of Sheffield.  The play scheme will run at Shortbrook School utilising the existing facilities which include a large hall and outdoor space.  The Community Hub at Com.Unity is also available for end of play scheme parties.

The current play scheme is attended by average 60 children per day age range 4-12 at the following times:

Holidays Number of weeks
February Half Term 1
Easter 2
Spring Bank Holiday 1
Summer Holidays 4
October Half Term 1
Christmas 1
Total 10


The scheme will run from Monday to Friday 10am until 2pm.

Its aim is bringing the young people of the community together to have fun, learn and be healthy whilst giving parents a break.

Children should be provided with a range of safe and stimulating activities to choose from, with the emphasis firmly on fun and play. These might include sports, group games, arts and crafts, outdoor and adventurous play, drama and trips out.  Children will have the opportunity to mix with others of similar ages and they may experience new activities, strengthen friendships and build in confidence.

The anticipated outcomes are:

  • to help children be happy
  • develop their personalities and talents
  • aspire to a successful life through taking part in positive activities.

The fact that the activities are free of charge encourages parents to involve their children and the fact that activities are fun is a draw for children. At the present time it is intended that the Westfield Big Local Holiday play scheme is to be provided free of charge. The costs associated with providing the play scheme in the future will be reviewed in the near future, where consideration of charges for this provision will be discussed There is already a body of around 60 young people who use the service but we advertise through our communications strategy to ensure that as many local children as possible can make the most of this opportunity.

For more information please see attached playscheme tender 2018


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