31 August 2022
Government registered holiday clubs and activity clubs welcomed over 2,000 children over the summer holidays. Around 1,160 children attended holiday clubs and around 1,200 children attended activity clubs.
There are currently over 60 holiday, activity, and after school clubs registered with the Children and Early Years’ Service (CEYS). Combined, the clubs can accommodate over 2,700 children.
Registered clubs are regulated by CEYS which ensures the development of high-quality practice for all children, regardless of their needs or background.
CEYS follow a set of core values and principles and ensure children are involved in the planning of play spaces, allows children to test boundaries and have freedom over their play, and encourages respect and opportunities for social interaction.
Parents and carers can find a list of registered childhood settings including after-school clubs, activity clubs, and holiday clubs online at gov.je. There are a range of different clubs including those which accommodate children for the whole of the summer holidays, activity clubs such as football, drama, surfing and arial trekking clubs, or nature-based clubs which children can attend for a single day or week.
Assistant Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Louise Doublet, said: “All children should have access to good quality play opportunities such as holiday and activity clubs.
“These clubs work to provide healthy physical and mental challenges to our children who are then ready to test and grow their resilience, self-esteem, and social development.
“I would like to give a big thanks to all the staff who have been supporting Jersey’s children through various education services such as holiday clubs and youth clubs over the summer holidays.
“These services have been so beneficial to children over the summer, giving them experiences that compliment and support their learning in school and their social and emotional development.”