Mary's Summer playscheme is now open for bookings! The scheme will run only run for 4 weeks Monday to Friday from the 25th of July to the 19th of August.  

We are open to all children aged 6-12yrs, particularly residents of Islington or who attend an Islington school. Children from neighbouring boroughs or visiting Islington are also welcome.

We have places for 35 children per day.

All our places receive a funding subsidy leaving a fee of  £25 per day 9 am to 5 pm for parents to cover. This will include a prepared nutritional lunch for each child. Extended sessions are available for an additional £3 for an earlier start from 8.30 am We are unable to provide a 5.30 finish on this occasion.

You will need to book any additional extended time at the same time when selecting your core days. Sibling and disability discounts are available. A minimum of 2 days must be booked. We will prioritise bookings made for the full scheme so we can maximise our available capacity. 

Dates for 2022 schemes


We continue to care for vulnerable children and we have a limited number of reserved places. Families will need to be referred by social care services or a family support worker. The places for vulnerable children will be fully funded and will need admin approval first.  If you think your child may be eligible contact us directly to be assessed for a free vulnerable child's place or to discuss your child's additional needs via the [email protected] e-mail or by calling us/leaving us a message on 0207 7042873.

HAF - spaces will also be available on this occasion though these are very limited. codes will need to be provided and can only be used once at any setting within Islington. HAF spaces will only cover 5 days throughout the summer period.

SEN - All children with additional needs will need to send a copy of the child's medical action plan with medication e.g. epi-pen and/or Education Health Care (EHC) plan and in order to receive a discount. This will need to be applied before booking.

If you claim due to low income, we may be able to give you a discount, so please enquire before booking so a code can be applied to your account.

Please read through all of the below information before you book.  

For the safety of everyone involved, children, parents and staff, we will continue to enforce a range of measures designed to minimise the risk of the spread and infection of the COVID-19 virus. You can read our full COVID Risk Assessment via this link

We will need everyone’s support to keep to these measures. Please inform staff at reception if your child has felt unwell 48hrs before coming to the scheme, this includes presenting with a temperature, new cough and flu-like symptoms. Please speak to staff if you have any questions or concerns regarding this. If staff contract COVID we cannot allow them to continue working with children in the scheme so please help us to keep staff safe.

We will provide lunch during the summer, but should you choose to send your child in with additional snacks please ensure it is healthy and your child has a water bottle. Water bottles can be refilled with fresh water during the day. It is important that children have the opportunity to be re-hydrated during the day. Ensure all bags and bottles are labelled clearly with their name as children often have similar items. 
We are a nut-free setting. Please ensure chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks are not included in your child's bag. This includes Nutella spreads on bread. This is to protect other children with severe allergies through touch as well as ingestion.
VOLUNTEERING - If you have some spare time and would like to help support us during the playscheme please get in touch with us using the volunteer form and we will come back to you with the details.  

Programme of activities

Bookings are now open!  We will prioritise bookings made for the full scheme!


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