Childcare in Cambridgeshire for 4 - 11 year olds

Holiday clubs - After school clubs - Breakfast clubs at Girton Glebe Primary, Cambridge, Ridgefield Primary, Cambridge and Robert Arkenstall Primary, Haddenham

Childcare vouchers accepted

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What are the Playwork Principles and Play Types?

The Playwork Principles These principles describe what is unique about play and playwork, and provide the playwork perspective for working with children and young people. They are based on the recognition that children and young people’s capacity for positive development will be enhanced if given access to the broadest range of environments and play opportunities. All…

Our Visit to Gulliver’s World of Adventure

On Tuesday 9th April, each of our Smartkidz settings boarded the coach for a day at Gulliver’s world of adventure. After just one hour of travelling from the centre of Cambridge we were met by the smiley staff. They soon managed to get 60 children and 14 adult from the coach and through the gates…

How Can Forest School Training be Used in a Playwork Setting?

At Smartkidz Play and Learn we have a unique approach that we have developed from years of experience and training in childcare, primary education, playwork and forest school. Our inspiration came from the beautiful environment that we developed as our first site, combined with our belief in child led play. We were fortunate enough to…

What Can You do if You Need Short Term Childcare in Cambridge?

Finding yourself without childcare at short notice can be a real nightmare. Has your annual leave been cancelled because of a work emergency? Have your usual childcare options fallen through? Sometimes even family or friends can let us down at the last minute. Did they forget to tell you that they’re away next week? Are…

Photo of Smartkidz team with their playwork award nomination

Proud to be shortlisted for the National Frontline in Playwork Award 2019. 

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Learn, grow and play with Smartkidz

Play is the greatest form of expression and learning for children. Smartkidz Play and Learn allows your children to express themselves, develop and grow in confidence and self-esteem.

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We put the children’s safety and well-being above all else; putting their feelings and needs first in everything we do.