Childcare in Cambridgeshire for 4-11 year olds

Book Here for After School Clubs and Breakfast Clubs

Available at Girton, Ridgefield, Mayfield and Robert Arkenstall

Childcare vouchers accepted

Smartkidz Holiday Clubs

Available at Girton, Ridgefield and Sutton

Our Next Holiday Playscheme is Summer 2022

Childcare vouchers accepted

“Children relish the wide range of activities provided and are very keen to attend their club.” Ofsted (Smartkidz at Robert Arkenstall)

“Children are very imaginative and put much thought into their creations.” Ofsted (Smartkidz at Ridgefield)

"Children thoroughly enjoy their time in this friendly club.” Ofsted (Smartkidz at Girton)

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Our Ethos

Smartkidz Play and Learn” is out of school care with a difference.

At Smartkidz we believe that children are the masters of their own play and should therefore be free to play with as little adult intervention as possible. This means that children use their own initiative and imagination to decide how they spend their time in our clubs.

Our staff use the PARS model of playwork practice which means that they make instantaneous decisions about whether and how to intervene according to each and every different situation as it happens.

Smartkidz staff encourage children in making their own decisions about how they play and who they play with and support children in making those decisions when appropriate.”

Find out more about what we offer by reading our Parent Handbook.

We provide breakfast clubs, after school clubs or holiday clubs at five schools:

Is your school in need of high quality wrap around care provision?

We can offer you high-quality breakfast clubs, after school clubs or holiday clubs, depending on the needs of your school. We use PARs Playwork and areas of the Forest School approach to create a unique play experience.

To learn more about us and what we can do for your school, visit our Provision for Schools page:

Messages from Parents

My daughters attended Ridgefield half term club today. One is aged 4 and the other 6. They did not know any other children there so I wondered how they would get on.
Both girls returned home with handfuls of crafts they had made, full of smiles , stories about their day and eager to go back another day! They loved it!
I was pretty anxious about breakfast club and then school holidays with it being my sons 1st year of school and coronavirus putting a spanner in the works for everyone and not being able to meet anyone face to face before it all. However my son has been so happy, he asks if its breakfast club every day and is disappointed if it isn't. He also asks when he can do smartkidz all day (holiday club) he counts down and genuinely loves it.

Our girls (4 and 9) have just done 3 mornings at Girton. It's their first time at a holiday club and they absolutely loved it! So much so they have asked to go back in the Easter holidays.

Thank you very much to all the amazing staff. We will be back!

Amazing , my very busy 5 year old has just done 3 days at ridgefield holiday club and he had a fantastic time , so many activities he loved , the trip was great and very well organised , really recommend and will continue to use.

Well done to all the staff!

A great after school and holiday club. Lots of play choices and lots of outdoor fun - even in February. Enjoyed by both of my children - one who goes to GG and one who doesn't. Lots of children from other schools in holidays but everyone plays together.

Not unusual for my children to come home worn out by running around outside all day.

"Play is the business of children themselves." Paul Lambert 1974

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