Holiday activities and food programme

Questions and answers for parents

My child receives free school meals but my HAF funding application wasn’t successful

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are in receipt of Universal age related free school meals. 

The HAF programme is only open to those children who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, if your child is in Reception, Years 1 or 2 , and you think you may be eligible for HAF funding you will need to apply for benefits related free school meals.

Can I use the HAF funding for less days over more weeks and can the offer be stretched over the summer – 2 or 3 days over 6 weeks?

No you are entitled to 4 hours per day, 4 days per week, 4 weeks out of the 6

Can I book more days over less weeks, for instance, 5 days for less weeks?

No, the maximum sessions per week is four.

My child has special educational needs and/or disabilities, can they attend any holiday club?

Yes, the holiday clubs would need to know about your child’s needs as soon as possible though, to arrange any necessary additional support.

Can my child/children be booked in at different holiday clubs in the same week or holiday period?

Children can only be booked into one holiday club per week. You can book into different clubs in the same holiday period but must not exceed your entitlement – 4 hours, 4 days and 4 weeks (16 days total) over the summer holidays and 4 hours, 4 days and 1 week (4 days total) for each of the Easter and Christmas holiday periods.

Hours or days cannot be carried over from one holiday period to another.

Can I book in advance for the next holiday dates, for example, when booking for summer, can I also book Christmas?

No, we are only able to confirm eligibility for one holiday period at a time.

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