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HettySunshine Fri 05-Jun-20 08:20:58

It's looking increasingly likely there won't be any holiday clubs this summer. I know this is the right decision. Lots of children from different schools and age groups mixing would obviously be a huge risk.

But what do we do? There's approximately 30 days to cover dh & I have about 16 days holiday left between us and we can't afford to be unpaid. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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TooSadToSay Fri 05-Jun-20 08:22:47

DH is having to furlough as our childminder has limited places too. It's a nightmare.

PeterPomegranate Fri 05-Jun-20 08:24:35

I am also worried about this. Currently furloughed but probably back before the end of June. Husband and I can work from home but how can we continue to look after a 9 and 4 year old. Obviously it’s worse for those who can’t work from home.

SunInTheSkyYouKnowHowIFeel Fri 05-Jun-20 08:24:46

There are holiday clubs going ahead round here, are you sure none are open in your area?

relievedlady Fri 05-Jun-20 08:26:16

Same here confused

Due to go bak in July. Dh has worked right through.

Not sure how it will work as no holiday clubs and assuming no grandparents allowed in house still due to social distancing?

How the hell will it work??

I'm getting nervous. Have spoken to boss etc and as there's no guidelines for our industry at present we can't really make any plans for opening blush

PeterPomegranate Fri 05-Jun-20 08:26:25

Camp Beaumont have continued to email me advertising for the summer. Haven’t seen anything from SuperCamps (our preferred choice).

But how will they be able to social distance and make it cost effective?

ChippityDoDa Fri 05-Jun-20 08:31:50

Where did you hear that there are no holiday camps?

notheragain4 Fri 05-Jun-20 08:32:54

I'm wondering this too. We normally send them to family but I just don't feel comfortable sending them 3 hours away for 2-3 weeks this year, plus one family member (who keeps assuming we are) is shielding, whilst they may not have to shield come August I still feel uncomfortable. My work will most likely let me continue to WFH but I feel guilty that the kids don't get much of a break.

Oblomov20 Fri 05-Jun-20 08:35:08

Holiday clubs are starting again, over the next month or 2.

We've had emails about 2, including one football resining one.

LunaLoveFood Fri 05-Jun-20 08:36:35

Atlas camps still went ahead over Easter and may half term and are booked up for summer holidays in our area, but are not widely advertised at the moment have you hunted around?

Typohere Fri 05-Jun-20 08:51:04

I agree. Many people have used holiday which they use in the summer to get through these last few months if they are unable to work from home and have younger children. In usual times lots of parents take holiday mixed with grandparent help and holiday clubs to cover work.

pfrench Fri 05-Jun-20 08:54:16

Husband and I can work from home but how can we continue to look after a 9 and 4 year old.

Well, millions of people have been doing it so far.

I saw a football club running yesterday during the day time for children not in school. They were doing drills and stuff, and being pretty good at distancing. So, there might be some short daytime sessions going on for things.

No reason why kids clubs can't open - it's moving kids into another bubble, but if kids are allegedly not a problem so schools can open without endangering staff, then they don't need to socially distance. Adults still can.

Lots are run by really young folk too, who seem to care less about COVID in general.

PeterPomegranate Fri 05-Jun-20 09:01:28

We did it for the first 3 or 4 weeks @pfrench before I was furloughed and I can’t say it was a great experience for us or even less so for the kids. The longer it goes on the harder it is.

And I know we are luckier than those who can’t work from home.

littleducks Fri 05-Jun-20 09:07:21

Our school is planning to run holiday club, they have run for key worker children only at Easter and may half term. I have been wondering if it will be for all children or keyworker parent in summer, makes sense to limit to children only attending the school.

I thought barracudas/camp Beaumont wouldn't be running as normally it's book a day at a time so huge variety on kids in groups. But maybe they will run in another format.

Davincitoad Fri 05-Jun-20 09:09:06

Look after your own kids? These things are privilege not a right

ims0rrydarlingg Fri 05-Jun-20 09:17:06

The company I work for, have been holding holiday clubs during the half term and will be during the summer holiday. Free of charge.

I don't have children myself but it's a really nice gesture from them, to help everyone.

We've all been working from home so they've employed people who can run the holiday clubs and found a venue etc with lots of activities for the children.

notheragain4 Fri 05-Jun-20 09:18:55


Look after your own kids? These things are privilege not a right

Would you say that to a man?

countrygirl99 Fri 05-Jun-20 09:20:50

davinci is earning money to pay for food and shelter really a privilege now? If true how far we have fallen.

RB68 Fri 05-Jun-20 09:30:19

What might be an option is having child care in the home if you are WFH so a Home help type of thing - childcare and general housework rather than Nanny. If you are present there is no need for an official Nanny or au pair situation just someone able to keep an eye on the kids - they become part of the bubble. Not live in

Typohere Fri 05-Jun-20 09:38:39

Very judgy and completely misses the point that if parent has to go to work and not WFH then they cannot take their children with them.
They could of course give up job and go on benefits - then of course judgy people would say why not work...

So unnecessary and unkind.

SpnBaby1967 Fri 05-Jun-20 09:39:14


Look after your own kids? These things are privilege not a right

And if both parents have to work to do things like buy food & pay for the roof over the kids head?

Typohere Fri 05-Jun-20 09:40:05

My message above was in response to the rude comment of poster

"Davincitoad Fri 05-Jun-20 09:09:06
Look after your own kids? These things are privilege not a right"

Some people have no idea and so judgemental of people who go out to work to put food on the table and pay bills. Not everyone can WFH

afrikat Fri 05-Jun-20 09:44:13

My husband and I have been wfh since the start with a 3 and 6 year old. It's been a massive challenge but we are just about managing by each doing equal amounts of childcare vs work, working early mornings and evenings and by accepting we cant get absolutely everything done. Millions are in same position and have had to manage so I'm sure you will figure it out if you have to

countrygirl99 Fri 05-Jun-20 09:48:59

afrikat not everyone has the option of flexing their work hours.

relievedlady Fri 05-Jun-20 09:57:41

We can't work from home in our jobs.

Dh worked right thru and I've been furloughed but due to go back in July.

Then what?

Normally grandparents help a few days a week and I drop to three or four days using annual leave.

Are grandparents going to be allowed to help seeing as they are the age group we are trying to protect ?

Does anyone know if that rule will change at all soon?

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