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Zebras is managed by Lyn Collins, a qualified Early Years Professional, Primary School Teacher and Senior Playworker with over 20 years’ experience. She is backed up by a team of over 14 caring, qualified staff.
Please visit our Registration and Bookings page to book your child into Zebras!
We love Zebras!
We’re the Zebras Out of School Club, based in Cotham, Bristol, providing child-centred playcare (supervised by experienced, qualified staff) for children aged between 4 and 13+.
We offer the following services:
Breakfast club @Cotham Gardens School (for Elmgrove/Colston's Primary School children) - ages 4-11yrs.
After school Playscheme @Elmgrove School (open to all) - for Reception/Year 1 aged children.
Afterschool Playscheme @Cotham School (open to all) for Year 2 - Year 7 aged children.
Holiday club @Cotham School (open to all), catering for children aged 4-13+.
Each service provides a safe, supervised and stimulating environment where children/young people can be active, create, express and enjoy themselves.
We were set up to meet the needs of working parents, carers and their children… and have been growing ever since.
Administrator (and Booking queries)
Cotham Afterschool & Holiday Club Queries
Breakfast Club & Elmgrove Afterschool Queries
Elmgrove Contact Phone
(available 3-6pm during school terms)
For messages regarding children attending Elmgrove afterschool only: Tel: 07541936406
Cotham Contact Phone
(available 3-6pm during school terms. 8-6pm school holidays)
NATIONAL LOCKDOWN FROM THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
As an Ofsted registered Early Years Provider, we are exempt from the lockdown and allowed to continue operating.
As long as the schools remain open, we will be open.
Please check our website on a regular basis for further updates.
Any changes to our operational procedures affecting premises or opening, will be emailed directly to all parents/carers via our booking system.
AUTUMN TERM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS
HOLIDAY CLUB: We will be running a Holiday Club during Cotham Gardens Inset days Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th September @Elmgrove site, for children attending Cotham Gardens Primary School, Years R - 6.
BREAKFAST CLUB will be opening in the hall at Cotham Gardens main site, for children attending Cotham Gardens Primary School, Years R-6. From Monday 7th September.
We will be running with 2 separate groups or 'bubbles'of 15 children: Elmgrove children (Years R & 1) and Cotham Grove children (Years 2-6).
Elmgrove site: This service will be open from Monday 7th September for children attending Cotham Garden Primary School, Years R & 1.
Cotham Secondary School site: This service will be open from Monday 15th September for children attending Cotham Gardens Primary School, Years 2-6
In line with government advice, all our services will be running with 2 separate groups or 'bubbles' of 15 children, throughout the autumn term.
Covid-19 risk assessments for all sites will be available to download shortly.
BOOK NOW TO SECURE A PLACE!
TAKING BOOKINGS NOW FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB @Cotham Gardens Primary School (Elmgrove Site). This service is currently for children attending the above school.
Open Monday 21st July - Friday 28th August 2020.
We will also be covering inset days during the first week of term: Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th September.
To book, email Lisa at
COVID19 UPDATE 18/05/20
MAY HALF TERM HOLIDAY CLUB WILL BE OPEN FOR KEYWORKERS @Cotham Gardens Primary School
Open TUESDAY 26th - FRIDAY 29th May
Please book and pay as normal via our website:)
A heartfelt 'thank-you' to the absolutely wonderful parents and carers that have been supporting us throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we would not have survived without your input!
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US TO KEEP OUR SERVICES RUNNING AFTER THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Ways to support us:
1. Zebras Crowdfunder (started by one of our lovely parents) has so far raised £3,105 to help keep Zebras open...!
To add your donation click -> HERE <-
2. EasyFundraising (endorsed by the Early Years Alliance)
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Zebras Out of School Club with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go -> HERE <-
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Zebras Out of School Club at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Zebras Out of School Club will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support
COVID19 UPDATE 23/03/20
We would like to assure all of our valued families that we are working hard to make sure that we can stay open for key worker and vulnerable children, ensure that Zebras can keep operating as a non-profit business during these challenging times, and support all of you as best we can.
After the Easter holiday, we are not planning to charge parents for any existing bookings that they are unable to use as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Once we are able to secure government backing to ensure Zebras can continue to run we will be able to confirm this.
You do not need to cancel any existing bookings at this time, and if you have cancelled a booking because of concerns over this matter, we will be happy to reinstate them for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Thank you for your on-going support,
Lyn Collins, Lisa Collins and the Zebra's Team
HOLIDAY CLUB OPENING TIMES 2020:
OCTOBER HALF TERM
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