After School Play Sessions
Free After School play sessions for Stevenage Families at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St. Nicholas Play Centres has returned.
All children and young people who use the play centre must have a completed online registration form that provides essential information about the child, including emergency contact details of their parent/carer. This ensures that Play staff are aware of all the children’s support needs, that it meets standards set by Ofsted and that parents or carers can be contacted quickly in the unlikely event of an accident or emergency.
Children’s registration forms are renewed annually to ensure information is correct and up to date. Where any parents or carers contact details change (for example due to a house move or a change of telephone number), it is important that you inform a member of staff immediately so we can update your records.
Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking a play session for your child at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St. Nicholas Play centres.
Online registration system
The online registration system means you only need to complete one form per child and you can then access all of our play centres and events.
You can register your child through the link below. After registering, you will receive an email confirming that your child's registration form has been submitted and it will give you their unique registration number.
Please note: You do not need to create an online account to register or book for play sessions at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St. Nicholas Play Centres.
Unable to book online?
If you are unable to access the online system, please visit your local play centre for support to complete the form or email email@example.com.
Once you have registered you can pre-book places for children aged 5 - 12 years to attend without an adult. The sessions at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St. Nicholas are free for Stevenage children, adult supervised and closed access. It’s easy to book online using your child’s unique number and there are no restrictions to the number of sessions you can pre book.
Book a play session
You will need your unique registration number. There are no restrictions to the number of session booked (subject to availability). You will be sent an email to confirm your booking. If you book on to a session and you don’t meet the criteria, you will receive a follow up email explaining why your booking has been cancelled. To book the sessions, follow the link below.
Unable to pre book?
When you have registered and have your child’s unique number, you can also request a short notice space over the phone, or come along to the play centre with their unique number and book them in.
To check availability on the day, please telephone the numbers below or pop along to your local play centre:
- Bandley Hill - 01438 218848
- Pin Green - 01438 726749
- St. Nicholas - 01438 722753
Covid protective measures
We are limiting the maximum numbers who can attend the play centres, inclusive of adults. We will, however, be monitoring COVID-19 transmission rates across the borough, and will reduce or increase our maximum numbers accordingly in order to keep our families safe. All adults are required to wear a mask inside the play buildings. Hand sanitiser units are available around the play centres; you will be encouraged to use them. Most importantly - stay safe and let’s remember: Hands, Face, and Space to play our part in stopping the spread of the virus.
System of controls: infection protection and control
In this section, where something is essential for public health reasons, as advised by Public Health England (PHE), we have said ‘must’. Where there is a legal requirement, we have made that clear. This guidance does not create any new legal obligations.
This is the set of essential public health actions you must take. They are grouped into ‘prevention’ and ‘response to any infection’. If you follow the system of controls, you will effectively reduce risks in your setting and create an inherently safer environment.
These additional measures will be reviewed in partnership with health experts to decide whether evidence suggests that these measures can be eased ahead of the summer.
Providers (including their staff where applicable) must always do the following:
- Prevent contact with individuals who are required to self-isolate by ensuring they do not attend the play centres.
- Ensure face coverings are used in recommended circumstances.
- Ensure everyone is advised to clean their hands thoroughly and more often than usual.
- Ensure good respiratory hygiene for everyone by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
- Maintain enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents.
- Consider how to minimise contact across the site and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
In specific circumstances:
- Ensure individuals wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) where necessary.
- Promote and engage in asymptomatic testing, where available.
Response to any infection
Providers (including staff where applicable) must always do the following:
- Promote and engage with the NHS Test and Trace process.
- Manage and report confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst the setting community.
- Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice.