About our Holiday Club

Smiles of Quorn Ltd is an Out of School Club that is fully insured and Ofsted registered (URN: 2520112), set up in response to a growing demand from working parents for a safe, happy, secure and stimulating childcare environment.

Our History

Smiles of Quorn was founded as a Before and After School Club in 2018. Since then Smiles of Quorn has continued to grow from strength to strength, and in the summer of 2023 we launched our first ever holiday club. Following the success of that launch, we have expanded our setting to now be a Before School, After School & Holiday Club!

Our Location

Smiles of Quorn is based in the heart of the village within the newly refurbished, modern and fantastic facilities at The Deep End, Rawlins. As well as the spacious and welcoming indoor spaces, we are fortunate to have outstanding outdoor facilities including an all-weather 3G pitch, ball courts, grass fields and a Forest School with outdoor den building and woodland area.

With great transport links both by road and public transport including a bus stop right outside, our holiday club serves the local village and beyond. We enjoy a close working relationship with our local primary school, St.Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School, but welcome children aged 4-11 from primary schools across the county to our Holiday Club. This can help build children's confidence in learning how to navigate new situations independently, in a safe environment with similar aged children, which is a great life skill. Furthermore, mixing, and learning how to work together as a team with children from different schools, areas and backgrounds is a valuable lifelong skill, as well as a great opportunity to make more friends!

What we offer

As a Holiday Club variety is at the heart of our vision, we want to provide something different to the traditional offer which often focuses on a specific theme or area. We provide a holistic and varied experience for our children so that children of all ages with all different interests are engaged and entertained throughout the day. Following the Playwork principles, we offer children free choice and independence through free play whilst still providing a range of adult led activities from our three themes: physical activities, creative activities and fun experiences.

Physical Activities

Children will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of sports and games including football, table tennis, gymnastics cricket and basketball.

Creative Activities

Children will be able to explore a range of creative activities including painting, sculpting, junk modelling, knitting, crafts and performing arts.

Fun Experiences

Children will be able to participate in whole group activities in the community including trips out to the park, ice-cream van, local attractions and nature walks.

Free Play

Children will be able to explore our range of toys and resources with freedom, as they take time to relax and enjoy themselves through play with their friends.

Our holiday club allows children to try a wide range of activities, some known and some brand new. Children refine existing skills whilst developing new ones, which helps them flourish. We are always taking on board children’s comments and any suggestions to ensure all children enjoy the activities we have to offer.

Our Awards and Recognitions

In 2021 we were inspected by Ofsted, achieving the highest possible outcome for out of school care providers and outstanding feedback. As we are registered to provide the snacks we offer, we were routinely inspected by Environmental Health in October 2019 and June 2021, when on both occasions we achieved a top food hygiene rating of 5. In 2022, after an expert review of all our safeguarding arrangements and successful submission of the SAFE risk assessment, we were officially awarded the the Safer Activities for Everyone 'SAFE Award' which recognises excellence in safeguarding.

Our Aims

We recognise each child as an individual with many diverse talents and skills. We want children to be truly happy and content in our setting so that you as their parent/carer feel confident that your child is well looked after and enjoys the club.

What others say

“Very varied activities including trips out which were amazing! Friendly staff, great communication and overall a child more than happy to go there!Just keep doing what you’re doing! Other providers have a lot to learn from you!”

“I loved the flexibility and friendliness of the team. You all really got to know and build a positive relationship with our daughter so that she’s felt safe and nurtured.”

“Loved that I could use the before and after extra times it meant I could do a full day at work. The range of activities and trips was fantastic. Not too sports oriented, a good mixture. Nice friendly atmosphere.”

“Friendly staff who got to know the kids. Different activities offered-also not just 'on the go' at all times- some downtime too. Thank you very much Harvey and team- think you did a great job this summer!”

“Thanks so much to all of you for making this holiday club so special. My child has had the best time and had lots of great experiences some of which exceeded all our expectations! 5 star summer holiday fun!”

“Amazing holiday club! Kids have been excited to go every day - thank you for making their summer so fun!”

“Thanks so much to all of you, lots of fun & memories made. My child has had the best time”