Mary’s Play Scheme

Mary’s Play Scheme is operated for children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old during 9 weeks of the school holidays. The weeks during which the scheme operates are:

  • during the three half term holidays,
  • during the 2 weeks in the Easter holidays and
  • during 4 weeks of the summer holidays.

The Play Scheme is closed during bank holidays. The hrs of operation are between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm.

Mary’s provides between 25 and 37 places each day during its Play Scheme opening times.

Play Scheme Fees and Funding

Mary’s charges a daily fee of £14.50 per child for parents / guardians plus £1.50 for additional extended day sessions. These fees do not include the outing fees that are charged at cost for days when the children are taken on trips. The cost of the play scheme is part funded by the London Borough of Islington therefore the charges Mary’s makes to parents are reduced / subsidised. The fees mentioned here may change from time to time.


We offer a 30% sibling discount, a 25% discount for children with disabilities and a reduced rate of £10.50 per child per day for a limited number of low income working families. The low income discounts are allocated on a first come first served bases (total joint income must be under £25,000 per annum, proof is required to be considered for this concession)!


Admission to the play scheme is through a formal application process made in advance by parents or legal guardians using Mary’s online application form. Places will be allocated on a first come first served bases and please note that once bookings have been invoiced fees are due and non refundable even if your child does not attend (please see our cancellation policy below).


If you do need to cancel any pre-booked sessions please contact us on 020 7704 1895 or email at at the earliest opportunity so we can make relevant amendments to registers.

If the cancellation request is received seven or less days before your child is due to attend you will not be entitled to any credit/refund and your sessions will be lost.

The following outlines our holiday club cancellation policy –

Mary’s does not offer cash refunds for any booking cancellations

Notification 15+ days before day of attendance – 100% Credit Note

Notification 8 to 14 days before day of attendance – 50% Credit Note

Notification 0 to 7 days before day of attendance – 0% Credit Note

This policy will be reviewed in July 2016

To download and print a copy of this policy please click here