Christmas presents perennial problem
November 26, 2002
With only weeks to go before the little ones break up from school for the Christmas holidays, working parents will need to start thinking about childcare for the under 11s.
Reading Borough Council operates a whole host of daycare facilities throughout the Christmas holidays and there are plenty of activities to keep youngsters out of trouble and occupied while mum or dad are out at work, but be warned, places are limited and booking is required!
Full time day care facilities operate at many of the sport and leisure centres, including Palmer Park, Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre and Rivermead – and plenty of other venues in and around Reading. All schemes are run by fully trained staff, who specialise in ensuring that the youngsters have plenty of fun in a safe and secure environment.
Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Lower Earley and Costwold Sports Centre in Tilehurst also operate holiday clubs and activity sessions, although these are not operated by Reading Borough Council.
If you don’t require full time care for your children, there are plenty of half day and short course activities on offer for youngsters, so that you can nip off for some festive shopping leaving prying eyes and sticky fingers behind!
The Skoot brochure will be out shortly and, as always, there will be loads of stuff for youngsters to do, including trampolining, football, disco dance workshops and arts and crafts sessions.
The Reading Childrens’ Information Centre will be able to provide you with details of playschemes and daycare facilities in your area — contact them on (0118) 950 9499.