FAQ’s for Kidz Camp Essex


1. When are you open?

Our standard hours are from 9am - 4:30pm. Extended care is available from 7:30am - 9am & 4:30pm - 6pm (at an additional cost of £4 per session).


2. My child is very shy; will they be ok?

Absolutely! Kidz camp Essex understands the importance of settling into a new environment and making new friends. Therefore, we make every effort to get to know the children and help them settle in as soon as they arrive. We also ask that you tell us your child’s likes and dislikes at the time of booking to make this easier for us. Your child will encourage them to take part in all the activities available throughout the day and to make new friends.


3. Does everyone working with Kidz Camp Essex have an enhanced DBS check?

Yes. All our staff will go through our rigorous screening process, which includes on the job training, qualification & enhanced DBS checks. This ensures that all staff members are fit to work with children and good at it!


4.  What does my child need to bring with them to camp?

You can opt in for our FREE lunch option when booking. If you wish for your child to bring their own lunch, you will need to send them in with a fully stocked lunch box (which must not include nuts or peanuts or food containing them or traces). If you’re sending your child in with foods that need refrigeration, please make sure there is an ice pack in there. Please also ensure you child brings a refillable water bottle, as we offer free water and squash throughout the day. They will also need comfortable clothing and footwear. For any days that have water-based activities - a towel, sun cream and swimwear will need to be included.


5.  What activities will be on offer during the day at camp?

An activity schedule will be released before each camp begins, which will highlight the range of activities on offer for that Half Term or School Holiday. This will include a selection of Crafts and Sports with a Special Activity daily. To see what has been on during previous camps, please visit our Facebook page.


6.  How do I make payment for my child at Kidz Camp Essex?

We have several options available for you to make payment, they include: Cash or cheque on the first day your child attends a bank transfer in advance or now over the phone using your bank or credit card. Cheques are payable to: Kidz Camp Essex LTD. You can also pay by childcare vouchers.


Bank Details:

Payable to: Kidz Camp Essex Ltd

Account Number: 42285347

Sort Code: 40-42-27


7.  What children’s holidays do you run your camps?

We are open every Half Term & School Holiday which include: February, Easter, May, Summer, October and Christmas breaks. We also run in line with the Independent Schools Association (ISA) dates at our Southend venue - Thorpe Hall School, meaning we are open for a few extra weeks in the year. Please contact us for more details.


8.  What locations are Kidz Camp Essex based?

Currently we are based in three fantastic locations in Essex, which are: Colchester, Rayleigh & Southend. We plan to keep growing into the future. Watch this space!!


9. Will there be a first aider on site?

Each venue at Kidz Camp Essex will have at least one paediatric first aider on site. This person will also be epi-pen trained. On top of this, other staff members will be first aid trained.


10. Are there discounts available for families with more than one child?

Yes, there are! If you have two children, you can send them in to us per day for £42 (a saving of £10 per day). If you have three children, you can send them in to us for £53 per day (a saving of £25). This offer is open to all members of the same family (Brothers, Sisters, Cousins etc...).


11. Are you Ofsted registered, and do you accept Childcare vouchers

We have been Ofsted registered now since the Summer of 2017, allowing us to accept childcare vouchers! Go to our Ofsted page for more information.


12. Do you offer discounts to NHS staff and students?

Yes we do! we offer a 10% discount on total booking. You must show your NHS ID card or Student card to the venue manager  when you drop your children off  (or email in advance to head office). You're unable to use another persons ID card.


13. All sounds great! How do I book?

You can book your child with us by simply following the ‘book now’ tab on the website or by giving us a call on: 01702 624075.


Registered in england no. 1052774

Contact address: Turnpike House, 1208-1210 London Road, Southend-On-Sea SS9 2UA