Frequently Asked Questions
Who is London Sports Academy?
We are small yet successful group of friends and former colleagues that are committed to providing the most exciting, safest, fairly priced and enjoyable school holiday camps in London, where children get to experience some of the best days of their childhood whilst making new and fulfilling friendships. We are committed to providing an affordable childcare option with an outstanding offering.
What age can children attend London Sports Academy and how are they placed into groups?
We have three groups, usually Early Years (ages 3 to 4 or 5, depending on each child's needs), Years 1-3 and Years 4-7. Depending on age and experience we do move some children up or down a group. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like you child placed in a different group.
We also run our Young Leaders programme, where children beyond Year 7 can learn new skills and support our staff. This is usually open to those families whose children stil want to be part of the club, yet are outgrowing the age groups.
Who are the London Sports Academy Staff?
Our coaches are highly experienced teachers, sports coaches and events managers. We are fairly confident that there is no other similar camp in South London with the same depth of skills and qualifications. Over 80% of staff are qualified teachers, as well as multi discipline sports coaches.
What are London Sports Academy's child to staff ratios?
At London Sports Academy we keep the staff to child ratio low, usually two and even three times better than required. On top of that, our staff are really experienced and highly qualified (over 80% of our staff are qualified teachers), so each group’s experience is of the highest quality.
How will London Sports Academy settle my child into a new holiday camp?
We completely understand how a new environment with new faces can unnerve some children. Our staff have supported scores of new children to settle into our camp. If you have concerns about settling your child into camp, please contact us and we will discuss how best to make the settling in period really positive.
Can I stay with my child at the camp?
In short, no. All of the adults at our camp are DBS vetted, trained and recruited using Safer Recruitment guidelines and our club is potentially not as safe if people are present at the club that have not been through this safeguarding process.
What should my child wear on the day?
Appropriate footwear with good foot support, such as trainers (no sandals please). A raincoat and warm clothes are essential, as we will go outdoors when the weather is not too inclement. Snacks and lunch (no nuts please) and a refillable water bottle. In the summer months suncream and a sun hat is essential, even on cloudy days.
Does London Sports Academy offer any discounts or free taster sessions?
In order to keep the price reasonable and the quality high for all of the children on our camps we do not offer free taster sessions.
Are there any extra charges for any activities?
No. We passionately believe that every child at our club should be able to have the very best day with the most exhilarating activities.
Do you offer refunds?
London Sports Academy offers a full refund on any booked club, providing 48 hours notice is given. As parents ourselves, we understand that planning can be tricky and we exist to support the families in our community.
Does London Sports Academy accept childcare vouchers, or tax free childcare payments.
Absolutely! We accept all forms of childcare voucher and the government’s fairly new Tax Free Childcare scheme. Enter the discount code ‘childcare’ to get a 100% reduction in your booking and pay via your voucher or tax free account.
My child has extra needs. Are they still welcome at any of your clubs?
Of course. Our staff have vast swathes of experience supporting children with extra needs. If you would like to discuss how we can best support your child please get in touch and we can ensure there is an individualised plan to make sure your child can access the same exciting experiences as all the other children at our camps.
How safe are your camp days?
We have been organising and delivering safe and inclusive kids clubs in our community for ten years and counting. In that time we have never had a referral to Ofsted of local authorities brought to our attention and we are incredibly proud of our impeccable safety record. Throughout this time we have seen thousands of children and clocked up hundreds of thousands of activity hours. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of everyone at our camps and our dedication to this is something we continually strive to challenge and improve in order to keep our sterling reputation intact.