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Garratt Park Nursery Short Breaks Holiday Playcentre

The Garratt Park short breaks offer is provided by Wandsworth Borough Council as part of the ‘Local Offer’ for families.

It is primarily for Wandsworth resident children aged 3-8 years old who attend a resource base in Wandsworth or children who have an EHCP and are referred by a SENCO.

We will then assess whether the needs of the child can be met in a 1-4 ratio and that they have a similar profile to other children attending.  We can provide a small number of 1-1 places based on Social care referrals with a 4-week notice period.

This is a play-based provision delivered by experienced playworkers accepting a maximum of 8 children per session.

We run on a 2-hour sessional basis 10-12pm 1-3pm 

Cost:  £2.50 per session

Where:  Garratt Park Nursery  Siward Road   SW17 OLF

This short break offer runs 25 days per year including  February and October half terms and  3 weeks in the Summer school holidays. 

Bookings for children within the 1-4 ratio need to be made at least two weeks before the holiday provision starts.

If you wish to discuss please contact

* Please note that transport cannot be offered  


To refer please send an email to the

You will be sent an ‘all about me’ form to fill in or asked for an EHCP

You will receive a confirmation email when we have assessed that the provision is suitable and can meet the child needs on a 1-4 ratio

All referrals must be accepted 2-weeks before any holiday provision

Who to contact


Where to go

Garratt park Nursery
Siward Road
SW17 0LF
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
2 x 2 hour sessions daily, 25 days per year
Time of day


Please contact EYISS for further details.


Age Ranges
From 3 years to 8 years
Referral required
Referral Details

Children who attend a Resource Base in the Wandsworth Borough and are aged 3-8 years are eligible to attend this short breaks provision. A member of the EYISS team will confirm that the children attends a School Resource Base in the Borough of Wandsworth.  When confirmation is obtained the parent/carer will have to complete an EYISS ‘all about me form’ and if they have an EHCP this will also need to be submitted. This information will then be forwarded to the Service Lead for assessment as to whether the Short Breaks provision would be suitable.

If it is agreed that the service is suitable for the child/ren the parent/carer will need to register on the EYISS booking website The parent/carer will then have to email to make the booking and a member of the EYISS team will respond to the parent/carer and complete the booking.  

IMPORTANT:  the deadline for the parents and carers is two weeks prior to each holiday week beginning date to ensure the most suitably trained or experienced staff are employed.

Priority for places at Garratt Park Nursery short breaks schemes will be given to children who attend Resource Bases.  Wandsworth children with SEND can attend if they have an EHCP and are referred by a SENCo.  EYISS will then assess whether the short breaks provision is suitable and the child’s needs could be met within a 1:4 staffing ratio and they have compatible needs with the other children attending.  A SENCo referral can be made by emailing the child’s latest EHCP to The email must be titled ‘PLAYCENTRE REFERRAL’ and include a short description of the child's needs, including any diagnosis described on their Plan. This information will then be forwarded to the Service Lead for assessment. 

IMPORTANT:  the deadline for any referrals from the Senco is two weeks prior to each holiday week beginning date to ensure the most suitably trained or experienced staff are employed.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

  • This is a specialist holiday playscheme for children aged 3-11 years who have special educational needs or disabilities.
  • It is for children aged 3 - 11 yrs who attend a Resource Base within the borough of Wandsworth or children with an EHCP with a similar profile of need with a SENCo referral using the process outlined above. 

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2021

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