Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Creative Kids

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Creative Kids run an award winning arts education centre and studios in Boscombe, Bournemouth. We combine traditional with digital arts and run the Arts Award. Our program consists of weekend family arts workshops, an Ofsted registered holiday arts club for kids age 6 - 14, kids cinema club, exhibition space and a new arty-party program that is open to the public. We also offer pop-up arts at festivals in our VW Camper. Our arts centre is great fun, kids make new friends and build in confidence as budding artists.  We offer a members only service. It cost £10 to join per child per year. We are a registered charity and have been delivering services in Boscombe since 2008. We also offer fully funded 1:1 Drawing & Talking therapeutic sessions for children suffering from trauma or who have difficulties managing emotions and may be on the CAMHS waiting list. These courses are currently fully funded, they run for 12 weeks. contact us for further information.
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Venue/Contact Details
Unit 5 Sovereign Centre
Unit 5 Sovereign Centre
600 Christchurch Road
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Childcare type
Holiday Playscheme
Provision type
  • Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers
Eligible to take 2, 3 & 4 year old entitlement
  • Quiet Area
  • Homework Help
  • Refreshments / Snacks
  • Visits and Outings
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 08:00-18:00, Tuesday 08:00-18:00, Wednesday 08:00-18:00, Thursday 08:00-18:00, Friday 08:00-18:00
  • School Holiday Only
Cost per day: £25.00
Other Costs:
Annual membership is £10. We offer fully funded places for parents suffering hardship or on free school meals Full details on our website. Holiday Activities & Food Program Funding has been awarded and IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR APPLICANTS to APPLY IF YOU RECEIVE FREE SCHOOL MEALS. We have additional funding from other sources to extend the four-hour funded sessions to full days (8am- 6pm) THE HAF APPLICATION PROCESS…. 1. Parents need to register for membership online here first but NOT pay at this stage when prompted for membership payment so we have your details. 2. Parents TEXT The Code HAFFMS their child's full name DOB along with all the dates they want to book their child into Holiday Arts Club to 07974 543 899. Only parents who are in receipt of Free School Meals should use this code. We will check eligibility BCP portal and if your child is on the system set you up on the free rate. 3. We will then pay for their membership with a voucher code so parents can access the full account and complete detailed information about their children including medical history and book the days you want subject to availability. 4. Parents will be automatically sent an email confirming dates booked. If you do not attend we will cancel all dates booked and offer places to children on the waiting list. Please ensure you check availability prior to booking if you are joining close to the delivery dates as we often sell out well in advance especially as our places are often fully funded! We do not offer refunds for membership. We suggest parents/carers either call email or text to see if we have spaces available prior to joining. Further details can be found in our Polices and Procedures here
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 8 years to 15 years
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Immediate vacancies
Vacancy information
We can take up to 30 kids per day of which 15 are reserved for funded places.  Parents can call before they book to see if we are fully booked. 
Number of vacancies
School pick ups / drop offs
  • Bethany CE Junior School
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School
  • Pokesdown Community Primary School
  • St Clement's & St John's CE Infant School
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised as:
  • Tax Free Childcare Provider