NHCVS Breakaway


Our Provision


Saturday playschemes run on alternate Saturdays during term time at St Nicholas Primary school in Stevenage.


Holiday playscheme takes place during the school holidays.

We run during February half term, the Easter holidays, May half term, the summer holiday, October half term and during the Christmas break.


The morning session is for children aged 5-11 and runs from 9.30 until 12pm


The afternoon session is for children aged 12-19 and runs from 1pm until 3.30pm


The cost is £5.00 per session, payable in advance via PayPal.


If you are a new applicant and wish to gain access to our schemes,
please contact Sam by email, or on 01462 689406 to check your eligibility.


We aim to:

  • provide quality play activities and experience for our children and young people
  • offer respite time for parents and carers
  • work in partnership with all relevant organisations and parents/carers
  • develop policies and procedures and ensure they are followed and regularly reviewed
  • provide training and development opportunities for our staff and volunteers
  • promote equality and diversity in all our activities
  • encourage inclusion by offering support to enable children and young people to play





NHCVS Breakaway Manager - Sam Franklin

Sam initially started work in August 2019 covering the previous manager's maternity leave but was appointed in March 2020.

Prior to that Sam was a Head of Year and a teacher for over 15 years. Sam brings with her a wealth of experience having worked on Playschemes in her youth.