Holiday Activity & Food (HAF)

Bookings now open for Winter HAF

The Winter HAF programme will be delivered from Tuesday 2nd January 2024 – Friday 5th January 2024. Free sessions will run from 10am – 2pm.  If you would like to pay for your child to stay for longer, or outside of these hours, please contact our Nursery Manager.  

What is the Holiday Activities and Food Programme?

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF), funded by the Department for Education, provides free holiday club sessions.  Our holiday club offers a wide range of activities, including sport, baking, yoga, workshops and trips during the Easter, Summer and Winter school holidays. Children also receive a delicious home cooked meal every day. 

Who is the Holiday Activities and Food Programme for?

Our HAF is for children aged 5 – 7 who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

How do I get my child’s HAF code?

You will need a unique code to prove that your child is eligible for benefits-related free school meals.  

To apply for a Derby HAF code,  complete the online form available at before 22 November 2023.

To complete the form, you will need:  

  • Parent’s address and contact information
  • Parent’s National Insurance Number 
  • Child’s name, address and date of birth

On completion of the online form, if you are eligible you will receive an email with their Derby HAF code for each child within 5 working days.  

How do I book a place for my child?

To register your child’s place for our HAF programme, please email or contact the nursery in 01332 293239.