About Us

Flexible 4-11s Holiday Club
South-East London

Holiday Club In London, SE22

Nimble Arts is a limited company that runs creative school holiday clubs for 4-11 year olds in South East London and one-off family events. We currently have one setting at Goodrich Primary, SE22 OEP. Nimble Arts was founded in 2013 by Catherine Burgis and Rebecca Dixon (who has since moved on to set up a new venture Beanstalk Arts running story-telling and music classes for babies and toddlers) As a company, our mission is to provide unique, high quality creative accessible childcare that nurtures children’s imagination and creativity while keeping them safe, happy and engaged. Every day has multiple opportunities to learn, work independently and as part of a team, build confidence, make friends and explore personal interests through the arts.

We combine years of experience as teachers and arts education specialists with a thorough and constantly updated knowledge of childcare, child development and safeguarding practices. We cost a little more than our competitors because we believe the way to ensure every child has a happy, healthy and creative day is by employing highly qualified and experienced staff (at a ratio of 1 adult to 10 children regardless of age and 1:8 in our pre-school groups; paying staff significantly more than the London living wage to reflect the quality they bring to the business; supporting group staff with a management team who all have many years of classroom, behaviour management and special educational needs experience; regularly providing training for staff in new child development and behaviour techniques and safeguarding and inviting a wide range of industry specialists into our setting to inspire children. We also believe it is vital to have a full time trained medic on site at all times whose sole job it is to deal with first aid and any form of medical emergency. And finally, we believe holiday childcare should have the same high educational and safeguarding standards as school. We are looking after children sometimes for up to 10 hours a day and this means the level of planning and the design and pace of our days is thought out in intricate detail. No two days are the same at Nimble: every day has a new theme, new items to make, new visiting experts to meet and new skills to develop while being supported by familiar faces in familiar spaces and lots of free active play. We operate as a social enterprise with some of our profits being used to provide subsidised places for looked after children, families receiving Universal Credit and families with children with complex needs who are not able to access universal childcare without additional support. We have supported children all through their primary school journey from 4th birthday to leaving Year 6 and are always thrilled to welcome you to our Nimble family.

We are members of the Out of School Alliance, the Institute of Children’s Activity Providers  and the Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years, and work closely with Southwark Council to develop our services. Every child’s experience matters to us and we look forward to welcoming you to our Nimble Family