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On-demand childcare

at The Eltham Centre, SE9 1HA

Come and explore the magic at Kids PlayNow Club by Crafty Wizards…

Flexible care for 1 - 8 year olds


Need last minute hourly childcare? Want something exciting to entertain your child?

The Kids PlayNow Club can help you and your child! Need last minute care for your 1 – 8-year-old now or in the near future? Struggling for hourly childcare during term time or the holidays? Does your child need a little stimulation? Drop-in on the day (availability permitting) or pre-book ahead of time for your child or children to have a ‘magical time’. We give you the magic of time, maybe you could:

Go to the gym or join in with a fitness class at The Eltham Centre

Work locally or even in The Eltham Centre, make use of their wi-fi if you are a member of GLL

Socialise with friends and family in one of Eltham High Street’s cafés or restaurants

Do some shopping in Eltham High Street without child distractions

Take time to explore Eltham, maybe read or research in the library, visit Eltham Palace or take some ‘you’ time walking the great open spaces of Eltham

Join an adult learning course at The Eltham Centre

The Kids PlayNow Club provides hours of magical entertainment for children ages 1 – 8. You don’t need to be a member to book an hourly slot, but if you are, you receive benefits such as:

discounted Kids PlayNow sessions

discounts at local cafes and restaurants

VIP member only events

advanced notices of special events

photos and updates on our online portal. See what you child is up to in the Kids PlayNow Club

discount on our Pre-School joining bundle for new starters


Ages 1-2

Our Sparkle Room provides a safe and stimulating area for the youngest of our guests, featuring bubble tube machines, a light box, instruments, sensory materials and age-appropriate resources such as building blocks, board/ sound books, sound matts and our star lights. Crafty Wizards PlayZone Club staff use strategies from our pre-schools to make your 1 – 2 year old feel safe, secure and have fun, engage in song time, join in with babbling babies activities and small talk strategies. Our 1–2-year-olds can also explore our main Kids PlayNow space with adult support.


Ages 2-5 

Our PlayZone is designed for children to explore the world around us, like a Wise Wizard! Peek past our indoor natural olive tree and you will see a range of opportunities for your 2+ year olds to play.

Crafty Wizards PlayZone Club staff are given training similar to our local pre-schools on how to make learning magical through creativity. The Crafty Wizards PlayZone Club leaders are experienced in childcare. The term time only leader has been a manager at our New Eltham Pre-School and our school holiday leader is currently a manager at our Eltham site. We like to share the magic!
Choose from playing with our:

Water table with hand pump to control the flow

Interactive tilt touch screen

Play House Area: Crafty Wizards Role Play Shop, Crafty Wizards Craft Station and an ever changing Topic Tower.

Messy Play Station. Will there be playdough? Corn flour? Shaving foam? Sand mousse? Fizzy paint?

Wormery. Our peculiar guests are on display for all to gaze at their wormy world!

Crafty Curtain Theatre. Sing on the microphone or hot seat a familiar character!

Revolving activity station. Will there be paints? Construction? It could be on a table, on the floor or on a Tuff spot

A range of activities led by our Crafty Wizards Kids PlayNow Club staff. Shaped depending on our club guests, their interests and developmental needs.


Ages 6-8

Our ‘Snug Zone’ features big bean bags, a Nintendo Switch, tablets, TV, comics and magazines. Our older guests aren’t limited to the ‘Snug Zone’, Crafty Wizards Kids PlayNow Club staff encourage children to join in with activities in the main Kids PlayNow space. Children are never too old to develop their imagination and creativity and we welcome their unique ideas for activities. Will they join in with large construction, science experiments, big art, board games or choose something else? 

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Special events

Club members will receive special discounts on booking sessions, invites to special themed events such as Movie Nights, Crafty Cake Cooking and Messy Play Takeovers. 



There is more to come in our Phase 2 Opening. This will involve longer opening times and parent/ carer date night events! Take a couple of hours for yourself at a restaurant in Eltham, you deserve it!


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