Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub

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Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub

The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub is designed to provide guidance and advice on the Holiday Activity and Food programme as well as support and resources to help providers maximise the impact of their activities.

On this page, you’ll find guidance relating to accessibility, nutrition and safeguarding guidance, amongst various other topics. Here, you can also sign up for one of our free courses.

Click the links below to jump straight to your required section, or scroll down to explore.


What training courses are available?

The following courses are designed for HAF providers to broaden their knowledge and understanding of working with children and young people, and in turn boost their confidence in providing suitable, safe, and successful events for young people.

They are free, and will run on the weeks commencing 22 November and 29 November. Check out the available courses below by clicking on the topic, and sign up today.

These free workshops will focus on inclusion and making sure your sessions are accessible for all children – regardless of physical or mental disability, race or gender.

They will run on the following dates:

  • 24 November, 1-3pm
  • 1 December, 6-8pm

Click here to use our form to register for one of these courses.

You can also register for the SEND e-learning module designed to improve the knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and disability (SEND) and associated responsibilities which can be found here.

These courses focus on providing inclusive and autism-friendly events.

They are held on the following dates:

  • 22 November, 2-3.30pm
  • 29 November, 5-6.30pm

Click here to use our form to register for one of these courses.

These courses intend to equip attendees with ideas, confidence and resources when delivering creative learning sessions. Creative learning sessions are inclusive, fun and engaging.

They are held on the following dates:

  • 25 November, 1-3pm
  • 2 December, 6-8pm

Click here to use our form to register for one of these courses.

These courses are provided by Street Games and focus on the best way to manage challenging behaviour when providing sessions for young people.

They are held on the following dates (click on the date to book):

These course will provide guidance on how to educate young people when it comes to nutrition.

They will be held on the following dates:

  • 22 November, 6-7.30pm
  • 29 November, 6-7.30pm

Click here to use our form to register for one of these courses.

This session will focus on embedding physical activity into your provisions.

They will be held on the following dates:

  • 24th November, 6-7:30pm
  • 1st December, 1-2:30pm

Click here to use our form to register for one of these courses.

These courses will focus on best practices for safeguarding children, covering procedures that should be in place, and any forms you should read or complete in advance of your sessions.

There are no available safeguarding courses at present.

These courses are provided by Ormiston Families and focus on improving confidence to support children’s mental health, and best practices on how to spot and highlight any concerns.

They will held on the following dates (click on the dates to book):

What courses are you interested in attending?

To find out more about any of these courses, check the listings above. All the courses listed here are free to attend, and will be held online. If you have signed up but need to change your booking, please contact the HAF team directly so they can handle this request.





    Accessibility & Diversity

    It is important that your sessions are accessible for all children – regardless of physical or mental disability, race or gender. The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities for disadvantaged groups. Take a look at the resources below for information on how these groups have been disproportionately affected, and for information on how to make your sessions accessible for everyone.

    To sign up to one of our inclusivity workshops, click here.


    Embedding nutritional education into your offer

    Food plays a major role in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme. However, it is about more than just the food itself. It’s an opportunity to learn about food and nutrition, for young people to build an understanding of healthy food, to get stuck in and make a meal, or even grow their own food.


    Evidence shows that what happens in the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme can have an impact in the home. Last year we saw a number of organisations provide young people with ingredient boxes and recipe cards to make meals at home with the rest of their family.

    The following organisations provide sources of information about nutritional education as well as recipes and ideas for families.

    To sign up to one of our nutritional workshops, click here.


    Health & Safety

    All providers should ensure they have a suitable risk assessment plan in place, which is up to date and in line with the latest government guidelines.


    Managing Challenging Behaviour

    Below are some resources and external sites designed to help you should you encounter challenging behaviour. These guides will help you prepare, and create a plan to adapt your activities and overcome any obstacles presented through challenging behaviour.

    Check back to the Knowledge Hub later for a link to sign up to one of Street Games’ behaviour workshops.


    Keeping Children Safe

    Children’s safety is paramount and should be a primary consideration when planning activities or events. The following resources should provide guidance on how to ensure and maintain child safety through your activities.

    To sign up to a safeguarding workshop, click here.

    Please feel free to print and use the below at your sessions over the summer, if you don’t have access to a printer, please get in touch with Ellen Vanlint if you would like to order any printed versions at [email protected]


    Partnership Directory Information: Deliverers who can help you

    If you need assistance with your provision over the festive period, these deliverers may be able to assist.


    District informational sheets

    Below are some district information sheets.


    Big Norfolk Holiday Fun Knowledge Hub Help

    Need further assistance? Get in touch using the details below, and our team will be happy to get back to you.

    Holiday Activity and Food Team

    [email protected]