APF Booking Terms and Conditions
When you book with APF, these Terms and Conditions and other information such as our Policies and Procedures document define the agreement between us and let you know what to expect from APF and what we expect from you. If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, please call our Customer Services team on 07555748776.
Bookings made online or by telephone will be confirmed by email. A booking is confirmed when we receive the appropriate payment and / or childcare vouchers and receipt of these constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
APF accepts payment by credit card, debit card, paypal, Google Pay & Apple Paypal and childcare vouchers (site specific). We do not accept payment by cheque or American Express. In the unlikely event that you have payments outstanding after your child has attended camp, these will be passed to a debt recovery agency.
3. Offers and Discounts
The best available price will always be offered to you at the time of booking. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. If you have multiple discount codes, the best rate will be offered to you. APF cannot apply discounts retrospectively and discounts must be applied at the time of booking. Discount will end at midnight on the day advertised.
4. Paying with Childcare Vouchers
If APF accepts all childcare vouchers (CCVs) as a form of payment for bookings you will be informed on the location booking site. Your booking will not be confirmed until we receive and process your CCVs. After receiving your booking confirmation email, please contact your childcare voucher provider and quote your booking reference number. Your childcare provider will then contact us to arrange payment. You will receive another order confirmation email from us when the voucher has been processed. For reimbursement, CCVs must be received before your child can attend camp. Bookings made 14 days or less before the start of camp must be paid by credit / debit card and we will refund this payment on receipt of your CCVs. CCVs cannot be used to purchase merchandise or Illness Protection Cover (IPS).
5. Changing your booking
You can move your dates within the same season (e.g. summer), subject to availability, free of any Admin Fees, provided you do so more than 2 days from first camp date. Please contact our Customer Service Team if you wish to move your dates to another season: this will be done free of any Admin Fees but if the desired season is not yet on sale, we will hold the balance in credit on your APF account. Please note prices may increase from one season to the next.
If you give us at least 48 hours’ notice before the camp date(s) you would like to cancel, we will refund all monies paid, minus £10 per child per day. If you have paid by Childcare Vouchers, with loyalty points or using credit from your account, we will hold the amount in credit on your account minus the appropriate deposit amount. If your voucher provider accepts refunds, you can request the refund to be returned to your provider. (Please note Edenred do not accept refunds.) As we offer a discounted weekly price, if you wish to cancel a day(s) within a week, we will then recalculate your booking at the daily rate (at the time of your original booking) which may result in an additional charge.
If you give us less than 48 hours notice before the date(s) you would like to cancel, no refund is available.
7. Extended Care
Our standard extended care hours are 8am to 9am and 5pm to 6pm and can be booked at an additional charge. Some venues times vary and this is confirmed at the time of booking. Extended care can be canceled. If you give us 48 hours or more notice before camp starts, we will refund you in full. With less than 48 hours notice, no refund is payable. If you wish to move extended care to a different camp day, this is possible with 48 hours notice or more notice, free of charge.
8. Your child’s information
It is the responsibility of the person making the booking to ensure that all details provided are accurate, in particular full information about each child, including medical and other special educational needs, and emergency contact information. If we do not have all this information before camp starts, your children will not be allowed on camp.
9. International Bookings
Children booked from overseas are required to have a good level of spoken English so that they can follow the instructions from the leaders and are able to communicate with the other children. We require a local telephone contact number and address once you are in the UK, in case of an emergency.
10. Special requirements
APF recognises that the needs of individual children vary, and will endeavour to accommodate children with specific needs and/or medical conditions within the camp environment. It is our policy not to exclude any child due to specific needs and/or medical conditions wherever possible. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to inform us of any medical conditions and special educational needs or disabilities, whether booking online or over the phone, so we can discuss how best to accommodate the child, and consider whether any reasonable adjustments can be made to ensure they are able to fully participate and enjoy the activities on camp within the staffing ratios provided for their age group. The needs of each child vary so decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and depend upon the level of support each individual child may require.
11. Illness and First Aid
APF requires that all children who are ill or infectious be kept home for the full duration of their ailment, and for 48 hours after the last symptom occurs. APF will only administer medication if it has been prescribed by a doctor or other health professional.
In the event of an accident, first aid will be administered to children in our care, and the emergency services will be called if necessary. Essential prescribed medication including Epipens must be handed in to the Camp Manager for safe-keeping. All APF First Aid policies are in line with Ofsted/ISI recommendations.
12. Child Exclusion
APF has a responsibility for ensuring the well-being and safety of all children in our care and have approved procedures for managing behaviour. The company follows a zero tolerance policy on discrimination, bullying and persistent poor behaviour of any kind, irrespective of any special needs. On rare occasions, and in more serious cases, we reserve the right to ask parents to remove children from camp either for the remainder of the day (part exclusion), or for the rest of the season (full exclusion). No refund will be made for any remaining days booked, and any costs associated with the exclusion will be the parents’ responsibility. We reserve the right to exclude a child at any time prior to or during a session due to illness. The parent/carer will be expected to come and collect their child.
13. Late Pick-up
All children MUST be collected by 6pm (unless timings are otherwise specified at time of booking). If for any reason you are unable to collect by 6pm, we ask that you call the Camp Manager or Head Office as soon as possible. Two members of staff will wait with your child until they are collected. You will be charged a late pick-up fee of £20 for every 15 minutes after 6pm to cover the additional staffing cost. If we have no contact from a parent/guardian by 6.30pm, we will contact Social Services to advise them we have an uncollected child. We reserve the right to refuse future bookings from parents who continually pick up late.
14. Notice of Absence
If a child is not attending a scheduled day on camp, parents/carers must telephone the Camp Manager or Head Office to allow us to update records.
15. Off-camp activities
At some camps we may offer optional extra excursions and activities. All our usual standards of care and supervision apply.
16. Programme and activities
From time to time, we may need to change venues, dates, activities and courses for reasons within or outside our control.
Activity programmes are subject to change in the event of unsuitable weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Timetables displayed on camp are a guide and are subject to change. Specific extra activities such as swimming (where available) and archery are scheduled in as much as possible, however, if you are booking individual days, we cannot guarantee these activities will fall on those particular days. In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel particular dates at a venue, and in this event, we will try to give those booked onto the programme at least 14 days’ notice and will offer a suitable alternative if one is available, or refund all monies paid for the dates cancelled, if preferred.
17. Personal Property
All your child’s personal property is your responsibility and APF is not liable for any lost or damaged property on camp. If you believe that your child has left an item on camp, please contact the Camp Manager who will do their best to assist you. Lost property will remain on camp until the last day of the season and should be collected before the last day. Unclaimed lost property will be taken back to Head Office and then donated to charity. We are unable to return any items to you from Head Office.
18. Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices
All mobile phones and electrical devices are prohibited on camp. If found, children will be asked to place the device in the Camp Manager’s box which will be locked and secured at all times. The device will be returned to the authorised parent/carer at the end of the session.
All children in our care are covered by our Public Liability Insurance.
20. Photography / Filming
Please be aware that APF occasionally take photographs/video footage of children on camp for promotional reasons. Children can be opted out if you wish (during the registration process).
21. Parent Feedback / Complaints
If you have concerns or suggestions, please tell us; we value your feedback and use it to develop and improve our services.
If you have a concern regarding camp, this should initially be raised with your child’s Camp Manager. If you are unable to resolve the issue, the Head Office are to be advised, and will attempt to resolve the issue to your satisfaction.
APF has legal obligations in relation to safeguarding and any suggestion of child abuse or neglect will be investigated and reported to our regulator, Ofsted, or relevant local authorities and agencies.
23. Policies and Procedures
For our full policies and procedures document, please email our customer services team at [email protected]
24. Data Protection
To process your booking, we need to collect personal details about you and your children. We will treat it as confidential and keep it secure, complying with all relevant UK legislation. We will use your email address and telephone number to contact you with information that relates to any bookings that you make and any information that we might need that relates to the welfare of your child. We would also like to use some of your details to tell you about our products and services, and those of our parent/sister organisations and will ask for your consent during the registration / booking process. You may unsubscribe at any time.