TMG FAQ’s - Monlife
Girl in swimming pool during swimming lessons looking at camera smiling holding hand in the air

The Monmouthshire Games FAQ’s

What time do The Monmouthshire Games run?

The Monmouthshire Games will run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

What ages is TMG for?

For children and young people aged 5-11 years

How much will it cost?

Standard – £21.00 per day
Siblings – £15.75 per day
Children in receipt of Free School Meals – £15.75 per day

Prepaid Monmouthshire Games PLUS (25% discount)
To receive your discount you MUST pay for 10 days at the same time at a cost of £157.50. The days will be added to your child/children’s MonLife Card. You will still have to book individual days to secure your space on The Monmouthshire Games.

Tell me more about the Pre-paid option and 25% discount for The Monmouthshire Games

As a result of the positive feedback received from both parents and young people we have decided to extend The Monmouthshire Games to include the same format for all school half term and summer holidays. Therefore, we would like to offer a 25% discount for parents and carers who would like to ‘bulk purchase’ days for The Monmouthshire Games. Following feedback we have made the new discount scheme more flexible

  • Prepaid Monmouthshire Games – pay for 10 days at the same time (£157.50) and receive a 25% discount (£15.75 per day instead of £21.00 per day).
  • No need to book all 10 days at once. The ‘days’ will be added to your child/ children’s individual MonLife card and you will be able to redeem the ‘days’ when you book in.
  • The prepaid MonLife card doesn’t guarantee you a space on The Monmouthshire Games, you will still need to book in advance with the leisure centre of your choice.
  • The ‘days’ on the MonLife card are valid for one year after purchase.

If I purchase a discount card, can I use the days on the card against more than one child to access The Monmouthshire Games? No. Any prepaid cards that are purchased need to be done against each individual child on their own card. One card cannot be used for multiple children. However, any additional siblings attending The Monmouthshire Games will receive the discounted rate of 25% off any way.

I have childcare vouchers. Will I be able to redeem my childcare vouchers for The Monmouthshire Games?

The Monmouthshire Games is not a childcare provision and will not be registered with the CSSIW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales). However, all staff are qualified and trained to deliver sport and physical activity sessions and will undertake Monmouthshire County Council pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service Checks).

Where can I view the leisure centres Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy?

The leisure centres adopt the same policy and procedures as all Monmouthshire County Council establishments and staff are trained to the appropriate levels. There is a statement of arrangements, clearly on display at each leisure centre, please take the time to read it, the duty manager is always on hand to provide you with any further information or answer any queries.

Will my children be swimming?

Yes, please ensure your child brings the correct swim wear and towel.

What else will my children be doing?

We have packed lots of fun activities, sports and games into the programme. Throughout the Monmouthshire Games, children will be able to try different sports and activities (Dodgeball, Parachute Games, Seated Volleyball, Crazy Golf, Dance, plus much more). There will be a weekly opportunity for children to take part in “The Games”. Each leisure centre will be competing against each other, so we expect you to practice your skills learnt throughout the week, ready to take part in The Games.

What will my child need to bring with them on the day?

The Monmouthshire Games is an all-day sports provision so footwear and clothing to take part in physical activity is essential.  Children will also need to bring with them appropriate additions such as a coat in the rain or sun cream and hat as some activities will take place outside, weather permitting.  As part of the programme children will also swim every day and will require a swimming kit. Children will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks to cover the day as well as a drinks bottle for personal use. Water stations are available for children to refill drinks bottles throughout the day.

What happens if my child is ill and cannot attend?

Below are the following guidelines for sickness:
If a child has vomited or experienced diarrhoea they must not attend the programme until 48 hours after their last episode
Children who are displaying Covid-19 symptoms must not return to the programme for 14 days after first noticing symptoms (raised temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste and smell), siblings will not be allowed to attend either.
If a child is sick and unable to attend the programme they will be offered a slot on another day and if this is not possible a bonus point will be added to their reach card to use in a future holiday programme at your selected leisure centre. 

Do you require any specific information regarding my child attending the scheme? 

Yes. You MUST complete a consent form for your child/children to access the programme. It is your responsibility to give us the most up-to-date information and sign and tick the relevant boxes on the consent form. We cannot be responsible for any information that isn’t present on the form. Consent forms need to be completed for all children, regardless if they have attended Monmouthshire Games in the past. It is your responsibility to complete the registration form accurately. Providing emergency contact telephone numbers as well as pick up and drop off arrangements for your child/children is paramount and you MUST complete this information on the consent form. We have an ‘opt-out’ box on the consent form that you MUST tick if you do not want your child/children to feature in any media posts and not to be photographed as part of the Monmouthshire Games.

How do I book my child onto the Monmouthshire Games?

To book onto the Monmouthshire Games you need to register your interest and the link will be available soon to do this, please keep a look out on our social media channels . The leisure centre that you register your interest with will contact you to discuss which days you are looking to book. Following the contact from the leisure centre you will need to complete a consent form which will be sent to the email address submitted on the registration of interest. Please note you must complete the consent form in order for your child to attend the scheme, children will not be permitted to attend the scheme unless a consent form is completed.

COVID-19 information

Children should only be sent to the scheme if they are feeling well and DO NOT have any symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
A high temperature (fever) – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature);

A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have A cough, it may be worse than usual);

A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

This post is also available in: Welsh