Putney Base

South Kensington Base

Our Location

Our base camp and work spaces are located on Werter Road in Putney and on Sydney Street in Chelsea.

Phone: 0203 651 7870
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  • Appreciate your surroundings

    Unique holiday courses for children based in southwest London

  • Reconnecting children with the environment

  • Explore and expand

    your creative side

  • Inspiring children


    first hand experiences

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  • "Thanks! He loves it and said he can't wait for the next holidays!"
    - Emilie M
  • " My kids really enjoyed going to the market and to the farm yesterday, they tried things which I had given up on... So thank you!! "
    - Francine M
  • " They seemed to love the experience more each time, which is great news and I'm sure it will be a formative part of their childhood "
    - Christine K
  • Upcoming Courses
    Upcoming Courses

    This summer we’ll be offering courses throughout July and August from our bases in Putney, South Kensington, Fulham and Blackheath. The programs for each base can viewed by clicking on the links for each week below. Have a look and get in touch if you would like to book a spot today!

    Putney base (Werter Road SW15 2LL)
    Week 1: (July 7th-11th) Up, Up and Away!

    Week 2: (July 14th-18th) Water! Water! Everywhere!

    Week 3: (July 21st-25th) Harvest Time

    Week 4: (July 28th-Aug 1st) The Great Outdoors

    South Kensington base (St Luke’s Street SW3 3RP)
    Week 2: (July 14th-18th) Water! Water! Everywhere!

    Week 3: (July 21st-25th) Harvest Time

    Week 4: (July 28th-Aug 1st) The Great Outdoors

    Fulham base (Pryors Bank SW6 3LA)
    Week 1: (July 7th-11th) Up, Up and Away!

    Week 5: (Aug 4th-8th) Water! Water! Everywhere!

    Week 6: (Aug 11th-15th) The Great Outdoors

    Blackheath base (location TBA)
    Week 5: (Aug 4th-8th) The Great Outdoors

    Week 6: (Aug 11th-15th) Water! Water! Everywhere!

    Also, don’t forget about our residential course from July 7th-12th taking place in Haslemere, Surrey. You can have a look at the brochure here.

    Keep in mind that places are limited on all our courses and we urge you to book soon to avoid disappointment!

  • Our Philosophy
    Our Philosophy

    : coming directly from actually experiencing or seeing something
    At First Hand Education we believe that the best way to learn something is by doing it!

    Our experienced, enthusiastic, and passionate educators use first-hand experiences as an exciting platform from which to inspire and channel creative responses from your child.

    Courses follow seasonal themes, connecting children with the world around them and encouraging them to investigate life’s big questions.
    We aim to develop a child’s sense of adventure and discovery by teaching them about their environment, enabling them to relate to it, learn from it, respect it, but most importantly enjoy it!

    At First Hand we want to give every child an experience they will cherish and remember fondly for years to come.
  • Hours and Pricing
    Hours and Pricing

    The daily program runs from 8:30am-4:30pm. Children are dropped off and picked up from the base at the these times. Occasionally we provide a collection service to and from the base for larger groups.

    A week-long course is £240 per child. All activities, transport and food is included in this price. We also offer a daily rate of £65 per child. If you are registering siblings, our rates are £375 for two and £475 for three. Contact for our daily rates for siblings. Also, if you are a busy, working parent ask about our 'garderie' service for early drop-offs and late pick-ups.

    Note: To ensure quality we limit enrolment in our courses to 20 children per group (4-7 years and 8-11 years) so book early to avoid disappointment!

  • What’s new at First Hand?
    First Hand News

    Huge thanks to all who took part in our February half-term courses from our bases in our South Kensington, Putney and (new!) Maida Vale bases. If you haven’t seen them already, you can head over to our Facebook page where we have posted several pics from these and other prior courses.

    First Hand is very excited about the summer. We have a full range of courses on offer and we encourage you to book now as we expect to reach capacity yet again. Head over to our Register page to book your place now!.

    Finally, don’t forget we also run after-school clubs and arrange private tuition for primary and secondary school children. We have a small team of dynamic and experienced teachers who lead the sessions and can visit your home after school and on weekends for academic tuition, language support, or exam preparation. Contact us to learn more.