Base 1 is open 50 weeks of the year. It operates from Caldercuilt Primary School on Invershiel Road within the school gym hall. This is a controlled-entry building and is supervised by experienced staff. The setup includes use of the school playgrounds and football pitches. During term-time, the children who attend this particular base are exclusively pupils of Caldercuilt Primary School, meaning it is a familiar venue for them. During school holidays, we are open from 8am until 6pm where both of our after school care bases combine to include pupils from the entire catchment area.
Ages - 5-14 year olds
24 children to a group
from 3pm to 6pm
After School Care (ASC)
Children in ASC are a lot more independent. They choose each day the resources and activities they wish to play with both in and outdoors. Staff plan with children theme related activities which children engage in well. During school holidays children have the opportunity to go on trips to parks, beaches, soft play centres and museums. Please note; during holidays only 1 of our ASC bases are open.
The Play Principles underpin the work of the team in delivering high quality childcare. Play is risk assessed and supervised. Children are encouraged to be responsible and staff and responsive to their needs and wishes.
Guides and informs staff
Ensures a range of play types
Establishes a professional workforce
High quality interaction
Our staff employed in the after school care bases hold various qualifications including SVQ's in playwork, PDA Level 9 Childhood Practice, Masters in Education and SVQ 4 Social Services (Children and Young People).
Staff learning and development
Staff mentoring programme
Both after school care bases offer term-time childcare to families and students from 3pm - 6pm. These include a range of activities such as Indoor & outdoor play, physical activities, arts & crafts and much more.