Killermont Out of School Club
Now taking bookings for August 2020
Our service operates from the halls of Killermont Parish Church on Rannoch Drive in Bearsden, G61 2LD. The three halls can accommodate up to 85 children at each out of school club session.
Children are collected from Killermont Primary school every school day. We also run a ‘Breakfast Club’ from 7.30am each morning, where children can have breakfast and play together before being escorted to Killermont Primary School using our ‘Walking Bus’, supervised by out of school care staff.
There is a real buzz about our service with children from various ages all coming together to have fun. They easily build up positive relationships with new friends as well as form close relationships with our staff. The daily ethos is fun and laughter, being busy in a safe and extremely friendly environment where children and their play is a priority.
All children are actively involved in much of the planning and decision making in the club and their choices and interests are as many and varied as the children. We have use of a large sports hall, the north and south hall and the small quiet space at the entrance to the hall. This enables us to easily accommodate a wide variety of activities at one time. Direct access to the local park and local trips to wooded areas for Forest School activities, facilitates play outdoors whenever possible. All activities for Forest Schools are planned and implemented by qualified Forest School staff.
All play offered to all our children is based on the Play Principles. Play is more complicated than it looks and we pride ourselves on providing high quality play experiences both inside and out. Did you know there are 16 types of play? For more information on children’s play please have a look at what Play Scotland has to say about it. Click here The out of school care club is a member of Scottish Out of School Care Network (SOSCN).
Many opportunities offered in the out of school care club also enable children to learn lifelong skills and understanding of the world around them. These skills are varied from making your own healthy snack to swimming lessons. The children learn from each other too, with older children demonstrating skills to younger ones; examples include playing badminton, cutting up fruit and forest school skills such as rope knots and rope walking.
Early booking is essential and we aim to notify new families of their placement after the Spring holidays, for places starting the next academic year.
We operate daily from the church halls, we must vacate the premises by 6pm to allow other clubs such as Brownies, Guides and Boys Brigade to access the halls; therefore we must insist that all children are collected by 5.45pm.
On most school holidays and in- service days, out of school club is open from 8.00- 5.45pm, and children from many different schools come along. This excludes public holidays and dates between Christmas and New Year.
Holiday club days are full of fun and include trips and outings. The children’s interests are used to choose the day’s activities and where we visit, this encompasses a wide range of events and opportunities. This allows for a varying programme taking place during holiday periods for the children to enjoy.