Liberton After School Club

After School Club

Contact Details

Liberton After School Club

c/o Liberton Primary School

229 Gilmerton Road

Edinburgh

EH16 5UD

Telephone: 07939 602880

Email: lasckids@gmail.com

Introduction

Founded in 1999, Liberton After School Club (the Club) provides after school care during term time and holiday care during most school holidays, for children attending Liberton Primary School.

The Club is a registered charity it is managerially and financially independent from the School.

Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable childcare, enabling parents and carers to seek employment or studies with peace of mind knowing that their children are being cared for in a safe environment.

We promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing and encourage the children to develop a sense of fairness, fun and respect, showing courtesy to each other and adults alike. The Club encourages a healthy, active lifestyle.

  1. The Club aims to offer a safe, stimulating and child friendly environment for four to twelve year olds outside school hours Mondays to Fridays. Some children may attend every day while others attend only on specific days.
  2. A wide range of stimulating play and learning activities are on offer, which include art & crafts, board games, sports, imaginative and creative play as well as the opportunity for homework and quiet play. The school’s gym hall is frequently available to the Club, and outdoor play is actively encouraged, weather permitting. We provide an afternoon snack and refreshments.
  3. The Club is registered with the Care Inspectorate which inspects the Club regularly to ensure the compliance with their standards.
  4. The Club is run by a team of staff including the Manager, Deputy and several play workers. The mandatory maximum staff: child ratio is 1:10 Monday to Thursday and 1:8 on Friday.

A Typical Day at L.A.S.C.

Primary 1 and Primary 2 children are collected from their class rooms at 2.45pm and taken to the Club. The children spend some quality time together before the older children arrive. We offer a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities such as board games, puzzles, construction, art activities, story time or outdoor run-a-round games. At 3.15pm the Crocodile Club children are collected.

The P3-P7 children make their own way from class to L.A.S.C.

When all children have registered, we like to go outside (weather permitting). After a long day at school they look forward to the “run a round”. The large outdoor area with lots of trees and green space provides the children with space to explore and discover to their hearts content and run off the cares of the school day.

At approximately 4pm the children return to room 11 for “Newstime” and snack.

We chat about plans for the day, special events and future activities. The children are encouraged to share their news, views and ideas with the rest of the group. We make a note of any requests for activities or equipment and use these in future planning.

Snack time provides perfect opportunity to catch up with events of the day while enjoying a range of healthy snacks. The children sit together with friends in a relaxed, familiar and friendly atmosphere. From Monday to Thursday we serve snacks with a healthy focus and Friday’s “SUPER SNACK” is kid’s choice as a reward for a good week. Snack time has become so popular that I often feel sorry for the poor adult who attempts to collect their child at this time!

Our daily activity programme aims to meet the children’s needs and interests by combining structured play such as art and craft activities, card games, computing, board games and baking activities with unstructured play activities such as den building, construction, dressing up, dolls, action figures and much more.

In addition we offer the children the opportunity to take part in a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports, games and challenges. An activity sign-up system is in operation, the children decide before snack time which activity they would like to sign up for and put their name on the list. This works really well and allows us to move on quickly after snack and get the most out of the day.

The afternoon is over in no time at all and at 5.30pm the group gets together for a “Wind down” activity until the children have been collected.

Allocation of Places

You may register your child with the Club by applying to the Manager. Your application will be considered on the receipt of the completed Application to Join Form. Priority in the allocation of places is given to brothers/sisters of children who already attend the Club. If the Club is fully booked, your child’s name will be placed on the waiting list.

All information you provide about your child will be treated as confidential and will be kept safe and secure.

LASC is an inclusive setting and where possible, we will offer places to children with additional support needs, subject to the availability of staff.

Club Membership

A parent or carer of a child attending Liberton Primary School may apply for membership. The annual family membership fee is currently £20.

The Club’s services are available to members of the Club only.

Management Committee

The Club is managed by a Committee, who are directors of the charity and elected by and from members of the Club. The work carried out by the Committee is done on a voluntary basis.

The Club has an annual General Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the AGM. A notice of the date/time/venue will be displayed on the board at the entrance to the school and on the Club’s notice board.

All members are welcome to apply to join the management Committee.

Staff

The staff are carefully selected by the Management Committee and offer a range of qualifications and experience. All staff are responsible to the Management Committee for the day to day running of the Club. The team is managed by the Club Manager. The Manager is the main point of contact for parents/carers.

 

Fees

Annual registration fee                              £20.00 per family

 

After School Club

Monday – Thursday P1+P7                                     £8.00 per session

Friday                                     12.10 – 5.45 pm         £13.00 per session

Friday Lunch Club               12.20 – 1.30 pm            £5.50 per session

 

Crocodile Club

Monday – Thursday               2.45 – 3.15 pm           £3.00 per session

 

Holiday Club

Morning session                      8.00 – 1.00 pm          £12.00 per session

Afternoon session                   1.00 – 5.45 pm         £12.00 per session

Full day 8.00 – 5.45pm                                               £20.00

 

THE FEE ON TRIP DAYS IS DEPENDANT ON ACCESSING FUNDING TO SUBSIDISE COSTS.

THERE MAY BE A SMALL ADDITIONAL CHARGE ON TRIP OR SPECIAL EVENT DAYS (NORMALLY TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) IF FUNDING IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Parents are invoiced on a monthly basis and we expect bills to be paid with 7 days of issue date.

A £30 late payment fee will apply to all payments made after the due date. As a small organisation we need all fees to be kept up to date.

Failure to pay over 2 consecutive months will result in the withdrawal of the child’s place until fees are brought back up to date. Parents who continue to pay late will lose their place at the Club.

The latest collection time is 5.45pm. There is a £30 fee for all children collected after this time

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Members of Liberton After School Club are all parents/carers of children who are registered.

  • Annual Membership of £20.00 per family is payable in May every year.
  • The Club’s services are available to members of the Club only.
  • Children in Primary 1 and 2 are collected from their classrooms at 2.45pm from Monday to Thursday and at 12.25pm on Friday and taken to the Club (in Room 11).
  • Primary 3 upwards should always make their way to the Club as quickly as possible for registration. If the children are going to activities organised by the school or the “Active Schools” co-ordinator, they must come to the Club first to register.
  • Four weeks written notice is required for any changes to bookings. Changes to bookings must be made within the calendar month.
  • Each parent is entitled to withdraw their child free of charge for two weeks pro rata per school year. New starts can use their holiday entitlement after three months of regular attendance.
  • At all other times payment is required whether or not your child uses the place booked.
  • The latest collection time is 5.45pm; a £30 fee applies for all children collected after this time.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Your child may be photographed/filmed in connection with after school club. Photographs/films may be used for, training, funding, educational or publicity purposes, displays, advertisements, marketing and leaflets. Please let us know if you do not wish your child to be photographed.

 

Date: May 2018

Review: May 2019

 

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