The Garvock Out of School Club provides an excellent facility for children attending primary Schools in Dunfermline.  Based in Garvock Hill, we run our club from the Vine Conference Centre.



We are Registered to care for children School aged between 4 and 14 years. Within our multi-purpose hall at the Vine Conference Centre, we have a vast array of resources that shall occupy children of all age groups within Primary Schooling.



Touch Primary School
Commercial Primary School
St. Margarets Primary School
Bellyeoman Primary School
Carnegie Primary School.
Other local schools may be considered.



The sports hall allows for activities such as football & dancing etc and the remainder is set up with more sedate activities such as board games & jigsaws. We also have a breakout room for quiet times, videos and dare we mention it…homework! When the weather is good we try to utilise our outdoor area.



We have various modes of transport to aid drop offs and pickups to and from the schools which include a 17 Seater and a 12 seater minibus. As well as “walking bus” to and from Touch School due to the adjacent proximity. In nicer weather, other schools enjoy walking to the club instead of using the minibuses.



We provide an option of cereals, toast and a selection of fruit for breakfast. Our snack menu is made up of suggestions taken from the children’s care plans. During the Holidays the club still provides breakfast & pm snack, however, the children are required to bring a packed lunch from home and a water bottle.



We are open for the majority of school holidays (and in-service days) however we are closed at the Christmas break. We have an exciting and varied itinerary which includes trips and outings to many varied local (and further afield) locations. We are also open to any new trip suggestions from parents.


Our staff are fully trained in “playworker” requirements and interact with the children at all levels. The staffing ratios are in line with the guidelines and we are fully inspected by the Care Inspectorate.

  • Gail
    Gail Owner/Manager

    Hi I am Gail Reilly, the Manager  of Garvock Childcare. I have worked in childcare for 15 years professionally and I am also an experienced mother of four children.

    I still love every minute of doing what I do best, looking after children in a caring environment. I started my childcare career as a self-employed child minder. I have held positions on the Board of Directors of The Scottish Childminding Association and currently run my own business.

    My team and I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Graham
    Graham Playworker

    Hi, I’m Graham, Gails husband and joined the club full time in 2014.

    I gave up my previous job in Edinburgh to concentrate fully on our family business, as it has become even more popular.

    I enjoy the fun and “bustle” of the club and seeing the enjoyment of the children each day, as well as the “behind the scenes” paperwork and other business necessities.

    Gail’s passion for the business has certainly rubbed off on me and i thoroughly enjoy working at Garvock.

  • Chlöe
    Chlöe Deputy Manager
  • Sian
    Sian Supervisor
  • Moira
    Moira Playworker
  • Arlene
    Arlene Playworker

    Hi, my name is Arlene Hart and I started with Garvock OSC September 2019. Every day is filled with fun, laughter and memorable experiences. I am SSSC registered playworker who is trained in play work, child protection, first aid and food & hygiene.

    On a personal note I am a mum to my son who is my world. He has taught me love, patience and the art of loom bands. I love being creative with arts & crafts and baking, all that gets messy with a surprising, imaginative finish.

    Playing boards games and puzzles with the children at the club keeps my young and I learn something new every day. Its a dream come true to be working in childcare.

  • Alix
    Alix Playworker
  • Shannon
    Shannon Trainee Playworker
  • Siobhan
    Siobhan Trainee Playworker
  • Sarah
    Sarah Trainee Playworker

Our team look forward to hearing from you.

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131 Garvock Hill
KY11 4JU

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