GARVOCK OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB DUNFERMLINE

WHO GARVOCK OSC ARE

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.

WHERE WE ARE

WHERE WE ARE

We are Registered to care for children School aged between 4 and 16 years. Within our multi-purpose hall and Break-out Room at the Vine Conference Centre, we have a vast array of resources that shall occupy children of all age groups within Primary Schooling.

SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

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

OUR FACILITIES

OUR FACILITIES

The sports hall is split in half with a large sports curtain to give us two large areas, one for various sports and the other for table top activities and small world adventures. We also have a breakout room where the children can read books in our library corner, watch a movie or dare we mention it… homework! When the weather is good we try to utilise our outdoor area. 

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

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.

MEALS

MEALS

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.

HOLIDAYS

HOLIDAYS

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 local, and some further afield,  such as local parks, soft play areas, cinema, Edinburgh museum, bowling and Kelpies. Our bake sale fundraising throughout the year pays for admissions for these trips. The children attend these at no extra cost. We are open to any new trip suggestions from parents.

MEET THE TEAM

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 Reilly
    Gail Reilly 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 Reid
    Graham Reid 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.

  • Sian Broadley
    Sian Broadley Deputy Manager

    Hi, I’m Sian and I’m the Deputy Manager here at Garvock Out of School Club. I hold an SVQ Level 3 Social Services(Children and Young People)which I gained in 2016 here at Garvock. I am currently working towards a level 4 in Social Services (Children and Young People).

    I first joined the Garvock team a few years ago but left for a career break where I travelled and worked in Australia & New Zealand for a little over 2 years. In this time I gained a lot of life experience while exploring and learning about different places.

    3 years later and I’m back on the purple side again and couldn’t be happier. I am passionate about working with children and thoroughly enjoy every area of my job. I’m self motivated and enthusiastic in my role and love interacting with all the children through lots of different play. #siancan

  • Alix Moodie
    Alix Moodie Playworker Supervisor

    Hi, my name is Alix, I am the Playworker Supervisor here at Garvock Out of School Club, I joined the team in July 2019. Before I joined the purple side I worked as a private nanny for 3 years. In this time I formed an unbreakable bond with the children in my care, so when this journey came to an end I knew childcare is where I feel most at home.

    In my spare time I play football for my local ladies team, and I enjoy participating in other sports. I have a coaching background, so I love being able to allow the children to have fun through sport while learning essential skills and techniques for different sports along the way. I also enjoy art & crafts activities that encourage the children’s creative personalities.

    I am trained in emergency first aid, sports first aid and child protection. I am currently working towards gaining my Level 3 qualification in Social Services (Children and Young People).

  • Shannon Wood
    Shannon Wood Playworker

    Hey, my name is Shannon and I started my apprenticeship at Garvock in July 2018. After around 15 months I can proudly say I have recently qualified and have completed the level 3 modern apprenticeship in children and young people SCQF level 7. I am also trained in first aid and child protection.

    From leaving high school I always knew that I had wanted to work with children and was passionate about finding a fun and lively environment to work in and from my experience of being a staff member at Garvock it proves it is the right choice for me. I love getting to know the children individually and discovering all their unique personalities.

    In my spare time I enjoy meeting up with my friends, spending time with my family and going out, sometimes you may not recognise me on a Friday when I have my make-up and hair done! I would describe myself as kind, patient and approachable and I love working here at Garvock OSC.

  • Sarah McGhie
    Sarah McGhie Trainee Playworker

    Hi my name is Sarah. I started working at Garvock in September 2019. I am a mum of two girls. My favourite thigs to do are baking and arts & crafts. Baking is a passion of mine. I have made a buzz lightyear birthday cake, tangled cake, Mickey and Minnie cookies and many more. I also have a love for anything arts & crafts. I am always looking for a new project to do. So far I have tried cross stitch, knitting, sewing, embroidery and mosaic.

  • Kayleigh Walmsley
    Kayleigh Walmsley Trainee Playworker

    Hi, I’m Kayleigh! I joined Garvock Out of School Club in October 2019. For the little time I have been here I already feel like part of the amazing team.

    I’ve always known I want to work with children and I’m so glad Garvock gave me the opportunity to do so and help me achieve my qualifications.

    I am always excited to go to work to see what a new day brings, filled with laughter and joy. Not only am I learning a lot form the staff but also the children, for example, how to make a loom band. I love getting to know all the children and being a part of the team.

     

  • Arlene Hart
    Arlene Hart 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 me young and I learn something new every day. It’s a dream come true to be working in childcare.

Our team look forward to hearing from you.

contact us

Office

131 Garvock Hill
Dunfermline
Fife
KY11 4JU

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