Staff at Stonehaven After School Club (SASC) have been opening the club all day throughout the recent bad weather school closures, to provide parents with childcare throughout the period while schools have been shut.
The club is very much community based and operates out of Stonehaven Community Centre. It does its best to help out when the weather turns bad by opening its doors between 7:30am and 6pm to both existing members and anyone else who needs extra childcare during these difficult times.
Club chairman Andy Cowburn says: “Its always worth getting in touch if you are stuck. We can take up to 60 children but numbers can be restricted by how many staff are available to provide care, so we do have to operate on a first come first served basis on these ‘snow days’. If in doubt give us a shout.”
Next time you are stuck check the website at www.theSASC.com, or phone Phyllis and Susan on 07710 515640 to check availability.
In addition, August 18 the Scottish Care Commission performed an unannounced inspection of the club. The report has now been returned to the club, and is available on the Care Commission website.
Mr Cowburn says: “We are over the moon to be able to pass on the news that this year SASC has achieved the following grades:
Quality of Care and Support 6; Quality of Environment 5; Quality of Staffing 5; Quality of Management and Leadership 5.”
1 = Unsatisfactory, 2 = Weak, 3 = Adequate, 4 = Good, 5 = Very Good and 6 = Excellent.
The club chairman added: “Hardly any organisation anywhere gets sixes and to get one for the quality of our care is something we are all very proud of. The club are very pleased with this achievement and thank all those involved in running the service including the kids, parents, staff and Board who all over the last year have put in a magnificent effort.”