The chief executive of the Scottish Out of School Network, Irene Audain, has written to the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, and Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney to highlight financial and other concerns the school age childcare sector is experiencing because of measures introduced to tackle Covid-19.
Fundraising is under way to keep children dry and warm as teaching turns to more outdoor learning. Three sturdy wooden shelters are being sought to protect pupils at Hyndland Primary School from the elements. The school’s parent council has launched a fundraiser and is appealing for donations from the community. A fundraising page says: “We … Read more
Parents/Carers and friends of the Afty are warmly invited to attend the our annual general meeting on Tuesday 26th January at 7.30pm. This AGM will be conducted via Zoom – details to follow nearer the time.
We hope you will join us to hear a little about the Afty year 2019-2020 (our year end is 30th June) and how we have been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. This AGM is a little late – we would normally have our meeting in October, but the current situation has delayed it this time.
2021 hasn’t started as we might have hoped for, but we are preparing to deal with the current situation as best we can.
We will be following the Scottish Government rules and will be closing our clubs to all but keyworker families in the first instance until further notice. Except for our sister club at Thornwood Primary which will not be providing a service to keyworker children as the demand did not warrant staying open.
Dear Parents and Carers
Sorry, this is not the Christmas message we were hoping to send out today!
In view of the recent Scottish Government announcements, we write to let you know it is our intention, subject to demand from keyworkers families, to reopen only for keyworker children registered with us from the 6th of January until further notice.
We at the Afty are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again for the new term. This is to confirm we will be opening on Wednesday 12th of August. Now that our guidelines have been issued and the school have published their return to school plans, we are able to confirm how we will … Read more