Parents’ Guide

Read all about Granward and how it can provide excellent after school care for your child. 

Staff Roles

Our Club is staffed by a manager Suzanne McIntyre, three practitioners, Diane Love, Helen Inglis and Sandra Barr and one support worker Rebecca Manson.  We aim is to provide a smooth transition between school and club.

All of our staff have significant experience of working with children and undertake professional development training. All staff members are PVG checked and are registered with the SSSC. We maintain a staff/child ratio of 1:10

Staff also have designated roles:
Suzanne McIntyre & Diane Love: Additional Support for Learning Coordinators
Suzanne McIntyre, Sandra Barr, Helen Inglis, Diane Love & Rebecca Manson: First aiders
Helen Inglis: Fire Safety Officer
Suzanne McIntyre & Helen Inglis: Designated members of Staff for Child Protection

Daily Programme

Our Club follows the Play work Principles, so the children are free to choose activities and resources as they wish. There will always be a selection of activities and resources available, including dressing up, home corner, craft, board games, construction, computer games, physical play, cookery, and reading.

In addition other resources are available for the children to select from our equipment library.

Enrolement & Fees

If you would like to enrol your child for a place at Granward ASC. Please complete a waiting list application from the link below and return to us at your earliest convenience. When a place becomes available for your child we will get in touch with you to formally offer you a place. Upon acceptance of the place we ask for a non-returnable registration fee of £30 per child.

Our fees are as follows

  • P1/P2 Monday to Thursday £13.50 per session
  • P3 upwards Monday to Thursday £13.00 per session
  • P1 through to P7 full Friday afternoon £20.00 per session
  • Holiday Club £32 per day from 9-6pm

There may be additional charges for trips and outings.

add your child’s name to the waiting list

Behaviour Policy and Anti Bullying

Behaviour (children)
Children and staff will create rules for acceptable behaviour whilst at the Club. These are displayed at the Club for everyone to see.

We have a clear Behaviour Management Policy, a copy of which is distributed to all parents and carers.

The Club promotes an atmosphere of care, consideration and respect for everyone attending: children, staff and visitors.

We encourage appropriate behaviour through: praise for good behaviour; emphasis on co-operative play and sharing; talking to children with the courtesy that we expect from them and engaging children in activities.

The Club has procedures for dealing with unacceptable behaviour. We recognise that poor behaviour can occur from time to time for reasons that are not always evident, or as a result of special needs. We will try to be flexible in order to accommodate such cases.

However, if your child is violent, or if their behaviour poses an immediate danger to themselves or others, we will require you to collect them from the Club immediately. In exceptional circumstances, and only when all other attempts at behaviour management have failed, we reserve the right to permanently exclude a child from the Club. See our Suspensions and Exclusions Policy for full details.

Behaviour (adults)
We will not tolerate from any person, whether a parent, carer or visitor: bullying; aggressive, confrontational or threatening behaviour; or behaviour intended to result in conflict. Our Club is a place of safety and security for the children who attend and the staff who work here, and we reserve the right to ban anyone exhibiting inappropriate behaviour from our premises. See our Aggressive Behaviour Policy for more details.

to read the full behaviour and anti-bullying policies go to the Member Page 

(note: you must be registered and logged in to do this – register here)

Parental Responsibilities

– Parents are responsible for notifying us of allergies and dietary requirements and protocols that should be followed in case of allergic reactions.
– Parents should ensure they provide the club with appropriate medication for the treatment of allergies and complete a medication consent form prior to attending.
– Parents should notify the club by text, phone or email should their child be absent and not attending the club.
– If your child is to be collected by an unfamiliar person to the staff team we ask you to provide a password that can be given at pick up time.
– Parents should provide a packed lunch on Fridays and during holiday club sessions.
– We are happy for children over 8 years to walk themselves to Granward after school clubs with written permission from the parents. Parents should give their consent in writing before their child walks themselves to the club.
– Parents are responsible for ensuring fees, trips and outing costs are paid in the correct timescales to prevent disruptions in your child’s care.