Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings are due to take place on Tuesday 30th April in the Primary School, and on Thursday 2nd May in the Secondary School. To find out more or to pre-register, please click here.


The Holiday Club welcomes children from all schools and is open to 5-16 years olds. We operate Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm (excluding public holidays and inset days) during February, Easter, Summer and October school holidays.

Opening Times

Holiday club days run from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday throughout the school holidays (with the exception of public holidays).
We recommend children are dropped off between 8am-9.30am.

If an outing is planned, the time will be clearly stated on the programme. Please ensure your child arrives in plenty of time for departure.


Preparing for Holiday Club

We make every day is a fun day so please remember to bring the following:-

  • A packed lunch – the children need plenty of food to fuel the fun activities.
  • A morning snack
  • Appropriate clothing for  the planned activity – if it’s a day trip to the beach remember to pack your shorts and sun cream.
  • Change of clothes/waterproof jacket – maybe even some wellies depending on the forecast and the planned activity.
  • A water bottle – staying hydrated is so important.


Health & Wellbeing

The core team at Holiday Club are the staff who work all year at After-School Care, all experienced with the relevant qualifications. Staff hold full paediatric first aid, food & hygiene, and infection prevention & control certificates, along with up-to-date knowledge on child protection.

All staff are registered members of the Protection of Vulnerable Group scheme (PVG) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

Accidents – children will be looked after and attended to by qualified first aiders. An accident form will be completed by the staff member dealing with the accident, parents/guardians will be asked to read and sign the form.

Illness –  If your child is unable to attend Holiday Club, we ask that you contact the management team as soon as possible on 078340748388 or 07780952182. In accordance with registration procedures, children should not attend the service if they are showing signs of sickness or any ailment which could be contagious see Prevention & Control of Infection Policy. If a child becomes unwell while attending Holiday Club, staff will ensure that the child is treated promptly and appropriately, and the risk to other children is minimised. Parents / guardians will be contacted.

Medication – Regular medication can be stored on the premises. Parents/ Guardians will be asked to sign the relevant paperwork allowing us to do so.

All medication MUST be prescribed by a doctor and labelled by the pharmacy with the child’s name, date of birth and dosage instructions. Please see our Administration of Medication Policy for more information. We are a NUT FREE Out of School Care (ASC & Holiday Club), please adhere to this when providing lunch and snacks for children.

Supervision – Children are always supervised, and staff are fully aware of what is going on around them. Our Outdoor Learning Centre at H@PP takes in many different areas. Children are always escorted from one area to another and to the toilets. Children should be signed in on arrival to holiday club by a responsible adult and signed out by an adult named on the registration paperwork.

Provision of food and drink – Children will have access to fresh water and fruit throughout the day. They should be provided with a packed lunch and morning snack. We will provide an afternoon snack.

Play & Activities

Play is a fundamental part of children and young people’s development. We will provide play spaces and resources that will allow children to engage in positive play experiences. Stimulating activities with the opportunity for risk, challenge, growth of confidence and self esteem will be on offer.


Mobile Phones / Electronic devices

We recognise the important role that mobile phones and electronic devices play in many children and young people’s lives today, and the security and ease of communication that they provide.

However, for safety and security reasons, mobile phones will not be permitted at Holiday Club. Children may bring handheld electronic game devices which would be their own responsibility. These devices should not be able to connect to the internet and NO PHOTOGRAPHS should be taken.

Children’s Rights

Hutchesons’ Out of School (ASC and Holiday Club) will operate according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We will promote the Children’s Charter and help the children understand their rights. We believe that every child and young person should be treated as an individual and should always be treated with respect.

Photographing of Children

Throughout each session staff will take photographs of children at play, which may be used to help promote the Hutchie Holiday Club. Parents/Guardians should indicate on the registration form if we have permission to do this.