Notre Dame Kids Club is an after school childcare service based in Notre Dame Primary School. Our club (affectionately known by our service users as “The Afty”!) opened in 2015 as a branch of Hyndland After School Club (HASC). HASC is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation that has been providing out-of-school childcare services since 1992.
Our after school club operates during term-time only from 3pm to 6pm. We are based in the school hall and have access to the playground, multi-purpose games area (the MUGA!), the gym and other areas. During the school holidays, Notre Dame children can attend the Holiday Club which is based in HASC and runs from 8am to 6pm.
We are regulated by the Care Inspectorate, a Scottish Government organisation that inspects childcare settings to ensure that Health and Social Care Standards are met and high-quality care is provided.
We promote the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Article 31 states that all children have the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of activities; promoting and upholding this particular right is the heart of the work we do at the Afty. We also promote Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) – the national approach in Scotland to support the wellbeing of children – and SHANARRI as a framework to support all of the children in our care.