Staff

General Information

All of our staff are registered with the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme) and all childcare staff are fully registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Our Senior and Practitioner level staff are all qualified to SVQ level 3 or above, or are working towards a relevant childcare qualification.

 

Our Staff Team

Childcare Manager
The Childcare Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our after school clubs, breakfast club and holiday clubs. We have a registered Childcare Manager for each of our after school club venues – Skool Is Out @ Barclay Viewforth and Skool Is Out @ Bruntsfield.

Administration Manager
The Administration Manager is responsible for the business operation and administration and supports the Childcare Manager and senior staff team. The Administration Manager is based in the Skool Is Out office.

Senior Practitioners
Our Senior Practitioner Playworkers provide valuable support for the Childcare Managers at each of our venues and cover in the absence of the senior management team.

Practitioner Playworkers
Qualified to SVQ level 3 or above, our Practitioner Playworkers are responsible for organising and executing our activities and collecting children from their respective schools. We have a very diverse staff team, each with their own individual qualities and skills that are invaluable to offering the highest standards of childcare.

Support Playworkers
Our Support Playworkers operate provide assistance to our Practitioner team in the provision of our outings and activities. Many of our Support Playworkers work their way up to practitioner level within the company.

Casual Support Staff
Casual staff work primarily in assisting with our school collections and walking buses. Casual Support staff are often students and part-time workers looking for additional experience in the childcare sector.

Volunteers
On occasion we have volunteers who might be gaining work experience who are still at school and we also have volunteers who are looking for experience of working with children and intend to go on to do primary school teaching. Many of our volunteers end up joining our team as paid members of staff. We also have previous after school club attendees who have returned to the after school club in high school to work having enjoyed their experience at the after school club.

Student Placements and Trainees
We welcome Student Placements from Edinburgh College and other educational establishments and help support and mentor students to gain valuable work experience. 

Agency Support Staff
As required, we utilise support staff from Supermums, a local Childcare Agency in Edinburgh. All agency support staff are PVG registered and have experience working in the childcare sector.

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