Lainshaw Lions article for August 2015
What a great summer we have had with the rain never stopping us from getting out and about. We have been open from 7.30am until 6pm (5pm Fridays), for the whole of the summer this included Kilmarnock Fair Monday. We have been based in our normal rooms in Lainshaw Primary School and we have welcomed children and their families from Stewarton, Kilmaurs, Fenwick, Dunlop, Kilmarnock, Lugton and as far as Newton Mearns.
Our daily routine comprised of children being welcomed by staff between 7.30am and 8.45am then we are organised to go out on our trips. We aimed each day to return for 4pm so families can collect their children. For the children who arrive early in the morning or stay after 4pm we have lots to entertain them with. These include a Wii, Xbox, PlayStation and a Nintendo We have also had arts and crafts activities as well as board games and plenty of imaginative play. We have a few chill out areas where children like to put their feet up after the trip and relax with a book or just talk to friends.
This summer we have tried new trips which have proved to be great successes. These trips included The Cook School where the children enjoyed making pizzas and muffins, Dumfries House for the adventure play area, a tour of a new ice cream shop where the children enjoyed a free ice cream, a tour of Dreghorn Fire station, Paisley Observatory, a city farm, an inside look at an airport.
During term time we offer breakfast club which the children enjoy and this is part funded by East Ayrshire Council from October to April. Our wrap-a-round care is for children from three years old and we offer pick-ups and drop offs at all local schools and nurseries. Our after school care is fun packed with lots of daily activities which include all play types.
Our staff are qualified and we have three staff going forward towards their degree level this year which can only boost our knowledge which will be passed onto the children and families ion our care. Our staff attend training each year which enhances the service we provide and keeps us up to date with current legislation