OSCARS @ Buckstone opened in August 2001. The Breakfast Club is based from the break out area adjacent to the upper school classrooms at Buckstone Primary School. The After School Club has two bases. The first is as above in the break out area at the school, the second is based from St Fillan’s church. Both the breakfast and after school clubs are open to children in classes P1 – P7 attending Buckstone Primary School.
OSCARS breakfast club operates from the breakout area adjacent to the upper school classrooms and opens at 7.30am Monday to Friday. A nutritious breakfast is served by staff, and children can play a variety of games until the start of the school day. OSCARS staff escort children to their relevant meeting point at the commencement of the school day.
The After School Club
The After School club has two locations and is based from St Fillan’s Episcopal Church (enjoying use of both the main hall and small hall), and from Buckstone Primary School.
Children attending St Fillan’s are collected from Buckstone Primary School by OSCARS staff before making the short walk to St Fillan’s Church.
The club commences from the end of the school day until 6.00pm Monday to Friday. The club offers a wide range of activities, and following consultation with the children, a weekly programme of events and activities is planned.
On a Monday to Thursday on arrival, and on a Friday mid-afternoon, children receive a nutritious snack and drink which varies from day to day and the snack menu is displayed on a weekly basis at the club. Unlimited drinks are available throughout the afternoon.
OSCARS staff all wear OSCARS uniform consisting of orange polo shirt, orange fleece and ID badge. They collect children in classes P1 – P2 from their classrooms, while older children are greeted at the club base for those attending Buckstone Primary School and at the school entrance door for those attending St Fillan’s.
The programme takes into account the time of year, and incorporates special occasions and multi-cultural celebrations and at regular intervals will include theme weeks. Activities offered always include arts & crafts, physical activities and imaginative play, and the programme is always clearly displayed for all children/parents/carers to see.
Resources such as sports equipment, arts and crafts materials, board games, books, dressing up clothes and pretend play equipment are readily available daily.
Occasionally, the children will enjoy an off-site activity, such as a trip to a local park, cinema, bowling etc. Details of these activities will be communicated to children/parents/carers in advance.
In service day and mid term childcare provision is offered and will take place at one of OSCARS childcare venues in the EH10/EH13 area depending on facility availability.
Request a Place
The After School Club has two locations. One location is based in St Fillan’s Church Hall, which is 0.5 miles from Buckstone Primary School.
OSCARS @ Buckstone
St Fillans Church venue
Tel: 07734 101 460
Club Manager: Gail McKenzie
Senior Play Worker: Cat Humphreys
Buckstone School venue
79 Buckstone Loan East
Tel: 07585 905392
Club Manager: Gail McKenzie
Senior Play Worker: Louise Grant
Breakfast Club Supervisor: Linzi Tomasulo
Care Inspectorate Number: CS2010279824
As a registered childcare service OSCARS can accept childcare vouchers
Further information and prices
Please contact OSCARS at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and prices, or telephone OSCARS head office on 0131 557 7500