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OSCARS @ St John's

Breakfast Club and After School Club
Ages: P1 - P7

Breakfast Club
Monday to Friday from 7.30am

After School Club
Monday – Thursday 2.45pm-6.00pm
Friday 12.00pm-5.45pm

OSCARS @ St John’s has been operating since 2005. Based in the nursery annex and school gym hall, the breakfast and after school club is open to children in classes P1 – P7 attending St John’s RC Primary School, Portobello.

Breakfast Club

OSCARS breakfast club operates from the nursery annex 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.

After School Club

The club commences from the end of the school day until 5.45pm Monday to Thursday and 5.30pm on a 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 – P3 from their classrooms, while older children are greeted as they arrive at the club.

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 St John’s or one of OSCARS childcare venues in the vicinity of St John’s depending on facility availability.


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OSCARS @St John’s

St John’s RC Primary School
18 Duddingston Road
EH15 1NE

Tel: 07788 438 326
Play Leader/Manager: Emma Nichol

OSCARS @ St John’s is based from the nursery annex and gym hall

Care Inspectorate Registration Number: CS2010279825

As a registered childcare service OSCARS can accept childcare vouchers.

Further information and prices

Please contact OSCARS at  for further details and prices, or telephone OSCARS head office on 0131 557 7500