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OSCARS @ Hutchesons' Glasgow

5 - 14 year olds

3 - 7 & 10 - 13 April 2017

26 June - 11 August 2017

8am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday

Weekly, daily and half days

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Programmes & Activities

OSCARS multi-activity Easter and summer camps are designed to provide nonstop activity and fun from the start to the end of the day.

Children, who can attend from any school, are divided into age groups

Yellow 5-7 age group
Red 8-10 age group
Orange 11+

They participate in 4, 5 or 6 activities daily each for between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the activity.

Each group follows its own timetable which includes a diverse activity list, but occasionally the groups may join together for very specific controlled suitable activities.

Activities on offer at OSCARS@Hutchesons’ include:

Aerobics
Aqua slide
Art themes
Athletics
Basketball
Bench ball
Capture the flag
Clay modelling
Dance
Dodge ball

Drama
Face painting
Frantic FAB Friday
Foody fun
Football
Free play
Gym games
Kwik cricket
Mega mural
Nerf wars

Obstacle challenge
OSCARS Got Talent
Parachute games
Pop lacrosse
Papier mache
Putting
Rounders
Scatter ball
Short tennis
Softball

Staff super soak
Swimming
Tag rugby
Treasure hunts
Tug-o-war
Ultimate Frisbee
Unihoc
Zorb ball sports

Every Friday is FRANTIC FAB FRIDAY. The day is themed and structured around large group games and tournaments which take place culminating in ‘It’s a Knockout’ and the OSCARS awards ceremony.

Children will never be bored – they’ll want to come back for more!

View the Hutchesons’ Sample Activity Schedule [PDF]

 

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Hutcheson’s Location

OSCARS Glasgow venue is located at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Pollokshaws and is easily accessible from Glasgow city centre via both road and public transport. We have sole use of:

  • a sports hall complex (which includes two sports halls)
  • classrooms in which base rooms and art facilities are located
  • a large dining hall
  • the sixth form centre
  • plenty of outside playing fields
  • an all-weather surface for outdoor games to take place on

Swimming takes place off site and children are transferred via private coach.

Our reception is based at the Boleyn Road entrance; simply park in the car park and follow OSCARS signage to reception. The full address is:

OSCARS @ Hutchesons’
Boleyn Road
Glasgow
G41 4NW

Centre telephone: 07795 084382 (only operational during Easter and summer holiday period)

Care Inspectorate Registration Number: CS2012307015

Our Excursions

As well as a fun packed on-site activity programme, we offer an excursion each week on varying days included in the price.

Transport to/from our excursion destinations is provided by Silverfox Coaches.

All vehicles are supplied with fitted seat belts.

Unfortunately on excursion dates we cannot accept half day camp bookings  as all staff are required to supervise the excursion.

Thursday 06 April

New Lanark Heritage Centre

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

New Lanark Heritage Centre is a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village. Guides will bring the whole day to life as children experience what it was like to live in the mill in the 18th century.

Our visit includes a guided tour plus a visit to the Annie McLeod Ride, the school room and outdoor play areas all under the supervision of our staff and centres own guides.

Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Wednesday 12 April

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

Be prepared to journey through time as you embark on a voyage to witness the story of planet earth.

There is state of the art technology, interactive exhibits, a 4-D bubbling volcano, the chill of polar ice and a rainforest.

OSCARS will also visit the 360 degree full dome film theatre to see one of the related themed films. Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Wednesday 28 June

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

This park offers a wide range of fun activities to suit all ages of children and staff to participate in.

There is the jumping pillow, digger land, buccaneer bay, ringo sledging, trampolines, welly boot throw, an animal zone including a reptile zone and a primate zone, Camelot castle, aerial runway, activity tower and bumper boats. There will be bouncing, sliding, skidding, climbing and digging aplenty throughout the day.

Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Wednesday 05 July

Edinburgh Zoo

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

Edinburgh Zoo has so much to offer all ages. Whether seeing the penguins, going to a talk in the reptile house or just strolling around the zoo to see all the different animals there is something for everyone.

The groups will all have the opportunity to visit a talk on a particular animal or witness their feeding time.

Children are divided into small groups by age and allocated staff members who escort them throughout the day.

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Wednesday 12 July

Dynamic Earth

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

Be prepared to journey through time as you embark on a voyage to witness the story of planet earth. There is state of the art technology, interactive exhibits, a 4-D bubbling volcano, the chill of polar ice and a rainforest.

OSCARS will also visit the 360 degree full dome film theatre to see one of the related themed films.

Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Thursday 20 July

New Lanark Heritage Centre

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

New Lanark Heritage Centre is a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village. Guides will bring the whole day to life as children experience what it was like to live in the mill in the 18th century.

Our visit includes a guided tour plus a visit to the Annie McLeod Ride, the school room and outdoor play areas all under the supervision of our staff and centres own guides.

Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Wednesday 26 July

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

There is so much to see and occupy children and staff at Blair Drummond.

From the wildlife reserves, adventure playground, boat trip around chimp island, pets farm, lemur land, the flying fox, giant astra glide, sea lion shows, bird of prey centre and pedal boats the list of different activities is endless.

Children are divided into small groups by age and allocated staff members who escort them around throughout the day.

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Wednesday 02 August

Sea Life Centre Loch Lomond

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

The Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre offers the opportunity to get up close to some diverse aquatic life – from turtles, sharks, rays, otters, sea turtles, sea horses and starfish – you will see it all!

Find out why sharks are not as scary as they seem, find out all about Cammy the aquariums own Green Sea Turtle, and see the otters get fed. All in all it is going to be a fishy day.

Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Wednesday 09 August

Edinburgh Festival

Children will set off at 9.40am, returning at 4.45pm

Edinburgh hosts the largest arts festival in the world during August. Children will get to visit the Royal Mile and see some of the street entertainers, visit specific children-themed activities around the vicinity of the Royal Mile and the BBC site and finish the day off seeing a suitable show. Lunch will be eaten in Princes Street Gardens.

Children are divided into small groups by age and are escorted throughout the day.

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Parents Info

We have tried to make these web pages as comprehensive as possible. The following section may answer a few questions you may have.

If there is anything else you would like to know please do call our office on 0131 557 7500 or e mail admin@oscarschildcare.com where a member of our team will be delighted to assist.



Food

OSCARS provides a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack break which varies from day to day but will always include fruit, non-fizzy juice and water.

Please provide your child with a packed lunch.  Parents should ensure lunch boxes contain a freeze block to comply with food hygiene guidelines.




Health matters

During the registration process you will be asked to complete a confidential medical form for each child attending.

This is an important document and OSCARS must receive it prior to attendance. OSCARS employ a number of first aiders who are on site each day to tend to minor bumps and bruises.




Clothes & activities

We recommend that children wear practical and comfortable clothing: e.g. shorts and t-shirts, jeans and sweatshirts depending on the weather. In hot weather a cap and sun cream can be useful.

Each week our centre management team will notify parents when swimming will take place so you know when to bring swimwear. Due to high staff / child ratios required for swimming, on busy weeks children may only be able to participate in swimming on one occasion each week. The Centre Manager will be able to provide further information.

Theme days will take place each FRANTIC FAB FIZZING FRIDAY and these will be publicised at camp reception from each Monday.




Times, starts & departures

Formal activities commence at 9.25am and finish at 5pm but children can arrive from 8am and stay until 6.30pm.

For children arriving between 8am and 8.30am OSCARS will provide a breakfast of cereal and toast followed by supervised passive activities such as board games and films.

In the late afternoon from 5pm until closing children waiting for collection will participate in the same passive activities.

Mid-morning, lunchtime and mid-afternoon breaks are timetabled and plenty of refreshing juice and water is available all day.

Please see the section here for further details about snacks and lunch.




Lost property & valuables

OSCARS recommends that you do not bring valuable items to our programmes such as iPads or computer games or expensive phones – for a start there will not be time to use them.

Staff cannot be responsible for such items and OSCARS will accept no liability for loss or damage.

All lost property is kept for one month after the end of each holiday programme and then if not reclaimed is donated to charity.




Security

OSCARS pays a great deal of attention to security at our centres.

Anyone visiting our sites receives a visitor badge from the management team on being admitted.

Each centre has clearly defined boundaries and all staff wear OSCARS t shirts making them easily identifiable.

All children have to be signed in and out by a parent or guardian who is listed on the initial registration form.

Children can sign themselves in and out only if OSCARS receives a signed letter of authorisation from a parent.




T-Shirts & gifts

Everyone receives a free OSCARS t shirt on their first day of attending, plus a further gift at the end of the week.




Long days & tiredness

OSCARS understands that particularly young children can tire as the day goes on.

Therefore regular breaks are built into the schedule and active sessions are intermingled with passive sessions.

Each centre has a quiet corner where children can retreat to if necessary and whilst time spent at OSCARS is highly active there is always a space to have fun more quietly.




Quieter / shyer children

OSCARS staff are experienced in enabling children to relax, feel at ease and join in.

Group activities take place at the start of each day so that children mix and communicate and socialise from the moment activities commence.




Children not so keen on sport

A lot of children claim not to enjoy sport but all children love running around, playing games and participating in activities such as art, clay modelling, dance and drama.

The priority at an OSCARS multi activity camp is to have fun and join in and our staff are specialists at encouraging children to do exactly this.




Late bookings

OSCARS caps the numbers who can attend each of our centres on a daily basis, and we do become full during specific weeks.

Early booking is recommended. However, we completely understand that schedules can change so we can accept late bookings depending on availability.

Simply phone our registrations team at Head Office on 0131 557 7500 to check availability.




OSCARS & childcare vouchers

OSCARS is registered with a wide range of voucher companies and they can be used for full or part payment for almost all of our holiday programmes.

Simply call head office on 0131 557 7500 or e mail admin@oscarschildcare.com for the relevant number for the voucher scheme your employer utilises.




Consecutive weekly bookings

Many children enjoy attending OSCARS for a number of weeks in their holidays.

Due to the large range of activities, and different theme days no week is the same. There is always variety and something new to try.




Coming to OSCARS from abroad

OSCARS welcomes children from throughout the world who are on holiday near to our centres.

Our centres provide great opportunities for foreign children to mix with British children and communicate in English whilst participating in a fun filled day.




Certificates & awards

Everybody who attends OSCARS receives at least one OSCARS certificate in recognition of their progress throughout their time with us. This is presented by our groovy mascot – OSCAR – on a Friday afternoon to weekly leavers.




Prices & How to Book

Flexibility is our priority when you register for an OSCARS programme as children can attend for full weeks, part weeks, full days or half days. You make the booking to suit your requirements.

OSCARS prices for summer 2017 are as follows. They include extended opening times, all activities and excursions and snacks.

Weekly ticket full day £185
3 Week ticket full day £540
Full day tickets £34
Full day excursion tickets £54
Half day tickets £20 (not available on excursion days)

Book your child in now

Families booking more than one child receive a 5% discount on their final invoice price.

Early Booking Bonus
Book and pay a deposit by (and including) 28 February 2017 and receive a 10% discount on your final invoice price.

How to Book

Online: Click here
Complete the online booking form 24 hours per day. You will receive an initial e-mail confirmation of the registration by return and a member of the registrations team will be in touch to take your card payment during the next working day.

Telephone
Registrations can be made by telephoning 0131 557 7500 during office reservation hours – Monday to Friday 9.15am – 5.30pm. 

The deposit or full payment may be made using credit/debit cards. 

CHEQUES can be sent to OSCARS head office to be received within 5 working days. Please make cheques payable to OUT OF SCHOOL SCOTLAND LTD and write your child’s name and account reference if known on the back.

Digital Payment
Payments can also be made electronically to the following account details:

Account name   OSCARS
Account Number   01833553
Sort Code   40-18-22
Swift   MIDLGB2167F
IBAN   GB42MIDL40182201833553

OSCARS is not responsible for any bank charges incurred.

All payments should clearly state your OSCARS account reference as indicated on your invoice, to ensure correct allocation of payment.

A 3% charge applies if paying by credit card. A £1.50 charge applies if paying by debit card.

A Deposit of £40 per child is payable at the time of booking, which is non-refundable. 

EASTER CAMP balances are due on Monday 6 March 2017. 

SUMMER CAMP balances are due on Monday 29 May 2017.

If registering for Easter dates after 6 March full payment is due immediately.

If registering for summer dates after 29 May full payment is due immediately.

All bookings must be paid in full prior to your child’s first day at camp.

Terms & Conditions
You can view terms and conditions here