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About TASC After School Care

 
     
  T.A.S.C (Temple/St Ninians After School Care) was set up by a Voluntary Management Committee in 1994 and opened in April 1995.  The company became limited by guarantee in 1996 and subsequently became a Scottish Registered Charity.

At this time the service served 3 main Primary Schools and 1 Secondary– Temple, St Ninians and Knightswood.  The service had 2 units one based within St Ninians Primary and the other within Knightswood Primary.  Children were escorted from Temple Primary to Knightswood Primary.  This escort service discontinued at the end of June 2007 when Temple Primary closed.

Knightswood Secondary children walk unescorted to the Knightswood Primary Unit.  In addition to this we have children from other schools when their service is full i.e. Corpus Christie, Bankhead and Garscadden.

We offer a P1 Service, After School Care and a holiday service under the name of ‘Schools Out’ for these schools.

The children that we currently serve are from Drumchapel, Blairdardie, Knightswood, Shafton, Temple and Anniesland.
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  Developments
Developments over the years have included the opening of the newly built Knightswood Primary School (Aug 2001), the extension of this (July 2007) and the closure of Temple Primary (July 2007). More recent developments have been in the G15 area.  In April 2007 we currently took over Antonine and St Clare’s services from Glasgow City Council.  We also opted to offer a pick-up service from Camstradden formally run by One Plus.

St. Ninians
Currently St Ninians is registered for 32 children term time and 42-holiday time.  This is the main base for the service and this is the venue that the holiday service operates.  It has excellent links to local transport as well as having a self contained unit for the after school care.  Recent developments have included a new office and kitchen area.

Knightswood
Knightswood is registered for 60 children term and holiday time.  This is the venue used during in-service days.

Antonine
This unit was officially taken over by T.A.S.C. on Monday 16th April 2007.  This service was formerly run by Glasgow City Council.  The service is registered for 30 children term time.  The service moved towards the end of June 2007 to new premises nearby.  It joined up with the annex formally known as Lockgoin Primary.  Prior to the take-over this service offered free childcare with a small financial contribution to a toy fund.

St. Clares / Camstradden

This unit was officially taken over by T.A.S.C. on Monday 16th April 2007.  The St Clare’s service was formerly run by Glasgow City Council and there was no charge for using the service.   The Camstradden service was formerly run by One Plus.
The service is registered for 50 children term and holiday time.  Camstradden is near St Clare’s and due to the traffic calming measures and the close proximity of both schools it was decided to offer a pick- up service for these children.

Training
Emphasis is  placed on our childcare establishment to ensure that all staff are qualified and are continually upgrading their knowledge.  A wide range of training courses are routinely made available to staff including Allergy Awareness, Fire Safety, First Aid and REHIS food & Hygiene, REHIS Infection Control, SVQ’s and equivalents are currently being sought.

At present we have a Service Manager holds; SVQ 4 Early years, D32/D33 Award, HNC Childcare & Education and a B. A., PG Dip and a MEd in Childhood Practice as well as a B.A. Business Studies.  TASC employs 4 Unit Managers and 16 workers holding a range of qualifications including BA Childhood Practice, SVQ 4’s, HNC in Childcare & Education and SVQ’s in Early Years and Playwork.  A number of employees are currently studying towards SVQ 2, 3 & 4.

Surplus fees or grants meet training budgets.  Childcare Strategy has been the recent biggest supporter for funding training within our service.  Funding has also been received from Glasgow West Regeneration Agency (formerly Opportunities).

Community Connections
TASC is represented at the Local Childcare Forum and various other local forums including the regenerations group and the Community Council.

TASC also works alongside the school in supporting projects that they are promoting.

Close links with the community is important to our organisation.  By maintaining these links we are more equipped to predict future trends in employment and training and as a result are better prepared and geared for the changes in demand for our service.

Projects undertaken by our group included a Research Project ‘Creating effective Citizens’.  This project looked at the role that Out of School Cares play at promoting the necessary social skills to help children to become effective citizens. (Sept 2006).  In  (2009) the service looked at supporting transitions from Nursery to After School Care.  This project led to T.A.S.C. representing the Out of School Care Sector in the Transitional Working Party. The latest project undertaken by the manager for her MEd Childhood Practice looked at the role of Homework Provision within After School Care (2014).
 
     
Term Time: 3pm - 5.45pm
Holiday Time: Mondays - Thursday: 8am - 5.45pm Fridays: 8am - 5.30pm
     
 
Contact Us
 
 
ANTONINE
0141 944 6868 - 07824 427916

ST CLARES
0141 944 1758 - 07824 390076
 
       
 
KNIGHTSWOOD
0141 950 2779 - 07901 385999
ST NINIANS
0141 950 2497 - 07901 385999
 
       
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