Kinloch Kids Club is an Out of School Care Club aimed at providing good quality affordable childcare. We aim to promote and encourage the development of children within a safe, secure and friendly environment, enabling them to play and have fun with other children enhancing social skills and gaining confidence in themselves within a supportive structure.
Staff & Committee Members
Ann Crabb – Lead Practitioner
Hi my name is Ann and I have worked for Kinloch Kids Club since 2011, during which time I have gained various qualifications including NC Early Education and Childcare Level 6, SVQ 3 Level 7 in Playwork and PDA Level 8 in Childhood Practice. These qualifications have allowed me to promote my skills and knowledge to be an efficient Practitioner and now as Lead Practitioner.
I also undertake other training as part of my continuous professional development. Within my years of working with children I have also worked in the Early Years sector with Angus Council.
When I am not working at Kinloch Kids Club, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family members, especially my grandchildren.[/three-fourths]
Pauline Meldrum – Practitioner
Hi I’m Pauline, I have worked at Kinloch Kids Club since 2004, originally sited at the old Kinloch Primary School. I am the Practitioner at our Burnside P.S. site. Over the years at the club I have gained an SVQ 2 and 3 in Playwork. I also attend regular relevant training for my position as Practitioner. Working at Kinloch Kids Club can be challenging however very rewarding.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.[/three-fourths]
Claire Osborne – Support Worker
Hello my name is Claire, I started working with KKC in February 2015. I really enjoy working with the staff and the children that attend the club. I have gained experience through studying Early Education and Childcare SVQ level 2 at Angus College. I have also gained my SVQ level 2 Children and Young People. I feel this has allowed me to use my skills gained to the full potential which will benefit as part of the children’s development. I have also attended further training relevant to my role as Support Worker.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time and going on outings with my two daughters. I also have a large family circle so I love spending time with them.
Kim Keillor – Support Worker
I started working with Kinloch Kids Club in March 2015. I really enjoy my job as Support Worker as I have made good relationships with the children, parent/carers as well as the other staff members. Prior to starting at the club I attended college and gained Int 1 & 2 NC in Childcare and Early Education. Some of the training I have gained whilst at the club includes Child Protection, Food Hygiene and First Aid. I have also gained my SVQ level 2 Children and Young People.
I volunteer being a leader part of our local scouts group and enjoy doing regular activities, and experiences that some children would never have the opportunity to do, been a leader is fun being involved with not just the children that attend but also all the other leaders/volunteers who run the different groups, and its so rewarding
Some of my free time is spent volunteering at Burnside P.S. where I help in the classrooms doing a variety of different tasks. I have also volunteered as an assistant coach with Tayside Special Olympics, I was involved with the Ten Pin bowling team and hopefully I will be picked again to help them at future events.
KKC is really good, the club offers many choices of different activities and it is all in a really fun, caring and friendly environment.
I spend my spare time with my family, especially helping out the ones who need help.
Heather Keillor – Support Worker
Hi my name is Heather, I have worked at Kinloch Kids Club since October 2018. I enjoy my job as a Support Worker and I look forward to gaining my SVQ in Social Services SCQF Level 6 (Children and Young People).
The club offers a choice of activities and the children all seem to enjoy attending. My daughter often attends and she always has fun!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and walking the dogs. I also volunteer as a helper with the local scout group.
The committee members are-
- Chairperson- Lorna Garthley (Burnside parent)
- Vice Chair- Sam Stirling (Burnside parent)
- Treasurer- Elaine Brown (Burnside parent)
- Jenni Turnbull (Woodlands parent)
- Seonaid Coles (Woodlands parent)
- Andy Wood (Woodlands parent)
- Kirsteen Cathro-Johnston (Woodlands parent)
- Christine Hayes (Woodlands parent)
- Laura Wood (Woodlands parent)
- Katie Ross (Burnside parent)
- Carron Forbes (Burnside parent)
- Lindsay Burns (Woodlands parent)
- Desislava Sedliacek (Woodlands parent)
This service is provided by a Voluntary Management Committee and is run by qualified staff. All staff are PVG checked before commencing employment and the club is registered with the Care Inspectorate ensuring that policy statements meet those needs set out by the National Care Standards.