Welcome to Ashton Gate Out of School Care - winner Best Playscheme Award 2007 (Bristol Holiday Play schemes) and Breakfast Club Award 2007 (Kelloggs).
Ashton Gate Out of School Care supports parents and carers by providing wraparound care for children aged four to eleven.
Our small team of trained and dedicated Play workers are committed to providing high quality care in a child-centred play setting that promotes equality of opportunity for all - but which is first and foremost, fun!
Based in a self-contained building within the grounds of Ashton Gate Primary School, we offer a Breakfast Club and After School Club to pupils of the school and a Holiday Club which is also open to children from the wider community.
AGOSC is managed by an elected committee of parents and bound by a Constitution. We are regulated by and registered with OFSTED. A copy of our registration certificate is on display at the setting at all times.
With the AGM coming up, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved and support AGOSC in giving the best possible experience to your children.
There are lots of benefits to being a trustee. These include:
- feeling as though you're really involved with your child's out of school care,
- knowing that you are supporting a local charity which is vital to our school community,
- gaining new skills that might enhance your professional development,
- meeting new people and being part of a really friendly and exciting team whose work has been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted,
doing something that interests you but is different to your day job.
Things you might want to know:
How much time does it take?
We meet once every six weeks for two hours on a weekday evening at Caretakers House. Some trustees take on extra roles such as Treasurer, Secretary or Chairperson, these can require extra time. If you were thinking of taking on one of these roles, we would agree an appropriate time commitment to suit your availability and the demands of the role.
Is it voluntary?
Yes, being a trustee is a voluntary role. However, we can reimburse expenses such as babysitting costs and any other necessary expenditure.
Do I need any special skills or experience?
No! Earlier this year we had full training on the role of a Trustee and we now have an induction process that we would take you through to ensure you had all the information you needed about the role. The most important thing is that you want to get involved and are willing to share your ideas and learn more about our setting. We have a small training budget and would support new trustees to access further information. We have good links with local voluntary organisations and training organisations.
What roles are available?
We are looking for new members to join us. We are reorganising as some long-standing members are moving on as their children get older. We have a Treasurer, we will be electing a new Chairperson, Secretary and Vice-Chair after the AGM.