Scamps Closures 2019/2020

Scamps Out of School Clubs Ltd Closure Policy

Purpose of this Policy

The purpose of this policy is to inform parents of the likely dates when Scamps Out of School Clubs Ltd will be closed. Scamps Out of School Clubs understands that parents and carers require childcare, but members of staff are entitled to holidays and time must be allocated each year where the setting will close in order to carry out essential maintenance of the building.

Who is responsible?

It is the responsibility of the Manager to ensure that parents and carers are issued with a list of closure dates at the beginning of the school year and to ensure that this information is issued to new admissions to the setting.

The Manager also has a responsibility to ensure that if these dates change for any reason that all parents and carers are informed in good time to allow them to arrange alternative childcare.

The Manager is responsible for devising staff rotas and ensuring that there is enough staff on duty to allow for the care of the children, the Manager must ensure that staff holidays do not interfere with the running of the setting.

How will the policy be implemented?

At the beginning of each new school year, the Manager will check with Aberdeen City Council on the dates for the school holidays, it is the policy of Scamps Out of School Clubs Ltd to operate for a minimum of 4 weeks during the summer Holidays and both weeks during the Easter holidays and the October holidays; Dates will be confirmed and circulated at the start of the New Year. Our closure policy is available to download from the link above or in our additional information section.

The service will also close on all local Aberdeen holidays and for the 2 weeks for the Christmas & New Year holidays.

The closure dates for the new school year will be issued to all parents and carers by email at the end of the previous year. Please note that we are still waiting for confirmation for In-Service Days for 2019

  • Term 3 Starts
  • Monday 7th January 2019 (Normal BSC & ASC)
  • Mid Term HPS – Open Monday 11th February 2019
  • In Service Day – Open Tuesday 12th February 2019
  • In Service Day – Open Wednesday 13th February 2019
  • Easter HolidaysTerm Ends
  • Friday 29th March 2019
  • Easter HPS – Open Monday 1st – Friday 12th April 2019 incl.
  • Scamps Closed Friday 19th April 2018 – In lieu of Good Friday
  • Term 4 Starts
  • Monday 15th April 2019 (Normal BSC & ASC)
  • Scamps Closed Monday 6th May 2019 – May Day Holiday
  • In Service Day – Open Tuesday 7th May 2019
  • Term 4 Ends
  • Friday 5th July 2019 Summer HPS – Open Tuesday 9th July – Friday 2nd August 2019
  • Scamps Closed Monday 8th July 2019 – Aberdeen Holiday
  • Scamps Closed Monday 5th August – Friday 16th August 2019
  • In Service Day – Open Monday 19th August 2019
  • Term 1 Starts
  • Tuesday 20th August 2019 (Normal BSC & ASC)
  • September Holiday HPS – Open Friday 20th 2019
  • Scamps Closed Monday 23rd 2019 – Aberdeen Holiday
  • Term 1 Ends
  • Friday 11th October 2019 October HPS – Open Monday 14th to Friday 25th October 2019 Incl.
  • Term 2 Starts
  • Monday 28th October 2019 (Normal BSC & ASC)
  • In Service Day – Open Friday 22nd November 2019
  • Term 2 Ends
  • Friday 20th December 2019
  • Scamps Closed Christmas Holidays Monday 23rd December 2019 To Friday 3rd January 2020 Incl.
  • New Term 3 Starts
  • Monday 6th January 2020