Mearns After-School Care Service

Telephone: 0141 887 0002  /  Email: general@macs.uk.com  /  Fax:  0141 887 8939

Unit 25, Sir James Clark Building, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, PA1 1TJ

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Our Mission Statement

"We will provide a professional care service where children, young people & adults will be listened to, valued & respected equally"

 

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  • Bridging The Gap Between Generations

MACS are supporting the new and exciting project Letters to our grandchildren. If you would like to get involved, please click on the image below for details of how you can get in contact with the project.

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We are operating a February 2020 holiday club, which will run from Friday 7th February 2020 to Wednesday 12th February 2020 inclusive.

 

We will be operating as follows:

  • Friday 7th February 2020 from St Cadoc's Primary School only.
  • Monday 10th February 2020 from St Cadoc's Primary School only.
  • Tuesday 11th February 2020 from both St Cadoc's Primary School and Carolside Primary School (St Joseph's holiday club users).
  • Wednesday 12th February 2020 from both St Cadoc's Primary School and Carolside Primary School (St Joseph's holiday club users).

 

Children can enjoy a fun filled activity programme. Please click here to view all the fun fill activities on offer during this holiday period.

If you require any further information on this holiday club then please contact us by email general@macs.uk.com or telephone 0141 887 0002 to advise.

  • Holiday Club - February 2020

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In the event of School Closure, due to severe weather conditions, MACS where possible will try to operate an emergency care facility from one of our registered venues.

 

As you will be aware the closure of schools due to bad weather has occurred more frequently in recent years.

 

Please note that the quickest method of contacting our parent(s) / carer(s) with up to date news, is via Email, MACS Facebook and MACS Twitter.

 

Can we ask you to check your Email, MACS Facebook and MACS Twitter for any updates?

 

NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS/ CARERS

We work proactively for parent(s) / carer(s), to find alternative venues to offer emergency care, and ask for parent(s)/ carer(s) support whilst we put these emergency procedures in place.

 

As indicated in our terms & conditions, when projects are closed, this decision is not taken lightly. In exceptional circumstances the decision to close is not ours and is due to School Lets being cancelled. We will charge full fees on this occasion and would review this policy in the event of unforeseen long-term closure.

  • Severe Weather Conditions - Emergency Care

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As the winter months approach we have to be aware of the following:

  • Travel disruptions

As our weather in the winter months is very unpredictable and we do experience travel disruptions. When this happens could you please ensure you check ahead for travel to ensure safe arrivals and departures from projects. In the event of this could you please contact the project manager if there is going to be changes for example running late or if your child is going to be collected by another authorised collector.

  • Illness

We follow NHS guidelines regarding illness. If your child has got sickness and diarrhoea, your child must not attend MACS for 48hours after last episode. If your child is going to be absent from project please inform the project manager.

  • Winter Months

Are you passionate and enthusiastic? Do you want to make a difference?

We are looking for candidates to work as an integral part of the Senior Team, promoting quality in a people centered environment, where playful learning is valued and nurtured. Professional leadership qualities are required to respond to holistic needs of all stakeholders. CPD and reflective practice is an important part of the role, you will be expected to attend and facilitate training, quality improvement and senior meetings as part of this.

For further information and to apply please click here

  • Career Opportunities

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Keeping children safe online, please follow this link to access advice from NSPCC website.

 

For further detailed information please visit our useful link page.

  • Internet Safety

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Technology can be a wonderful thing, but too much time sitting down or using mobile devices can get in the way of important, healthy activities. Click here for more tips on balancing screen use with healthy living.

  • Advice for Parents & Guardians on Social Media

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Well Done to Paula our operations manager and Matthew one of our depute managers on completing their woodland forestry training. Paula and Matthew will now implement this training with MACS staff.

  • Woodland Forestry Training

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Please check our Facebook page for photos of lost property collected at MACS St Cadoc's Summer Holiday Club, lots of items looking to return home!

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  • Lost Property

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We are delighted to say we were successful at our interview to operate out of school care at Maidenhill Primary School. If you are interested, please contact us or complete our Parent Enquiry Form for a place at our new MACS Maidenhill.

  • Maidenhill Primary School

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Please have a look on our useful links page which is located in the more tab on the top of the page. There are various helpful links for families.

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  • Useful Links

At MACS we believe in clear and transparent procedures that help understand what data we store, how it is stored, and how we dispose of it. We have updated our Privacy Policy to detail the General Data Protection Regulations and how MACS endeavours to comply with it.  To view our updated policy and our Privacy Notice please visit our Policy Page.

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