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Wraparound Care

Wraparound care available for children aged 3 - 12 years

Our wraparound care provides a balance of structured and free play for your child, before and after school. Before school care starts at 7.45am and after school care continues until 6pm. We also offer a holiday club to help parents manage their work commitments over the school holidays.

Flexible care to suit your family 

During term time we offer Early Birds and After School Club. You can opt in and out of any of these, as and when it suits you. There is no upper or lower limit as to how many days you book or how many services you use per week. It really is up to you. Should you need to make any last-minute changes we will always do our best to accommodate your requests depending on availability.

Out with term time our Holiday Club is perfect for parents of Junior School children who cannot always take a break from work commitments during half term or long holidays. Children can join us for a full or half day and again this can vary on a daily as well as a weekly basis.

Children can use a combination of e-Plus services on a full-time basis and with Holiday Club you can be reassured that almost 50 weeks of care is available.

Home from home

Our wraparound care is focused on children being able to relax and have a fun time.

Although our care takes place in the school grounds, we make every effort to make it feel different and not just an extension of the school day. Our purpose-built facilities – New Ravelston for Nursery to Primary 3 children based at our Ravelston site and the Solway Centre for Primary 4 to Primary 7 children based at Queensferry Road – provide an environment where children can play with their friends, relax, socialise and have fun in a comfortable space just as they would do at home. There are also plenty of opportunities to play outdoors where the children can explore and have supervised adventures in the extensive school grounds.

For our younger children we offer unrivalled opportunities to play indoors or outdoors, irrespective of the weather.  Our older children can spend time in the cafe with friends, enjoying quiet time doing homework, or play outside. Whatever the age, there is always something on offer to keep every child happy, relaxed and occupied. During the holidays we also arrange visits to local attractions. 

Teamwork

Wraparound care is run by our e-Plus team. They have been chosen because they love working with children. Many have specialist qualifications in Early Childhood Studies, Playwork and Youth Work.

Our team work together with children to plan a programme of activities which they will enjoy. These are often theme-based and give children the opportunity to have fun through arts and crafts, physical activity and imaginative play.

Our staff are always happy to speak to parents about their child’s individual needs, so please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Additional information

  • Childcare Vouchers or the Government backed tax free childcare scheme can be used to offset the cost of e-Plus
  • Healthy snacks are included in the cost of After School Club 
  • Half days at Holiday Club run from 8.15am - 1.15pm or 1.00pm to 6.00pm. 
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For more information on our wraparound care services or to ask a specific question regarding your family's needs, please contact our e-Plus Manager on 0131 347 5844 / eplusmanager@esms.org.uk.