18 April, 2009


Northern Area Community Information | Child Care

Families Centre Community Crèche - Dinky Dolphins
Dinky Dolphin's crèche is for the use of children ander three from families in the forces community. We offer a respite care for busy parents / gaurdians who are in need of a few hours in the mornings to themselves or to attend appointments etc. without the children. All members of staff are Disclosure Scotland vetted.

Opening Times

Dinky Dolphin's Creche

Monday: 9:15am to 11:15am
Tuesday: 9:15am to 11:15am
Wednesday: 9:15am to 11:15am
Thursday: 9:15am to 11:15am
Friday: 9:15am to 11:15am

Once given, children's spaces are guaranteed until they attend pre-school and payment must be made one month in advance. To cancel your child's space we ask for 4 weeks notice where possible.

Dinky Dolphin's Creche
Families Centre
Churchill Square
Helensburgh G84 9HL

Phone Icon Phone: 01436 678029 / 679526 - Sarah or Leanne

Clyde Nursery
Clyde Nursery is a purpose built setting on the banks of the Gareloch, just outside Faslane Naval Base at the South Gate.

The nursery has been built and equipped with lots of imagination and flair to offer childcare and education to children 6 weeks to 5 years.   We offer a first class quality service to meet the needs of civilian and naval personnel from Glen Douglas, Coulport and Faslane Naval Bases.

The nursery is staffed with Qualified Nursery Nurses, Nursery Assistants (who hold a childcare qualification) and Nursery Trainee’s – the one thing they all have in common is their love for children and we all work together to create a happy, homely atmosphere for your child.

We are open 07.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday,

Clyde Nursery is also in Partnership with the Local Authority, therefore can offer pre school commission placing for your child, commencing the term after their 3rd birthday.

If you wish any further information, please contact Carrie Bird (Nursery Manager) on 01436 821698 or via Faslane Ext 3499

Email Email: clydenursery@btconnect.com

Phone Icon Phone: 01436 821698

Corner House Crèche
The crèche is housed in the brightly decorated downstairs accommodation of the Corner House, 13, Smugglers Way, Rhu. Priority is given to military families although we are delighted to welcome children from the wider community.

The Crèche is run by two dedicated carers one of whom is a qualified teacher. Both members of staff have enhanced Disclosure certificates from Disclosure Scotland and are first aid trained.

We are registered with the SPPA (Scottish pre-school play association) and receive annual inspections from our regulatory body "The Care Commission".

Each session is carefully designed to develop the child as a whole and is divided into both free play and more structured play, with the children being free to choose what they do during any particular session.

We provide a wide variety of carefully planned activities including outdoor play, role-play, sand and water, playdough, art and craft, construction, baking and music.

"Snack time", is an important feature of our day and we provide the children with a choice of milk, water or juice and also a healthy snack, which we all sit down and enjoy together. Each session ends with story time and music and movement.

The Crèche is open during term time.

Tuesday: 0915 - 1215 | 1230 - 1430
Wednesday: 0915 - 1215 | 1230 - 1430
Thursday: 0915 - 1215 | 1230 - 1430
Friday: 0915 - 1215

Places are taken on a half-termly basis and children are free to bring a packed lunch on Wednesday or Thursday if the parent wishes them to stay all day.

We are a totally self-funding and non-profit making facility and enjoy an excellent relationship with HM Naval Base Clyde and the local community, which we believe enhances the quality of care which we are able to offer the children.

Our overall aim is to provide quality care in a safe and welcoming environment where each child can grow in confidence and develop as an individual.

We welcome visits from anyone considering taking up a place for their child and would be delighted to answer any further questions you may have.

Please feel free to contact Kathryn or Janet on 01436 820042 during crèche hours

The Corner House Crèche
13 Smuggler's Way

Phone Icon Phone: 01436 820042

Email E-mail: cornerhouse@hotmail.com

BASIC (Registered Childcare for Primary School Children)
Basic is a care community registered child-care facility catering for all children of Primary School age: P1 - P7. and offering a range of activities, such as arts and crafts, dough craft, games, computer games and video.

It is open to all parents/guardians who work, attend educational courses or are in need of respite care.

It is committed to offering parents a choice of affordable, safe and registered child-care within the local community. Each child's needs are treated individually, working in partnership with parents. BASIC runs during the school term, school holidays and in-service days but is closed at Christmas.

All staff are vetted with disclosure Scotland and the majority are qualified to level 2 SVQ in Playwork.

The Group is run on a day to day basis by registered members of staff, led by a staff management committee and other registered child-care workers. They are dependant on fund-raising activities to replace and replenish materials and equipment for the activities offered. Fees are charged to cover staff wages and school collections.

We are now offering the Breakfast Club including breakfast and travel to school.

BreakfastClub: 08.00 - 09.00 Monday to Friday. Cost £2.50
After School: 1430 - 1800 (including collection from school and a snack) (fees £6.20 per day per child with a 10% discount for 2 children or more from the same family.)
School Holidays: 0800 - 1800 (Providing sufficient children attending and exc. Christmas) (£12.50 per day per child for those already attending the after school club and £15.00 for those not)
Bank Holidays: (Available if sufficient children attending)

Court Martial Suite
Churchill Square

Phone Icon Phone: 01436 679666 (During working hours)


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