JANUARY 2021 UPDATE - please note that the Club unfortunately is once again closed during this lockdown period. Apologies. we look forward to welcoming our users back as soon as it is safe to do so.
GREAT NEWS! ALLSORTS AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB RE-OPENED MONDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2020!
First week under our belts, and we must send out a huge thank you to all of our service users for your understanding, patience and co-operation in ensuring the re-opening of the Club has gone smoothly and safely! We hope the children are as glad to be back, as we are to see them all :)
If you are on our mailing list you will have received e-mail containing all the information you will need in advance of the service re-opening. If you haven't received this e-mail, please contact Carla at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Please check out our library for the revised Allsorts handbook (or click here) - this contains lots of information regarding changes to our service as a result of COVID-19, how we are managing and mitigating risk, and what you can do to help. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about the contents of the handbook, thank you!
Who we are...
Allsorts is a registered provider of out of school care for children aged three and over.
We are based in Dornoch, our home is in the Canteen of Dornoch Academy which is close to our enchanted forest.
Allsorts runs an afterschool club for children attending school in Dornoch, and in the holidays we run Puddle Jumpers in partnership with Highlife Highland - providing all-day holiday care for children from many of the schools around the Dornoch Firth area. Both services are regulated by the Care Inspectorate.
Allsorts is run by a volunteer board of directors and part-time members of staff. There are still vacancies for board members if interested, please get in touch.
In the club, Manager Carla Gallon very capably oversees our fantastic team. Playworkers Martin Mackenzie, Jade Buchanan and Lynn Cairns are in charge of the day to day running of the club, each bringing a bit of themselves to our programme of play.
Our holiday programme Puddle Jumpers is created and delivered by staff who make it a fun and enjoyable experience during the holidays.
Our ethos of providing creative, imaginative and challenging play experiences - outside where possible, and largely focussing on culture and heritage is based on our observations about how well children learn and engage when they are at play.
Allsorts is well loved by the children that attend, and well appreciated by the parents that use our service - feedback from child and parent surveys has been positive and constructive, and as a community-run organisation, we use this feedback to shape the service as we go on.
As well as this, Allsorts has been commended and endorsed by partner agencies and registered bodies such as The Care Inspectorate, who visited the club in 2013 to film the children in the enchanted forest - as an example of quality outdoor play. We are featured on the Care Inspectorate Hub - where they showcase best practice.
Play Scotland invited us to speak about the benefits of delivering risky play experience at their Highland Conference in March 2015 - Playworker Jenny's talk went down a storm (although the audience may have been nervous- she had brought along her bow and arrow)
In June 2015 The Commission for Childcare Reform featured us in their final report as a case study - focussing on innovations such as the lift to and from Tain and the partnership working that Allsorts has undertaken in order to thrive.
In September 2012, Dornoch Allsorts After School Club received a Commendation from Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children & Young People at the Nancy Ovens Awards for Play. The club was commended for its "community partnership approach to creating opportunities for children to have great fun and free play experiences in the outdoors".
Allsorts is registered with The Care Inspectorate (registration CS2003008589) to care for 24 children aged 3-15 years.
To book, or find out about a visit to the club contact us on the Allsorts Mobile -
Email Carla Gallon
Email Kim Tewnion
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Dornoch Allsorts After School Club - Scottish Charity Number SC034176