Easter Holidays Out of School Care – Junior World and Drakies

With Easter fast approaching, we would like to draw your attention to the out of school care that two of our settings will be providing. Junior World in Nairn and Drakies OOSC have lots of fun, stimulating activities planned. 

To book a place for your child, download the corresponding booking form below:  

Junior World

Click here to download the booking form.


Drakies OOSC

Click here to download the booking form. 

Out of School Club Easter Holiday Planners – North Kessock, Drakies & Junior World

With Easter Holidays fast approaching, you might be looking into your options for out of school care. Care and Learning Alliance manage a number of clubs offering out of school provision around the Highlands, where your children will be kept busy and stimulated. Below you will find the planners and booking forms for North Kessock Red Kites, Drakies Out of School Club, and Drakies Out of School Club:

North Kessock Red Kites

Download Holiday Planner

Download Booking Form

For more information, please contact Emma MacRae (Manager, North Kessock OSC).

Tel:  07522227354  Email: [email protected]


Drakies of Out of School Club

Download Holiday Planner

Download Booking Form

Tel: 07876542621, Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Or visit them at Drakies Primary School


Junior World Out of School Care (Nairn)

Download Holiday Planner

Download Booking Form

Please call 01667 455696


If you require any further information, please use the contact numbers above. Or you can call our Inverness office on 01463 222569.

Drakies Out of School Club – Summer Holiday Planner 2017

Summer holidays are  fast approaching and Drakies is preparing for a fun packed time. Please see our programme, which was planned with our Easter holiday children. We are taking bookings now and look forward to seeing you all.

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Click here to download the flyer as a PDF.

Click here to download the booking form for the training.

Drakies Out of School Club – March 2017 Newsletter

The following blog article was submitted by Tracy and Mandy at Drakies OOSC: 

We would like to wish Nicola a fond farewell and the best of luck in new job and welcome Mandy to our Drakies team. Mandy has previously worked on Direct Childcare and Staffbank and is currently studying towards her SVQ 3 in Childcare.

The children and staff have really appreciated our young volunteer Calvin who has been coming in as part of the High Life Highland Leadership Programme and for Saltire Award. He has been a great asset and the children love to spend time playing with Calvin.

The children enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year by painting and gluing a Chinese dragon wall display, colouring in pictures and trying various Chinese food themed snacks for the week. And what a great job they made of the display, it looks ‘fantastic’ in the words of the children.

We have currently started an under the sea theme display based on Dory and Nemo to brighten up our arts and crafts area, so watch out for that whilst in club.

Colouring in seems to be a favourite activity in club just now, where children of all ages sit and chat sociably together whilst they colour. Lego Marvel, Fifa and Minecraft are still the favourite Xbox games although more children have recently been accessing the Wii to play Just Dance. We have quite a few budding young builders whom enjoy using the blocks and lego to make new creations.

We are currently getting organised for the Easter holidays which are just around the corner so please get your bookings in soon. Planners and booking forms are available within club or online from the Care and Learning Alliance Website. Please be advised spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis with payment expected to be made two weeks prior to holiday commencement and will be non-refundable. Holiday club will run

from Thursday 6th April through to 21st April, however we will be closed Good Friday 14th April and Easter Monday 17th April. Normal after school club will resume 24th April.

Thank you to the cooperation of the school, we are now collecting children from P1 – P3 from their classes at 2.45pm which is working very well could all parents be reminded of last minute bookings to inform school so the class teacher can therefore update their list also.

Could we remind all parents of our fee paying and cancellation policies: “Invoices will be issued from the club weekly and payment will be due within 7 days. Failure to pay within 7 days could result in your child being denied access. If you wish to cancel a session please note that 48 hours’ notice is required or the session fee will be charged. Please advise the club promptly if your child is ill to avoid being charged for the session.” The finance office is tightening up on this policy so we can remain sustainable and will therefore be sending out letter 1s and 2s more efficiently.

We understand after a long day you just want to collect your child and go home however, could we please ask all parents to take a few minutes when in club to review and make any amendments necessary to their child’s enrolement form to ensure all details held are accurate. We thank you for your cooperation.

You may also want to consider providing your child with indoor shoes they can take to wear whilst in club, to maintain hygiene we ask all children to take their outdoor shoes off at the door so they do not traipse mud and dirt through the floor where they also sit and play, however during fire drills children have tried to stop to put shoes on if they have not got any on and understandably during a fire getting all children out quickly and safely is the priority so therefore if they already had something on their feet it would help with this matter.

Drakies Easter Holiday Club – Planner and Booking Form

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Click here to download the planner [MS Word].

Click here to download the booking form [MS Word].

Drakies out of School Club – February Planner

Julia has sent through the planner and booking form for Drakies out of School Club for February holidays. They have a lot of fun stuff lined up. Here’s some key information:

How do I book a place ?

To book call Drakies 07876542621 or visit, email [email protected], or [email protected]

How much does this cost ?

Cost 8am-6pm £24: half session 8am-1pm £14: 1pm-6pm £14:

How do I pay?

You will be invoiced by email and payment is due two weeks in advance and is non refundable, You can pay by BACS, CHEQUE, DEBIT CARD (ONLY BY CALLING Dingwall Office ), CASH

To learn more, click here to download the planner and booking form. [MS Word] 

Drakies Out of School Club – October Holiday Planner

CALA Childhood Practice Manager Julia McNeil has been in touch to share Drakies OOSC October holidays planner. The booking form can be downloaded by clicking here.

“School holiday time again, Drakies OOSC will be open over the October holidays 8am-6pm, with lots of fun activities planned. To book your place please complete the booking form and return to Drakies OOSC by email or in person. Payment will secure your booking. Please note updated registration form may be required – staff will advise. Looking forward to seeing you all again and welcoming new faces.”

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(click the image to see it larger).

To download the booking form, click here.

Drakies and North Kessock Holiday Club – Week 1 & 2 Recap

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Drakies and North Kessock Holiday Club is in full swing! Children and staff are taking part in lots of fun activities and making new friends while they’re at it.

Here is Tracy from Drakies to describe what they’ve been up to so far:

“Due to building works at North Kessock School, they are unable to use their usual setting, so joined up with us here at Drakies. We are very busy having lots of fun mixing with our new friends. We would also like to welcome all our new children to holiday club and hope to see you all back in October. We will continue to provide updates so make sure to check back.”

– Tracy

Click here to download Tracy’s Powerpoint presentation, showing all the fun the boys and girls of Drakies and North Kessock are having together.

Drakies Summer Out of School Club Update

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Tracy and Nicola have been in touch with an update on the Drakies Summer Holiday Out of School Club:

Children have chosen activities for the summer please bear in mind they may change. Within the Club you will see the daily plan staff will keep you informed.
Looking forward to a fun filled exciting summer holiday.

You can download the summer activity planner by clicking here.

A tale of princesses, butterflies and banana splits

Julia from Drakies Out of School Club has been in touch to share with us a story one of the children has written. Julia says:

“Phobella has been putting her creative writing into practice and has made a small story about our staff in Drakies OOSC. Hope you all enjoy Phobella’s story and her drawings. Looks like we may have a future author 🙂 ”

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“Once upon a time there lived two princesses. One was called Tracy and the other one was called Nicola. Tracey was very pretty, and so was Nicola. Tracy had a pink bed and Nicola had an orange bed. For breakfast they had pancakes and banana and toppings on their pancakes. One day Tracey went for a walk. She saw a butterfly – it was pink and green. Nicola went for a walk – she saw a butterfly as well. It was orange and blue. After their long journey they got tired so they went home and got their pyjamas on and brushed their teeth and went to bed. The next morning they had banana splits with topping on top and they lived happily ever after.”

Thanks for sharing Julia! It looks like you might have a budding JK Rowling on your hands there 🙂

Drakies Summer Holidays Out of School Club

Drakies Out of School Club are now taking bookings for their Summer Holidays OOSC. Here are Tracy and Nicola from the centre to explain more:

“Summer holidays are fast approaching, we would like to share our Drakies Summer Holiday planner and booking form with you.

There are limited spaces and they will be on a first come first served basis. The children over Easter holidays have helped choose what activities we should have. This is just a taster as we will have lots more fun activities planned nearer the time, and of course changes will be made in conjunction with the children’s choices.

Please come and visit us and collect registration and booking forms, we are open from 2.30-6pm Mon – Fri.

For further details please email [email protected] or [email protected] or telephone Drakies OOSC 07876542621. Cost over summer is full day £24 or half session 8-1 or 1-6 £14, all to be paid in advance and non refundable.

Mid morning and mid afternoon snack will be provided, you just need to provide a packed lunch and a spare set of clothes, especially if we are having sun shine ? wet ‘n’ wild play is very popular ?

We look forward to seeing you all in the Summer holidays!”

Download booking form