Orchard Brae Holiday Club

Holiday Club runs for Orchard Brae pupils during the following weeks:

  • First Week of the Easter Holidays
  • First 4 weeks of the Summer Holidays
  • First Week of the October Holidays

Club runs from 9am – 12pm Monday to Friday.  Children are to be dropped off and picked up from the main Orchard Brae door.  If your child is unable to attend on the day, please contact us on 01224 788950.

Each child will be matched with a member of staff who knows them and has knowledge of their additional support and care needs. 

Getting Ready for Holiday Club

To ensure that we provide a safe service for all children attending Holiday Club there are several checks to be carried out and we will write to families in advance of each session confirming what information we need.  Please return these forms even if to advise that there is no change.  Without signed consent forms in particular, your child will be unable to participate in some events.

Attending Holiday Club

We recommend that all children attend holiday club with the following:

  • Suncream
  • Outdoor/waterproof jacket
  • Hat/scarf/gloves (hopefully not needed in summertime)
  • Appropriate footwear for indoors and outdoors

Please DO NOT bring your child to Holiday Club if they:

  • Have any symptoms of COVID
  • Have tested positive for COVID
  • Are required to self-isolate for any other reason e.g. travel related reasons
  • Have a cold
  • Feel unwell or there is a change in their wellbeing
  • Have any other type of infectious disease

If you are in any doubt about whether your child is fit to attend Holiday Club, we would advise that they stay at home.  This is much easier for everyone involved and prevents a child being turned away from the door when they arrive at school.

About Orchard Brae Holiday Club

Holiday Club is a Care Inspectorate Registered Service.  The Registration Number is CS2017355980.  More information about our registration and our most recent inspection report can be found here

All staff that work in Holiday Club are required to be registered with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) and are trained and have or are working towards a professional qualification to the appropriate level in line with their job role.  All SSSC registered staff are required to adhere to the SSSC Codes of Practice – a copy can be downloaded here

Main Contacts

The Registered Managers for the Holiday Club are: –

Nicky Mcleod-Hay- NMcleod-hay@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Tracey Milne – traord@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Administrative support is provided by Jean Horner – Jhorner@aberdeencity.gov.uk


We welcome all feedback relating to playscheme.  We aim to get things right and would love for you to share with us your positive stories.  We also know that we can make mistakes and that we may need to change or improve our ways of working.  Either way, we encourage you to share your experiences with us.

In the case of a complaint, please talk to any member of staff.  We aim to resolve your complaint within 5 working days.  If you remain dissatisfied with the response you can submit a formal complaint either online or by writing to:

Customer Feedback Team
Business Hub 6
First Floor South
Marischal College
Broad Street
AB10 1AB

01224 523058

You are also able to raise a complaint directly with the Care Inspectorate who regulate our Holiday Club.  For more information visit the complaints page on their website