August 2018 Registration

Registration is now open for Primary 1 children starting School in August 2018.

If you are interested then please contact us and we can arrange for you to visit us in the service.

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February Newsletter

Please find attached our February newsletter.

These will be published at the start of every month and will have information on up and coming events.

There will also be an downloadable copy of the handbook attached to this post.

As always if you have any queries then please speak to a senior member of staff.

Fun Lodge Newsletter February 2018


Fun Lodge Handbook

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone and we hope you all had a nice break!

Our January newsletter has been sent out to everyone and I have attached a copy.

Fun Lodge newsletter January 2018

February Mid Term is fast approaching and the deadline for sending us your requirements is Thursday 18th January, i have attached a booking form.

February holiday letter 2018

Fun Lodge as always will be celebrating Burns day and we hope to have vegetarian haggis for all the children to try, there will also be a range of crafts for the children.

Valentines Day and Chinese New Year are also coming up so we will be planning activities for  these occasions.

Hopefully when the weather drys up we will be able to take the children outdoors for some fun with the torches, this is a great way  for the children to explore the church grounds and get a chance to have outdoor play.

This term our snack menu will consist of Soup, Beans on Toast and pasta as well as our toast options Butter, Jam, Banana, Cheese and Chocolate Spread.

Our AGM has been arranged for Wednesday 24th January, 6.30pm at Merrylea Parish Church (Fun Lodge Premises)

We hope for a good turnout and are always looking for more parents/carers to become board members. If you would like to know more about the AGM or about what it entails being a board member then please ask a member of staff or email funlodge@virginmedia.com we hope to see as many of you there as possible!

AGM notice letter January 2018

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Winter 2017

Fun Lodge has had an action packed few months with lots going on for the children.

Staff have undertaken training with SAIA (Scottish Attachment in Action), have attended the SOSCN information session regarding the new care standards and have regularly been attending the Glasgow South East forum meetings.

Children enjoyed a Halloween party wearing fancy dress and taking part in themed games. The primary 6 and 7 children have completed the Young Leader Play Training. The children took part in a dance workshop and 2 sports workshops from UTD sports. On Tuesday 12th December we had the Shoogalie Road Productions out to perform Beauty and the Beast Pantomime for all the children. Everyone who attended had an excellent time and we raised money for Cash for Kids by asking all the children to wear festive tops and the parents made donations to this great cause.

We have also been celebrating Chanukah by lighting the Chanukiah and eating Doughnuts as part of our traditional Chanukah treat.

The children have been making festive crafts during all of this and we will have some seasonal dvd’s playing throughout the final week of term.

School closes at 2.30pm on Wednesday 20th December and Fun Lodge will collect from the schools at this time.

We are also offering a full day service on Thursday 21st December from 8am – 6pm.

The staff at Fun Lodge would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year.


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Care Inspectorate Updated Concerns and Complaints Procedure

Attached below is the updated Concerns and Complaints procedure.

This has been effective from 1st November 2017.

Listed below are the changes that were made –
– Our definition of complaint has changed to ensure it is about care and support.
– We have introduced a triage team of inspectors who contact complainants within 48 hours to listen to their concern, risk assess the complaint and identify the best method to resolve the concern.
– There are different methods of resolving complaints – this includes noting some complaints as intelligence, frontline resolution of the complaint with the complained against and provider resolution where we refer the complaint to the service to resolve. Complaints assessed as high risk will be investigated by the Care Inspectorate.
– We have introduced a post investigation review process – both the complainant and the complained against will be able to ask for a post investigation review of the complaint outcome.

If you have any queries relating to this please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff or contact the Care Inspectorate directly.


Kind Regards

Fun Lodge



New Term

We have had a busy couple of months at Fun Lodge with lots going on.

W have just finished another successful Holiday Club with 26 children attending throughout the week. We had trips to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Victoria Park as well as lots of fun activities in and around the church.

We have started our Young Leaders Play Training, we have had 2 sessions so far with a further 5 to follow, there is 9 children participating in this and so far all seem to have been enjoying the sessions.

We had a sports workshop from UTD Sports, this was based around Handball and all the children learned the rules of the game and got the chance to put the skills they had learned into practice with some mini games. UTD Sports will be back with us on Thursday 2nd November for a Dance Workshop and then again on the 7th November for another Sports Workshop.

Soup is back on the snack menu and the children have been enjoying going into the kitchen to make this. We serve soup for snack the day after the children have made it.

Susan has been making Slime with some of the children over the past 2 weeks and they are all loving it, the children that haven’t had an opportunity yet are desperate to make it and hopefully we can continue this throughout the coming weeks.

Our Halloween Party will be on Tuesday the 31st October and fancy dress is optional, if you attend on a Tuesday then we look forward to having some extra fun on that day.

As always if you have any queries about anything that happens at Fun Lodge please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

Kind Regards
Fun Lodge

Care Inspectorate Report

Fun Lodge recently had an inspection from the Care Inspectorate.

Kara Doonan came out unannounced on Wednesday 24th May and came back on Thursday 25th May to complete the inspection.

Attached is the published report.

Inspection Report – Fun Lodge

New Term August 2017

Welcome back to all our Fun Lodge users and an extra special welcome to all our new children and their carers.

Attached at the bottom of this post is our Fun Lodge newsletter for August 2017

We welcome back one new staff member to our team, James Taylor. James will be returning to the team on Monday 11th September to replace Andrew Kerr. Andrew is heading off to University to study Primary Teaching. We wish Andrew all the best on his new venture.

With winter fast approaching, outdoor play will continue wherever possible and we will be back to using our downstairs hall on Wednesdays.  Soup making will soon be back on our agenda as well as many new activities.

We will be sending out Parent Evaluation forms to all our Holiday Club users and Term Time users, if you could take the time to fill these forms out it would be greatly appreciated. Fun Lodge needs your continued feedback to sustain the high quality of the service.

Fun Lodge are looking at the viability of opening at the September holiday Monday (25th) and the October week (Monday 16th – Friday 20th) Emails will be sent out in due course and the booking letters will be attached at the bottom of this post, the reply date is Monday 11th September.

Care Plans are still on going – if your child is new to the setting and you wish to know more about our care plans please ask a member of staff.
If you have any issues with anything to do with care plans please speak with a staff member.

We are still using our notice board to communicate with all our users so please keep an eye out for this when entering the setting.

Our suggestion boxes for both the children and their guardians are always out on display in our small room should you wish to comment on the daily running of the setting.

Thank you, as always, for your co-operation and support.

Fun Lodge

Fun Lodge newsletter August 2017

September holiday letter 2017

October Playscheme Letter 2017

Fun Lodge Handbook

Fun Lodge now has a Handbook for all our service users.

This has been developed over the past few months with input from the staff, parents and the children who attend.

At present there is a hard copy in the setting if anyone wishes to view this and there will be an electronic copy uploaded to the website in due course.

We hope you all enjoy reading through it.


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Summer Holiday Club 2017

Summer is fast approaching and although it is a busy time for everyone with people going on holiday and moving schools it is also an extremely busy time for Fun Lodge as we will be having our 18th Summer Playscheme.

We will be running every day through the Summer from Wednesday the 28th of June until Monday the 14th of August.

As always we will be going on loads of different outings ranging from local parks all the way to Millport. We will also have workshops in throughout the Summer and there will be lots of fun activities for everyone to take part in.

The deadline for booking in is Monday the 15th May.

Once the numbers are finalised we will plan and send out the completed programme for the holidays.

Summer booking form 2017