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DOOSC May 2017


We were very lucky to be asked to design and create a Common Riding window display for Lyndsay & Gilmour Pharmacy this year. The children all gave suggestions and ideas of what they wanted to make and collectively decided upon and picture of the cornet on his horse, along with a Common Riding flag and rosette. With the recent beautiful weather, our photograph really doesn’t capture how fantastic it looks…why not pop along and see it for yourself!

 The children have also been enjoying playing outside on the large loose parts. They have been working together and on their own, trying out new tricks and improving their balance and co-ordination in the process!

 We also recently finished planting and hanging our “Welly Wall” in our outdoor area. The colours from the flowers and welly boots really do brighten up the area, while also offering the children a sensory experience.

Common Riding Opening Hours

Due to the local holiday, DOOSC will be open 7.30am until 3.20pm on Thursday 8th June. School is expected to finish at 10.30am; however, we are happy to collect children from then.

Our opening times over the holiday are below:

·          Thursday 8th June 8-3.15pm

o    Please note we will be serving our annual Common Riding breakfast, if you still require your breakfast club booking, or would like to book your child in, please speak to a member of staff to confirm it. Thank you.

·          Friday 9th June                      CLOSED

·          Monday 12th June  7.30am-6pm

Please speak to a member of staff to confirm any bookings or cancellations.

Summer Holidays at DOOSC

Our Summer Holiday Activity Programme is almost complete and will be available from the Club after the Common Riding festivities.

It is packed full of exciting trips and activities; however, we must remind you that spaces are limited and places will be given on a first come, first place basis. In order to avoid disappointment, we urge you to contact the club as soon as possible to make your bookings or discuss your childcare needs.

Please note that for holidays and in-service days, cancellations made with 2 weeks or more will not be charged.

 DOOSC Online Survey and Member Feedback

We recently held an online survey giving you the chance to give us feedback on new resources to purchase. We also asked the children to give us their ideas. Here are the results. 


We have recently welcomed 2 new members onto our Committee. We are looking forward to working alongside them and hearing their input and ideas for DOOSC.

You may or may not be aware that DOOSC is an independent business and charity. We run successfully without support from SBC, or grant funding. We are proud to give good quality and affordable care to local children, and to provide full time employment for four Hawick folk. The club is run by a dedicated board of directors and committee members who are all volunteers.

Details of our next meeting are below, if you are interesting in coming along, please speak to a member of staff or committee.

DATE: Date to be confirmed



Opening times

We are open from 7:30am until 6:00pm, Monday-Friday 50 weeks of the year. We close for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period and on Common Riding Friday.

A bit about Drumlanrig Out of School Club LTD (DOOSC)

Drumlanrig out of school club is a professional childcare service that offers childcare for children from 3 years to S1. Our staff are highly experienced and all hold relevant qualifications, In accordance to the requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Our Furthermore, we embrace the play principles.

You can therefore, be confident that our service is inclusive, diverse and of high quality.

DOOSC is a charity and is ran by a parental board. We welcome parents input into our service and encourage them to have their say in what happens at the club. If you would like to be part of the board or come to a board meeting, please ask a member of staff for details.

Look out for us in the school newsletter and notice boards for more information on what's happening at DOOSC, or follow the link on the school website!


We are an inclusive club, and welcome all children from the age of 3 to S1. A one-of administration of £5 is applicable on joining. We will review care plans every six months to insure out records are up to date, however, we will ask that parents keep us informed of any changes regarding your childs  membership as they occur.

Children with regular places during term time are not automatically booked in during in-service days and holidays. Places will be taken on a first come first serve basis, so early booking is advisable.

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