About Us

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Welcome to B.A.S.I.C.’s website,

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B.A.S.I.C. (Before and After School in the Community formally known as Before and After School in Churchill) was founded more than 20 years ago by a small group of mothers, for mothers, essentially looking after each other’s children. Corner House Crèche (Early Education and Childcare) was founded several years later but essentially followed the same format, mothers looking after each other’s children.

Over the years the service has grown and developed into a successful not for profit organisation, (charity number SC024081) providing affordable childcare for all local children. It employs highly trained professional staff who are all PVG Disclosed and registered with the Scottish Social Services Council. The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate and is supported by Argyll & Bute Council and the Scottish Out of school Care Network.

What We Offer

The service is registered with the Care Inspectorate, registration number CS2015342265 to provide a Breakfast Club and After School Club for fifty children age 4-13. It is also registered to provide a crèche service for twenty children per day for children age 1-4 and a holiday club for forty-five children. The service picks up from all local schools including Rhu primary.
(An additional transport charge applies to Rhu Primary)
  • We provide affordable childcare facilities for all local children.
  • We offer crèche, breakfast club, after school club and holiday club services for children aged 1-13.
  • We are a much valued an respected local organisation, registered with the Care Inspectorate and employ highly trained , professional staff who are all disclosure checked.
Choose our wonderful facilities for your child and they can enjoy an experience judged ‘very good’ by the Care Inspectorate.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the first choice for Out of School Care and Crèche care within the Helensburgh and surrounding area.

Mission Statement

B.A.S.I.C. and Corner House Crèche are committed to providing high quality, accessible childcare in a warm, caring, safe environment where every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We support children with additional support needs and respect every child as an individual regardless of gender, culture, background or ability.

” Led and Fed by the Children; ever learning, forever growing”

What we strive to achieve

- Provide children with a safe and secure environment to play, learn and develop while their parents/carers are working, or in higher/further education.

- Widen the children’s horizons through stimulating play activities.

- To provide parents/carers with the opportunity to access respite, further education or employment.

- Encourage children to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others, promoting self-esteem.

- Encourage children to explore, appreciate and respect their environment.

- Provide children with the opportunities to express themselves, develop their own ideas, explore their emotions, and seek solutions.

- Encourage children to challenge themselves by taking calculated risks during play.
B.A.S.I.C. is supported by Argyll & Bute Council and the Scottish Out of school Care Network. Our Scottish Registered Charity Number is: SC024081