All BOSCA staff members have an obligation to fulfil the requirements of their regulatory body the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to continue their professional development. Staff can choose between Playwork offered through the SVQ route or alternatively Child Care and Learning through NC and HNC. Senior staff must have an SVQ Level 3 award or an HNC as a minimum and the manager must hold a BA degree. Some BOSCA staff are working towards a nursing or teaching degree that allows them to register with the SSSC. BOSCA is a member of the local childcare forum (Glasgow West Central) where Beverly sits on the board. The forum has established a rolling training programme that gives our staff regular access to courses in Food Hygiene, First Aid, Infection Control, Health and Safety and Child Protection. These are renewable every three years. Staff also have the opportunity , either through the forum or initiated by us, to do courses in Outdoor play, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Quality Assurance, Arts and Crafts, Challenging Behaviour and many more. All BOSCA staff make the most of opportunities offered to further their personal professional development and for the benefit of all service users.
Hi I’m Beverly Anderson I am the Manager of a great team. I came to BOSCA from a nursing background many years ago. I have a number of qualifications that include a HNC in Childcare & Education, ILM in Business Management and a BA in Childhood Practice.
My name is Susan Brown. I am the Assistant Manager. I have been part of the BOSCA team since 2003, first as a student and then senior playworker. I have a HNC in Childcare and Education and currently working towards a PDA in Childhood Practice Level 9.
Hi I’m Gemma Parker. I have worked at BOSCA since 2008. I have a SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Playwork. I also work at morning Bosca and I am a full time member of the Bosca team.
My name is Stewart Gray. I came here in 2009 to gain my Queen’s Badge from the Boys Brigade and became part of the BOSCA team. I have a degree in Computer Science and am currently working towards an SVQ 3 in Playwork. I also work at morning BOSCA.
Hi I’m Gary Hartness. I also came to BOSCA as a volunteer doing my Queen’s Badge and I now work two afternoons a week. I am studying Biomedical Engineering at University.
Hi I’m Cheryldean Russell. I started working in 2014. I have a SVQ 2 in Playwork am studying at college for my Level 3. I also work at morning BOSCA.
Hi I’m Catriona Nicolson. I started working at BOSCA at the end of 2014. I volunteer at a local primary school and also work at morning BOSCA.
Hi I’m Polly Brown. I started working at BOSCA in 2014. I am in the second year of my Psychology degree. I love working with the kids at BOSCA (and the staff).
My name is Karen McCormick. I have an HNC in Child Care and Education and have worked in childcare for nearly 20 years. I am Happy to be part of the BOSCA team.
Hi I’m Martin Edgar. I am working at BOSCA to promote sport and physical play. I am currently studying at college for my HNC in Sports Development and Coaching.
Hi I’m Chelsea O’Neil. I joined the BOSCA team last year. I also work as a Carer. I have an NC in social care and currently at college doing an SVQ 3 in Playwork.
Hi I’m Winnie Gibb. I joined the team to work with the BOSCA kids. I have a degree in History and hope to teach in the future.