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Out of school care

South Ayrshire Council provides affordable, quality out of school care for children aged 3 – 14 years.

Care clubs

All clubs are registered with the Care Inspectorate and operate with staff that are qualified in line with the Scottish Social Services Council.

Staff are employed to provide child centered play experiences for children which meet their individual needs and promote a safe and secure environment.

The children are collected from their schools by members of staff, who are clearly identifiable in our uniform and ID badges.

South Ayrshire Council Childcare Services have a daily fun programme led by children which enables your child explore, create, investigate, build friendships, learn new skills, craft, discover and have fun!

Activities available include:

  • IT equipment
  • Creative arts and crafts
  • Energetic physical and outdoor play
  • Science activities
  • Board games
  • Movie days
  • Woodwork
  • Construction
  • Imaginary play
  • Textiles and fashion
  • Music and dance
  • Homework opportunities supported by staff
  • A range of age appropriate toys such as construction kits, train sets, dolls and a dolls house, dressing up etc. are provided for free play at every session.

Our service operates a fully staffed “walking bus” from neighbouring schools to the activity center.


Registration paperwork requires to be completed and returned to the appropriate service prior to your child starting at the club. The registration process takes approx 2 days to complete so please speak to us in advance of your childcare needs.

Childcare clubs are located at:

Care club forms

Care club prices

Care ClubLocationsOperating timesCost per session
Coylton Breakfast ClubCoylton  Primary School7.30am - 9am£3.20
Coylton Care ClubCoylton Activity Centre3pm - 6pm£6.50/£5.50 per sibling
Dundonald Care Club Dundonald Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £6.50/£5.50 per sibling
Muirhead Care Club Muirhead Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £6.50/£5.50 per sibling
Mossblown Care Club Mossblown Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £6.50/£5.50 per sibling
Symington Care Club Symington Community Hall 3pm - 6pm £7.00

School holiday childcare

South Ayrshire Council provides childcare for children aged 3 - 14 yrs at affordable prices during Easter and Summer holidays at Dundonald and Mossblown activity centres. For more information please visit our school holiday activities section.

Childcare and Recreation Information Service (CARIS)

For further information and advice on local childcare provision, please visit the Childcare and Recreation Information Service (CARIS) website.

This site provides details of childminders, nurseries, playgroups, crèches, out of school care, parent and toddler groups, leisure activities, recreational activities, youth groups, and parenting & family support for the whole of Ayrshire.

CARIS can also provide you with information to help you decide on a particular type of childcare suitable to your needs.

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