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Holiday Care Clubs

South Ayrshire Holiday Care Clubs offer fun filled programmes for children during school holidays, October, Easter and Summer. Our Holiday Care Clubs are registered with and regulated by the Care Inspectorate and take children aged 3 - 14 years old.

Where can I access childcare during the school holidays?

South Ayrshire Council deliver Holiday Care Clubs from:-

Dundonald Holiday Club 
Dundonald Activity Centre
Castle Drive
Dundonald
KA2 9EP
Monday 1st July - Thursday 15th August 2024

Dalmilling Holiday Club
Dalmilling Primary School
Ayr 
KA7 0PD
Monday 1st July - Thursday 15th August 2024

What are the charges?

From July 2024 Holiday Care Club charges will be:-

  • Full day (8.30am - 5.30pm)   £21.90
  • Half day (8.30am - 1pm/1pm - 5.30pm) £13.14
  • Full week (Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm ) £98.56   

If you are not already registered with the After School service, you will require to pay an annual £10 registration fee per family.

All payment must be made 14 days in advance to secure your child/s place. No refunds will be given for places booked and paid for and not used.

We accept many of the government childcare voucher schemes; you may be eligible for help with your childcare costs through Working Families Childcare Tax Credits.

Please see full Terms and Conditions for more information.

What will my child do whilst at the Holiday Club?

South Ayrshire Council Childcare Service's aim to deliver high quality childcare which supports children to be happy, make friends and develop skills for life.   

We want your child to enjoy their time with us and will consult with them as they join the clubs. If there is anything in particular that you think we could provide or a specific interest your child has please let us know.

Dundonald and Dalmilling Summer Holiday Club

We recognise that during school holidays children in our care want to have fun, play with their friends, learn new skills, be creative and active.

We will consult with children and families to create a programme of activities, opportunities and experiences for the summer holidays. We want to find out what children are interested in and what matters to them. Reviewing and reflecting weekly will help us provide activities and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful.

We will still provide a daily routine such as snacks and lunch along with fresh air, outdoor play and experiences in the community.  

How do I book a place at the holiday club?

Places for the Summer Holiday Club are very limited, if you are looking to book a space please contact childcareservices@south-ayrshire.gov.uk             

Please Note: Making an application does not guarantee a place.  Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Confirmation of availability, charges and how to pay will be sent to you via email.

Where our services are full a waiting list will apply.

Our services will operate with a minimum of 10 bookings. If we are unable to operate a service due to insufficient bookings we will give you 7 days' notice and we will offer to transfer your booking to another South Ayrshire Council service, where operating or provide a refund.

Will I need to provide lunch and snack for my child?

Yes. Please provide your child with a healthy packed lunch and 2 healthy snacks and drinks for the morning and/or afternoon depending on your bookings. Please ask staff for information on healthy snacks and lunches.

For further information please contact ChildcareServices@south-ayrshire.gov.uk or call the team on 01292 612029.