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Purchase of additional early learning and childcare

We are currently taking a cautious approach to the sale of any additional hours/sessions as part of our mitigations to manage the impact Covid-19 in our Early Years Centres. We will continue to review applications submitted.

We are committed to providing high quality early learning and childcare experiences for all our children, where they gain vital language and learning skills and improve their social development in a high quality early learning and childcare setting.

To support children and families in South Ayrshire, where places are available in our Local Authority Early Years Centres, parents/carers can apply to purchase early learning and childcare in addition to their 1140 hours entitlement.

For those children aged 2 years and 3-5 years currently accessing early learning and childcare, an application can be made to purchase additional attendance options at the centre your child currently attends.

For children aged 2 years, not currently accessing early learning and childcare, who are resident within South Ayrshire, an application can be made to purchase attendance options at any centre with 2 year old provision.

Applications cannot be submitted prior to a child's 2nd birthday.

School holiday provision may also be available to purchase in some centres.

Any bookings will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Application form

Purchase additional early learning and childcare application form

Charges

Please note rates for bookings over lunchtime do not include provision of food/meal. Parents/carers must provide lunch in the form of a packed lunch or if available a school meal can be purchased for children attending full days or over lunchtime.

Additional EYC session charges
 Children aged 2-3 yearsChildren aged 3-5 years
AM or PM session (4 hrs 45 mins)£19.00£16.50
Extended Full Day 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.£40.00£35.00

Wed AM or PM session

(8 a.m. - 2.15 p.m) or (11.45 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

£25.00£21.50
Full Day 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.(Term Time only)£24.00£21.00
1/2 hr rate£2.00£1.75
1 hr rate£4.00£3.50

A discount of 20% will be applied to the second and any subsequent children for additional hours applications made at the same time. 

For children aged 3 who have not started their funded sessions charges will be made at the rate for children aged 2-3.

 

Blocks and payment dates

Block

Weeks covered

Booking deadline date

Payment date

2

29/11/21 - 21/12/21

18/10/21

17/11/21

3

06/01/22 - 04/02/22

 

07/11/21

 

08/12/21

4

07/02/22/ - 04/03/22

 

12/12/21

 

26/01/22

5

07/03/22 - 31/03/22

23/01/22

23/02/22

Easter

04/04/22 - 14/04/22

Application available Jan/Feb 2022

 

6

19/04/22 - 27/05/22

06/03/22

06/04/22

7

31/05/22 - 28/06/22

18/04/22

18/05/22

Summer 1

30/06/22 - 29/07/22

Application available April 2022

 

Summer 2

01/08/22 - 19/08/22

Application available April 2022

 

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