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Purchase of additional early learning and childcare

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. Places available for children aged 2-3 years are very limited and may only be available in our rural EYC's. 

  • Applications cannot be submitted prior to a child's 2nd birthday.
  • A separate application must be submitted for each individual child.
  • School holiday provision may also be available to purchase in some centres. Applications for holiday provision blocks can only be made at the following times:-
    • October 2023 - 20/06/23 - 10/09/23
    • Easter 2024 - 05/02/24 - 03/03/24
    • Summer 1 2024 - 29/05/24 - 02/06/24
    • Summer 2 2024 - 29/05/24 - 16/06/24
  • All applications will be considered on a first come first served basis and only allocated if it is possible to do so within the centre's current staffing and space allocations.

Please download/print the following PDFs for your continued information.

Purchase additional early learning and childcare application form

Attendance Options per Centre and Charges (PDF) [177KB]

Booking Date Periods and Payment Dates (PDF) [115KB]

Terms & Conditions and Payment Options (PDF) [91KB]

2023-2024 Early Years Closure Calendar (PDF) [157KB]