Early Years Centres and funded providers

Some of our centres will be able to offer a more flexible arrangement to suit the needs of parents and families. Some centres (*) will be offering 1140 hrs of funded early learning and childcare, a year earlier than the national roll out in August 2020. In those pilot Early Years Centres offering extended hours, where there are more applications than places available admission criteria will apply - view priorities for 600 hrs, view priorities for 1140 hrs. Please see application form. Please complete at your first choice early years centre.

Information on local authority Early Years Centres and funded providers

Early Years Centres


Funded providers

Alphabet Yard

South Harbour St, Ayr
Contact: Elaine Buchanan (O), Tel: 01292 260444

Busy Bees

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road
Contact: Vicki McLachlan (M), Tel: 01292 268452

Coylton Community Nursery

Claude Hamilton Hall, Coylton
Contact: Janis Meredith (M), Tel: 01292 570539

Doonvale Private Nursery

Doonholm Road, Ayr
Contact: Arnie Cartwright, Barbara Cartwright, Tel: 01292 440400

Fly High Early Learning and Childcare

13-19 Main Street, Monkton KA9 2RN
Contact: Head of Centre Lauren Blackwood, Tel: 01292 475360

Granny Smith's

22 Ayr Street, Troon
Contact: Janice Smyth (O), Christine Bond (M), Tel: 01292 316606

Kirktonholme @ Owl and Pussycat

9 James Street, Ayr
Contact: Maureen Campbell (M), Tel: 01292 266976

Marina View Nursery

131 Templehill, Troon KA10 6BQ
Contact: Fiona McCall (O) Linda Burgess (M), Tel: 01292 317031

Pine Trees

1 Ayr Road, Prestwick
Contact: Jackie Kelly (M), Tel: 01292 475372

Rosemary Logie (Childminder)

Holmston, Ayr
Tel: 07964 668230

Riverbank Nursery

Citadel Place, Ayr
Contact: Angela Nutt (M), Tel: 01292 268014

The Meadows

74 Mauchline Rd, Mossblown KA6 5DL
Contact: Kirsty Semple, Tel: 01292 521182

Wellington School

Craigweil Road, Ayr
Contact: Jimmy Cox, Tel: 01292 269321