Out of school childcare

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

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

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. Our service operates a fully staffed “walking bus” from neighbouring schools to after school.

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.


Registration paperwork, including personal plans require to be fully completed and returned to the appropriate service prior to your child starting at the club. The registration process takes approximately 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 Club Locations Operating times Cost per session
Coylton Care Club Coylton Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £7.50 per child
Dundonald Care Club Dundonald Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £7.50 per child
Muirhead Care Club Muirhead Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £7.50 per child
Mossblown Care Club Mossblown Activity Centre 3pm - 6pm £7.50 per child
Symington Care Club Symington Community Hall 3pm - 6pm £7.50 per child

An annual registration fee of £10 per family:

  • Registration week for 2016 will be from 27th to 30th June
  • New service users will register at point of service
  • Failure to register and pay registration fee on time may result in your child’s placement being delayed

Childcare services - changes

Find out about important changes to charges and registration for holiday clubs and out of school care.

Let's Play Strategy 2017 - 2020

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.

Care Inspectorate reports