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Childcare And Recreation Information Service (CARIS) Ayrshire is the comprehensive source of online information on all childcare provision covering North, South and East Ayrshire council areas including:

  • childminders
  • nurseries and Early Years establishments
  • playgroups
  • crèches
  • out of school care
  • ante and pre schooling

CARIS provide a range of information available on registered and non-registered provision including:

  • parent and toddler groups
  • leisure activities
  • recreational activities
  • youth groups
  • after-school clubs

You can search by:  

  • local authority
  • town
  • local area
  • postcode.

CARIS has an online directory of services for parents, professionals and carers. This holds an extensive range of useful information on a variety of topics including:

  • Parenting and family support
  • Additional support needs
  • Child protection
  • Advice agencies
  • Education and libraries


CARIS - Ayrshire
Childcare and Recreation Information Service
Springvale Resource Centre
Sannox Drive
KA21 6JG
Telephone: 0345 351 3000
Follow us on Twitter: @CARISAyrshire
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