Extended Early Learning and Childcare hours

This consultation is now closed. If you have any queries please contact our Education Service.

We need your views to help inform how East Ayrshire's Early Years Service will develop to meet the needs of our local communities. 

In August 2014, all eligible children aged three and four years, as well as two year olds who are, or have been since turning two, looked after and accommodated by the local authority, or who are subject to a Kinship Care Order, will be entitled to 600 hours of Early Learning and Childcare, an increase of 125 hours per year.

At present we offer 5 x 2.5 hour sessions, either morning or afternoon, within school term times. It is our intention to develop a more flexible service which better meets the needs of children and parents in our local communities. 

We are inviting parents and carers to have their say on how the extra hours may be delivered. 

Please complete our online survey

You can also download the surveyand return it to your local Early Childhood Centre or Partner Provider

Further information

Email jean.mcmaster@east-ayrshire.gov.ukwith any comments. 

For further information please contact your local Early Childhood Centre

We look forward to working with you to develop our Early Years Services. 

Contact Information

Early Learning and Childcare
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU
Telephone: 01563 576004
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