Childcare and Recreation Information Service (CARIS)

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
  • creches
  • 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

Contact Information

Childcare and Recreation Information Service
Twitter: CARIS Twitter
Facebook: CARIS Facebook
Telephone: 0345 351 3000
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