CARIS - Ayrshire, is the comprehensive source of information for registered childcare provision in North, South and East Ayrshire including childminders, nurseries, playgroups, crèches and out of school care. CARIS also provides a vast range of information for non-registered provision including parent and toddler groups, leisure and recreational activities, youth groups and music and movement classes. You can search by local authority, town, local area and postcode.

There is an online directory of services for parents, professionals and carers.  This holds a range of useful information on a variety of topics including parenting and family support, additional support needs, child protection, advice agencies and education and libraries.



  • Childcare tick

Ages Helped

  • Under 16
  • 16-19 tick
  • 19-25 tick
  • 25+ tick