Holiday playscheme for children with additional support needs

A holiday playscheme for children with additional support needs is delivered by the Council. It is based in Merkland School, Kirkintilloch and runs during school holiday periods only. The playscheme is not a childcare facility, but is an inclusive service that offers a high staff to child ratio.

The aim is to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment in which vulnerable children feel happy and secure.

  • All children are encouraged to explore, appreciate and respect the playscheme environment.
  • Parents, carers and children are encouraged to participate and contribute to the service and also be involved in important decision making.
  • All staff are competent, confident and well-trained, and have been appropriately recruited and vetted.

The service is registered and inspected biannually by the Care Inspectorate. Further information on the service, including copies of Inspection Reports and grades achieved are available on the Care Inspectorate website. For further information on the service please see the Holiday Playscheme leaflet in the documents section of this page.