Holiday playschemes for children with additional support needs

Please select the links below to find out more information.

Merkland Playscheme

About the Playscheme

Merkland Playscheme in is part of East Dunbartonshire Education Early Years Team. 

This 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 Playscheme is for primary school aged children; therefore your child will not be eligible until Easter after they start P1 and will become ineligible the October after they begin S1.

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 by the Care Inspectorate. Further information on the service, including copies of Inspection Reports and grades achieved are available on the Care Inspectorate website.

How to apply for a child's place at the Playscheme

Referral may be made for your child to attend Playscheme through your child’s school, Social Worker or Educational Psychologist completing a request for assistance form for your child to attend.

Merkland playscheme 2019 dates

Easter 2019
Monday 1 April to Friday 5 April 2019
Monday  8 April to Friday 12 April 2019


Summer 2019
Friday 12 July to Friday 19 July -  No playscheme Fair Monday 15 July
Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July
Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2019


October 2019
Monday 14 October to Friday 18  October 2019

Please note that due to demand of places we will not be able to allocate your child all the dates that the Playscheme operates.

The Playscheme also hopes to hold a Family Fun Day on Saturday 20 July 2019 subject to a school let being approved and staff being available to work.  This date has still to be confirmed, a newsletter will be issued nearer the time to confirm whether or not the Family Fun Day is taking place.

Campsie View Playscheme

This summer holiday playscheme is for children with additional support needs who attend Campsie View School. Please contact Campsie View School for further information

Boghead Road
G66 4DP
Phone: 0141 955 2339
Internal Phone: 658 2000
Fax: 0141 775 3551

Email: (link sends e-mail),

Care Inspectorate reports


Campsie View