Play, Creche and Out of School Care

Play Services will be in a variety of rural and urban areas throughout the summer holidays.


Play Services provide and create stimulating and supportive play environments and activities for children and young people aged Primary 1 to Primary 7. These events can be held within local community centres, schools, and community halls during holiday periods within all Stirling communities on a rotational basis throughout the year.

Playschemes are fun and accessible play opportunities for children and families, offering 3 to 4 hours of childcare during holiday periods, or after school play schemes throughout the rotational year.

Playschemes are events booked in advance.

Play in the Park

We provide Play in the Park events, which are free for children and families; these take place throughout the year during Easter, Summer, and October school holidays within open green spaces or within play parks in the Stirling Council area. Our team set up a variety of marquees to provide a wide range of intergenerational play activities for children and families to access over a 3 hour period.

Creche Services

Who can book a Creche?

Local authority services, communities, training groups and other organisations book us to set up and staff creche facilities in conjunction with:

  • conferences
  • public meetings
  • training,
  • adult education
  • and sport and leisure activities.

The creche service is available 7 days a week, 51 weeks of the year across central Scotland and is tailored to meet the individual needs and requirements of the service users.

Activities, costs, numbers, staffing ratios and safety measures are all discussed when you make an enquiry. The service is regulated and inspected by the Care Inspectorate against the Health and Social Care Standards. All practitioners are registered with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC).

Setting Up an Out of School Care Service

This guide contains everything you need to think about, and do, in order to start up an Out of School Care Service in Scotland.

This step-by-step guide to setting up an out of school care service will take you from the initial stages of measuring demand and designing the service according to the needs of users within your local community, to the necessary processes required for actually setting up the service.

The guide includes information on relevant legislation and how to comply; information about, and contact details for, relevant regulatory bodies as well as good practice and handy hints and tips for running a successful and quality childcare service.