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 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 2021 dates

Easter 2021
Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April


Summer 2021
Monday 12 July to Friday 30 July


October 2021
Monday 11 October to Friday 15 October

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


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