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Childcare Facilities… Lochwinnoch caters for children of all ages.  New mother/father?  Don't feel isolated.  Parents' and Toddlers allows both parents and children to socialise in a relaxed environment.  Playgroup and Nursery cater for older toddlers in a slightly more structured environment, and once at school, there are childminder and out of school facilities to support working parents.


Lochwinnoch Childminding Group

If you are looking for childcare within the locality, Lochwinnoch Childminding Group can offer professional childcare in a caring and nurturing home environment.  The group has been active within Lochwinnoch village for almost 20 years, giving support to families with children aged 0 to 12 years.  Children are encouraged to develop within a safe and stimulating setting, where a wide range of resources and activities are tailored to suite the individual child’s age and stage of development. A high standard of childcare is ensured through professional development, and by meeting the standards as specified by the Care Commission.

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The village nursery is attached to the local primary school and provides nursery places for children aged 3 and 4. Places are 5 days per week either morning or afternoon.

Calder Street

When : Mon-Fri 9.00am – 11.30am
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Info : caters for children from 3yrs to 5yrs
Contact : 01505 842583


Child's Play Out of School Care

Child's play out of school care provide before and after school care for school aged children attending Lochwinnoch primary and s1 and s2 of Johnstone high. We are based in the assembly hall at Lochwinnoch primary and operate from 8-9am for breakfast club and 3-6pm for after school care. We also provide full day care from 8-6pm during school holidays. At child's play we have fully qualified staff who provide stimulating and fun experiences for the children including arts and crafts, messy play, outdoor and physical play, as well as visits to the library and local park. We also have a wide range of games for inside and out, a role play corner and chill out zone with library, a computer area and much more to ensure the children enjoy spending time at child's play.

For more information, availability and prices please contact the staff on 07852 986 525 or email us

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Telephone: 07852 986525




McKillop Institute

Closed November 2015


Parent & Toddlers

When : Mon/Wed 9.30am – 11.00am
Price : £1.50 per family per session
Info : caters for children from 0yrs to 5yrs
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The group meets for an informal play and activity session in the McKillop Institute. At £1.50 per session, it’s a bargain – the children get a snack, tire themselves out and parents can sit down for a coffee and chat!