Out of School Care & Daycare Services
Mossbank Childcare Services
Breakfast Club - 8:00 to 9:15 (3 years to 14 years)
Daycare - 0900 – 5:00 (for 2 year olds)
Daycare - 0800 – 5:00 (for 3 – 4 year olds. Most will have funded placements in Nursery)
Kidzone Out Of School Club - 3:15 – 5:15 (3 years – 14 years)
Duration of Service – 50 weeks per year. Two weeks Christmas Shutdown
‘Hame Fae Hame’
Main Street Scalloway.
0800 till 1800
Provides Daycare and Out of School Care
Fox Lane Lerwick
Islesburgh out of School Care Service
King Harald Street
Provides after school care term time 1500 to 1730 and daycare during school holidays 0830 - 1730pm for 4* - 14 year olds (*during summer holidays if starting school after summer). They offer a variety of activities and a range of resources for different types of play. All staff are qualified, trained and registered with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council).
For a list of childminders and for access to up to date information please contact Shetland Preschool Play on 01595743916 or email ShetlandPre-schoolPlay@shetland.org
Additional Support Needs
Children may require additional support or services for a variety of reasons and at different times in their lives. Families benefit from the support and guidance of others when meeting the needs of their children. Within Shetland a range of provision exists for children with additional support needs and their families.
Shetland Care Attendant Scheme
Shetland Care Attendant Scheme (SCAS) is an independent charity which provides respite relief to carers throughout Shetland. Trained Care Attendants are employed to give carers a break in their own homes. This enables them to have some quality time to call their own, to use as they wish.
Telephone: 01595 743931 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Shetland Holiday Club
Disability Shetland’s Holiday Club is for children and young people with a disability or additional support needs. The children who attend will be involved in a programme of activities which aims to provide fun and enjoyment, an opportunity to learn new personal and social skills and the chance to share experiences with other children and young people. The Holiday Club will offer a programme of recreational, educational and social activities for six weeks a year, during the school holidays, for 3 and 4 year olds. The Holiday Club hours are 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, one week at Easter, 4 in summer and 1 in October and we can offer half or full days for children.
Contact: 01595 743900
Mind Your Head
Mind Your Head has been established to promote mental health positively throughout Shetland. We do this by organising events such as our fun run, delivering education projects and providing resources to improve access to information and self-help.
Contact: 01595 745035
Provides flexible packages of support to children and young people with complex additional support needs, according to assessed need. This support is intended to give parents and carers a break from their caring role and give children and young people a positive experience. Breaks may be in one of two specialist centres in Lerwick, in the family home or in a community setting.
Contact: 01595 745240
Shetland Pre-School Play
The additional support needs toy library is open to under-fives groups and parents and carers of children with additional support needs. The library contains a wealth of toys and equipment, which can be taken out on loan. There is a small annual fee.
Contact: 01595 743917/3918
Moving On is a Shetland based charity that has been supporting people with barriers to employment since 1997. We currently support young people between 14 and 26 to develop their confidence, skills and work experience to meet their employment related goals.
Contact: 01595 743 926