Jun, 2017

July 2017 Community Newsletter

Details of our Summer programme, past events and staff spotlight.



Jun, 2017

Summer Stay & Play Activities for Children

This summer we are running the popular Stay & Play sessions again! We have changed things this year. Sessions are now only 45 minutes (except the Film Club) and two sessions will run back to back in the morning for two different age ranges. We ask that parents stick to these age ranges as the activities are suitable for specific ages of children. Also, for our ratios, we require a certain amount of staff to children.

Monday’s: Bouncy Castles from 11am-2:30pm

Tuesday’s: Craig’s Sports Day in main hall

Wednesday’s: Film Club (except Wednesday 26th July) in Youth Hangout

Thursday’s: Craft & Activity sessions in Youth Classroom

Friday’s: Bouncy Castles 11am-4:00pm

All activities (except the bouncy castles) have to be booked and paid for in advance. This is to confirm your child’s place and help to prevent no-shows and gives the chance for as many children to come as they can.

Activities can be booked by phoning reception on 01955 608 530 and you can pay over the phone, or message us on Facebook or pop in to the centre.

Summer holidays aren’t too far away so be quick!







Jun, 2017

Prestwick Cycle Challenge- Photos

A few photos of the Prestwick Cycle Challenge charity dinner we hosted on Saturday night.

Prestwick Cycle Challenge was set up many years ago to raise money for charities. Cyclists cycle over a part of Scotland for three days, often 100’s of miles. This year they finished their cycle in the Pulteney Centre for a pre-ordered three course meal. We had nearly 80 people in our main hall for a three course dinner. It was a great night and we received some great feedback!
A thank you to the following:
Old Pulteney for the donation of bottles of 12 year old so we could give our guests a complimentary dram.
Whisky on Tour for their kind donation of two whisky staves as a memento for two lucky winners, which went down a storm, they winners were delighted.
Donaldson Designs and our art class for making the lovely centre pieces for the tables.
and Fiona Steven one of our waitresses who piped for us to welcome everyone.

Our staff did a fabulous job on the night and worked well together as a team. This was our first ( and largest!)  inside catering event so was a big task.

Well done to all the cyclists who cycled hundreds of miles over three days to raise money for various charities- you certainly deserved your dinner and a dram (or two!) after what you have achieved!

Here are a few photos of the main hall (set up and arranged by our staff), the staff who worked and our licensed bar all set up.

Child Care and Crèche

Welcome to our childcare service. We provide child care for children from birth to 12 years and are registered to take up to 40 children. Our service is registered with the Care Inspectorate and all the staff are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Within our child care department we offer different packages to suit all parents.


Our crèche is open from 8am-6pm and is for children from birth to 5 years old.

We have several options for parents:

  • Full day care – where you put your child in all day
  • Wrap around childcare – where you put your child in for several hours and have our staff either drop your child off or pick them up from one of the local playgroups or nurseries or;
  • you can put your child in for just one or two hours.
  • MAASK – Morning & After School Club.  You can find more information about this service here. 
  • Holiday Club – During the Easter, Summer & October Holidays our creche provide a holiday club! Click here to find out more. 
  • If you are planning to attend any of our classes or courses such as our Art Club or a new course but have children commitments, childcare can be arranged for you.

Whichever option you choose, our qualified childcare team have lots of fun and stimulating activities for your child to take part in that are age appropriate and suitable for all.

600 Hours of Free Childcare

We are registered to provide free childcare for children that are 2 years old whose parents are not working or are working and in receipt of child tax credit (not in receipt of working tax credit) and income is less than £16,150 or in receipt of child tax credit and working tax credit and income is less than £6,420.

For more information please contact the Pulteney Centre on 01955608530.

Crèche Prices

  • £3.50 per hour over 2’s or £24.50 per day
  • £4.00 per hour under 2’s or £28.00 per day

Wraparound Childcare (your child needs to attend a minimum of 4 hours for this):

  • £16.00 for 4 hours
  • £19.50 for 5 hours
  • £23.00 for 6 hours
  • £24.50 full day

Booking Procedures

Due to the popularity of the crèche, places may not always be available. Therefore, advanced booking is recommended.

All bookings must be made through our reception.

If your child requires a drop-off to playgroup or nursery in the morning can you please ensure that they are in the centre by 8:45 am to ensure that we have enough staff to drop off all children on time.

This is an extremely popular service and if you are late dropping your child off we cannot guarantee that your child will be dropped off on time or they may not be dropped off at all.

Registration Forms

Please note that your child must be registered before they can come to the creche. You can download our registration form here or pick one up from the centre