THE clock is ticking for parents to register youngsters for school and nursery in Cumnock and Doon Valley.

Parents and carers are being reminded that registration for all early childhood centres and funded providers in East Ayrshire ends on Friday, March 8.

Children aged three and four, as well some two-year-olds, are currently entitled to 600 hours of funded early learning.

There are 35 early childhood centres in East Ayrshire including 28 based in primary schools. This includes Auchinleck, Barshare, Bellsbank, Catrine, and more.