A playgroup provides play and learning for children aged between two and five years old. A committee of parents along with qualified or experienced staff run the groups. Parents can help out on a voluntary basis. 

Playgroups carry out checks on all staff and regular parent helpers through Disclosure Scotland.

Children over the age of three can get a free place at a playgroup. Charges may apply for a child under three.

Playgroup sessions

Playgroup sessions take place either in the morning or afternoon during school term time. A child will normally attend a playgroup on a part time basis for one or two years before moving to a nursery or school. 

Playgroups provide children with a range of activities:

  • Art
  • Craft
  • Construction
  • Sand and water play
  • Adventure play
  • Music and movement
  • Books and stories

Children have the opportunity to socialise with other kids in a stable, secure and relaxed environment. This environment is ideal for encouraging their learning and development skills.

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