Welcome to the Benachie Playgroup website.

We are a busy and very popular playgroup which has served the Dunfermline area since 1976.

We are registered with the Care Inspectorate and affiliated to Early Years Scotland. As a voluntary service managed by a committee of parents/carers, our service users have a greater say in their children’s learning and development.

We have 3 staff members and 2 parent/carers on rota duty every session which provides a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children. We are immensely proud to have been chosen by Early Years Scotland (formerly the Scottish Preschool Play Association) from over 1100 services for the very first ‘Group of the Year’ and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ awards.

What is Playgroup?

Playgroup provides children from the age of 2 years 6 months play activities, learning experiences, care and socialisation with other children. Less formal than school nursery, playgroup is an ideal ‘stepping stone’ between the home environment and the school system.

Children become more confident and independent, enjoying stimulating learning experiences such as art and craft, construction activities, sand and water play, adventure play, music and movement, reading and many more in a relaxed, secure, stable and nurturing environment.

Parents/carers have the chance to share responsibility for their own and other playgroup children, to watch and learn from them, to learn from other parent/carers and to provide mutual support.

Most of all, playgroup is exciting and fun!