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 a Manager, 2 staff members and relief staff. Our ratio is 1 adult to 5 children.

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.


Most of all, playgroup is exciting and fun!