little girl with her clayPlaces at Benachie Playgroup

Children can be left with qualified staff from 2 years 6 months up to school age. There are Stay and Play sessions for children who are 2 years old to 2 years 6 months

There is a waiting list for younger children, and places are offered by age first, then by time on the waiting list.

Many parent/carers get their children’s name down early in order to avoid disappointment. Please email our Manager, Fiona, for more information or to arrange a visit,, or send us a Facebook message.

Our opening times, location and fees

We are open during school term time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:15am – 11:30am in the Studio Theatre, Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JA

The cost is £10 per session but if all three sessions are taken there is a discount and the weekly cost is £27. Stay and Play sessions are from 9:15am to 10:30 at the cost of £5 per session.

The fees policy is included in your child’s starter pack and fully explained at your playgroup induction session.

There is a playgroup administrative fee of £20 to book a place.

For your information

Your child doesn’t have to be toilet trained and we are happy to support you through this process when the time comes.

We have a large grassy garden so the children can enjoy playing outdoors year round.

We also currently have the facility for free car parking for 20 minutes at drop off and pick up times in the neighbouring Viewfield Terrace car park.

We provide healthy snacks and cater for dietry requirements and children with allergies. We also support the national toothbrushing campaign in early years through our participation in the Childsmile programme.

Regulation and Inspection – who monitors us?

Benachie Playgroup is registered as a charity (SC005943) and is legally required to report annually to OSCR (Office of the Charity Regulator).

Our playgroup is monitored and inspected regularly by the Care Inspectorate. Our most recent report is available online at their website

We adhere to their guidance, rules and regulations regarding the daily operation of the playgroup.

We are affiliated to Early Years Scotland.

See our links page for further information on all the organisations mentioned above.