little girl with her clayPlaces at Benachie Playgroup

We take children from 2 years 6 months up to school age, although most of our children are between 2 and a half and 3 and a half years old.

We are registered for 24 places daily, and a place is offered based on attending all 3 sessions. We operate a waiting list system, 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.

Our opening times, location and fees

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

Places are for all three mornings and currently fees are £8 per session payable in advance with no refunds for absences.

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

There is a playgroup joining fee of £20 which includes a Benachie t-shirt for your child.

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 and provide waterproof clothing 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 Charoty Regulator).

Our playgroup is monitored and inspected regularly by the Care Inspectorate, achieving Grade 5s and 6s. Our most recent report is available online at their website

We adhere to their strict 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.