Latest News from Benachie Playgroup

October Holidays

Today we break for the October holidays. We will be back on Wednesday 23rd October. We will be introducing longer sessions from 8:45am to 11:45am on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at £12 per session for children aged 2.5 years old up to school age. Stay and play sessions are run on Monday and/or Wednesday mornings […]

Mud Glorious Mud

Cooking Up A Storm
Celebrating our 40th birthday, the children of Benachie Playgroup have been gifted a ‘legacy’ piece of play equipment to be enjoyed for years to come.

The Dunfermline Community Payback team were approached by Playgroup Manager, Annette Bond, to help design and build a dream ‘mud kitchen’.  The original idea was to enhance the […]

Benachie Does Bear Grylls!

Camping skills in the Forest
The Children of Benachie Playgroup seized a window of opportunity this morning, and enjoyed a visit to the woods in between blizzards and hail.
Wrapped up warm in our hats, gloves, and Benachie waterproofs, our intrepid young adventurers busied themselves making shelters in the woods using branches, tarpaulin, string and pegs.


We needn’t have worried about food either, […]

Has Spring sprung at Benachie?

In spite of the variable weather we’ve been having, the children at Benachie Playgroup have been enjoying lots of outdoor play since the start of the summer term!
Today, one of our young eagle-eyed ornithologists spotted some pigeons nesting in the trees of our garden.  We also watched some very protective gulls who seem to have […]

End of Year Survey – for parents, carers, and children

Come To Benachie Summer Picnic!

Benachie Playgroup Annual Summer Fundraiser
This Saturday 6th June, Benachie Playgroup will be hosting their annual summer picnic fundraiser.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our current families, and previous Benachie children and their families.  The event will take place in the studio theatre at Carnegie Hall from 2-3pm.
We will have some craft stalls, a tombola, […]

Fire Service Visit To Benachie Playgroup

Kids Have A Splashing Time With Dunfermline Fire Service!
The children of Benachie Playgroup enjoyed some very special visitors to their home at Carnegie Hall this morning.  As part of our learning about ‘People Who Help Us’ this week, a crew from Dunfermline Fire Service popped by to see the children.  We had been dressing up in […]

Benachie Is Bug-tastic!

Minibeast Month of May!
The children at Benachie playgroup have been learning about minibeasts and their favourite habitats throughout the month of May.
At the beginning of the month, we visited the Forest Kindergarten, and explored under rocks, stones and logs on a quest to find the most exciting little creatures!

Using Perspex viewers, the children collected little […]

Starcatchers Captivate Benachie Children!

Playgroup Invited to Shape Future Production
Benachie Playgroup was thrilled to be asked to participate in a new project being undertaken by Starcatchers, the pioneering multi-arts organisation developing projects specifically for young children.  We were invited to be a ‘test audience’ of toddlers to help inform and shape a piece of children’s theatre currently in development.

Yesterday, our […]

High Fives for Benachie!

Maintaining our high standards of care
Benachie Playgroup is celebrating with ‘high fives’ following the Care Inspectorate’s unannounced Inspection visit just before Christmas last year.
Having been assessed on four areas of performance across our service, we have maintained our very high standards of care by being awarded ‘5’s  – Very Good – across the following areas:

Quality of Care […]