About Us

Cramond Playgroup is a parent-led community playgroup, dedicated to providing high quality, fun and accessible care for children aged between 2 and 5. We are a registered charity. We are open during school term time (see below) from 9.05am – 11.55am, Monday – Friday. Sessions are run at Cramond Kirk Halls.

The Playgroup term coincides mainly with the City of Edinburgh Council Schools holidays, extra holidays may be given to allow for hall access and to accommodate end of term arrangements. Notice of all current term dates are displayed on this website here.

Cramond Playgroup is a parent led charity. The Committee is made up of Playgroup members who are elected at the AGM, which is usually held at the end of September. The committee are responsible for the running of the Playgroup, the accounts and organising fundraising events. Further information about the Committee can be found in the constitution and on the notice board. You can read more about our parent charter here and you will be asked to complete a form on starting playgroup showing how you are prepared to offer your support.

Waiting List

You can add your child’s name to the waiting list by completing the Waiting List Form 2016-17 and emailing it to cramond.waitlist@gmail.com.

4 weeks notice is required to reduce or change days.

Playgroup Staff

The Playgroup staff consist of a full-time Play Leader (Jenny Shearer), 10 part-time Nursery Practitioners/Support Workers (Joan Carter, Karen Speirs, Jane Anderson, Fiona Whyte, Susan Betchley, Louise Steven, Helen Somerville, Catherine Dunlop and Janice Jack). Elaine O’Neill and Anna Kerr are now on our supply list and help out when required). All staff have a wide range of experience of working with children and are themselves parents. The staff work as a team and endeavour to provide a friendly, caring environment for the children and parents alike. They actively encourage and promote positive behaviour and good manners..

Every member of staff will try to answer any general queries you may have regarding the Playgroup. If you would like to discuss any specific issues regarding your child’s care or any policies relating to the Playgroup, you are very welcome to talk or write to Jenny Shearer (Play Leader) see contact details here.

Cramond Playgroup have Policies and Procedures relating to all aspects of the running of Cramond Playgroup. In accordance with social work and SPPA guidelines all are available on request from the Play Leader.

Here we are! Pop us up on the wall – great for children to get to know our faces before they start…. (Click on staff photo to open in a new window ready for printing)