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 (Katie Kent), eight Practitioners (Jane Anderson, Fiona Whyte, Joan Carter, Susan Betchley, Helen Somerville, Catherine Dunlop, Alison Downes, Gillian Ross and Lynne Tocher) who work throughout the week and one part-time Support worker (Janice Jack) We are also lucky enough to have three former staff members on our supply list (Karen Speirs, Elaine O’Neill and Anna Kerr).  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 Katie Kent (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! Click on the link, print and pop us on the wall – great for children to get to know our faces before they start…. (Click on link below to open in a new window ready for printing)

Cramond Playgroup Staff pictures 2017-18