Welcome to St Devenick's Playgroup
We provide a safe, stimulating and enjoyable pre-school experience for children aged between two and five years old, for Bieldside, Cults and the surrounding areas of Aberdeen.
We follow the ‘Pre-Birth to Three’ framework along with the ‘National Curriculum for Excellence’, offering a wide range of inspirational, age and stage appropriate experiences and resources. In side our spacious hall, we have an arts and crafts area with easels, a book corner, home corner, physical area, puzzle table, sensory tray, construction and loose parts play area not to mention dress up and musical instruments. The children enjoy free flow play and we follow their interests and needs.
We have a wonderful 'Secret Garden' which has recently been renovated and provides great opportunities for outdoor learning, with a large sandpit and water play. Along with a second outdoor play area, immediately outside the hall which allows the children to play outside every day if they choose.
In addition to our morning Playgroup, we also run a Rising Fives club on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for pre-school children.
Our Playgroup was established over fifty years ago, in 1969. We are a member of Early Years Scotland and registered with the Care Inspectorate. We are a non-profit organisation and are registered with the Scottish Chairy Regulator (OSCR), Scottish Charity Number SC016621.
The Playgroup is managed by a dedicated committee of volunteer parents and run on a day-to-day basis by our team of fantastic play leaders, who are all SSSC registered.
The Secret Garden
St Devenicks 'Secret Garden' provides an infinite amount of outdoor learning experiences for our children, including exploring nature in our bug hotel, getting messy in our mud kitchen, digging in our sandpit and enjoying endless water play. The garden has been updated recently by our wonderful committee and their families.
Rising Fives provides a safe, stimulating and enjoyable experience for children in their pre-school year. The children are given the opportunity to play, learn, create crafts, carry out science experiments and develop new skills together.
After Wednesday Playgroup sessions we also run a lunch club from 12:20-1:30pm. Bring along a packed lunch at the start of the session and your child can have lunch with their friends under the supervision of our playleaders. Playgroup lunch club costs £6.50 per week for ad hoc sessions or £5.50 per week if signed up for the term.