Stoneyhill Playgroup have provided a service to the local community for more than 35 years. Our aim is to provide a happy and fun environment for all children that attend the playgroup, promoting learning through play.
Welcome to Stoneyhill Playgroup.
Our Aim is to provide your children with a happy, fun and secure environment that stimulates, educates and entertains. Our focus is to deliver learning through play. We touch on the key areas of the pre-birth to 3 years curriculum including numeracy, literacy, social and cognitive development creating a strong foundation on which the children can build.
We encourage all our children to interact with one another as well as with parents and the support staff to build confident and motivated individuals. The children are encouraged to play together moving freely from one activity to another, thereby developing their social and motor skills. Children will participate in art and crafts activities, painting, jigsaws and puzzles, story time and free time, thus giving them them every opportunity to explore their potential and allowing them to develop as individuals through different types of play.
Bridget has an SPA and SVQ III in Childcare and Education and Elliot is working towards his SVQ II in Childcare and Education and is a registered child minder.
Amanda is currently working towards her SVQIII in Play work at Telford College and also works as a support worker at the Burgh after school club.
Sharon McDougal and Linda Sinclair currently volunteer at the Playgroup and will attend Jewel and Esk Valley College studying for their NPA play work and childcare qualifications.
The team also undertakes regular training and workshops associated with food hygiene, first aid, child protection and infection control through the East Lothian Partnership and in compliance with the Scottish Social Services Council
The Playgroup is reviewed annually by the Care Inspectorate who regulate all social care, social work and child protection services throughout Scotland. Copies of the playgroups reports can be viewed on line at the Inspectorate web site
The team tries to follow the school year and does try to return at the beginning of a week so as to provide a stable service at all times.
Monday 09:30 - 11:45
Tuesday 09:30 - 11:45
Wednesday 09:30 - 11:45
Thursday 09:30 - 11:45
Friday 09:30 - 11:45
Morning Session - £5.00
Annual subscription/Joining Fee - £10.00
All fees are payable in advance of the sessions attendance and are non refundable should the child not attend a session.
The playgroup has a waiting list and parents are asked to give a 2 weeks notice that they intend to terminate their childs session. This allows other parents and children an opportunity to access the facilities.
Due to the impending community centre works the snack menu has been slightly amended. Toast is no longer on the menu as we have no access to the kitchen area. The amended menu is available of you click the menu above.
remember our aim is to provide a small healthy snack based on ideas from the children and parents. Please let us have any feedback.
As part of the running of the Playgroup it falls to the team to deliver, updated policies and procedures associated with the safe running of the facility.
We have included updates to the following Policies and procedures and will be posting links to the full documents on the web site.
At Playgroup it is our intention to provide an environment in which children, parents and staff are safe from images being recorded and inappropriately used. In turn we eliminate the following concerns:
In the event of an unforeseen emergency the Playgroup policy is to ensure that all children and adults present are exited from the building in a safe and orderly manner through the nearest clear fire exit.
To provide a safe practice when involving volunteers within our setting, taking into consideration the safety and needs of our children and families
To provide a safe, healthy menu for our children attending playgroup, taking into consideration allergies and intolerance's and where we can, meet those needs.
To provide a supportive and encouraging environment for both the children and parents progressing toilet training.