Uphall playgroup has 2 permanent qualified members of staff, Claire our Manager and Julie our Playleader. We also are joined by Gemma a qualified playleader who works at the playgroup when an extra pair of hands are required.
All members of staff have all undergone PVG checks, have undertaken Child Protection, Food Hygiene and First Aid training, and attend on going training sessions and workshops. Claire holds a SVQ3 in Childcare, a HND and a BA degree in Childhood Practice from Dundee University. She has been working with preschool children for over 8 years and loves nothing more than creating an environment where children can flourish. Julie has recently completed her HNC in childcare and looks forward to the daily interactions with the children and also their families at playgroup.
Parent volunteers form an important part of our team, as well. Part of the privilege of playgroup is being able to help at a session – seeing your child in a different environment, meeting their new friends, and helping organize their paintwork! Younger siblings are welcome to come with their parent to “help” and join in experiencing what they’ll be able to do in years to come.
Uphall Playgroup is run by a committee of elected parents and carers. The AGM is held in June each year and all parents are encouraged to attend and help run playgroup. Members of the committee consult with the play leaders to ensure the smooth running of playgroup.