Fun-packed learning with the Boddam Playgroup

Boddam Playgroup leader Kim Buchan with some of the playgroup children
Boddam Playgroup leader Kim Buchan with some of the playgroup children

Boddam Playgroup is a non profit-making voluntary charitable organisation run by a management committee of parents and carers.

The playgroup is run in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, and offers pre-school and ante pre-school education.

Children can attend from the age of 2 years until they reach school age.

Boddam Playgroup promotes learning and understanding through activites and experiences using eight learning outcomes outlined in the “Curriculum for Excellence” which include health and wellbeing, literacy and english and numeracy.

The playgroup have good links with the local community as they aim to visit the local library on a weekly basis, perform concerts to residents of Skerry Hall and work with the Community Council - as seen at Christmas when the children decorated the tree at Skerry Hall.

Eco work is also important to the group and they have litter picks which they use to keep Boddam clean and they also recycle different materials which they receive money for. The money is then donated to charities such as UNICEF, so the group learn about children across the world.

The group recently received new outdoor equipment so play can continue outside.

Two’s Group aims to give children an early start in getting used to being away from their parents and gets them prepared for nursery and school.

Here, children will learn skills and rules - something they will also see as they enter education.

The playgroup offers wrap around care for working parents so childcare can fit in with working life.

There are plenty vacancies at the playgroup and they can be found on Facebook.