Playgroup Manager Vacancy

Job Vacancy: Playgroup Manager

St.  Fillan’s Playgroup is looking for a qualified Playgroup Manager to join our existing team.  We are a long established Playgroup and recently celebrated our 50 year anniversary.  We are situated in Buckstone and currently run by a manager, play practitioners, volunteers and a parent led committee.  St. Fillan’s Playgroup is a registered charity providing a fun, safe and caring environment for children aged 2-5 years.

The role of the Playgroup Manager is to be responsible for monitoring children’s learning, overseeing other members of staff as well as to be the main point of contact for parents, staff, children and regulatory bodies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to lead a team of practitioners supporting the provision of Early Learning and Childcare.  Applicants should be registered or eligible to register as a Playgroup Manager with the Scottish Social Services Council, (SSSC), the professional register for early education and childcare workers.

Ideally applicants will have a BA in Childhood Practice (or the equivalent acceptable qualification), for registration with SSSC or other professional bodies.  The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of the pre-birth to three framework and experience of leading and managing a team.

This post is regulated with children and is subject to the provisions of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  Successful applicants must agree to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.  This post is subject to checks by Disclosure Scotland and all applicants will be asked to disclose any information about any offences committed and/or convictions held or other circumstances that could prevent them from taking up a position in childcare.  St. Fillan’s Playgroup is registered with the Care Inspectorate, is a member of Early Years Scotland and strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

Job Type:  Part-time  Monday to Thursday from 8.15am to 12.30pm during term time plus additional monthly team and committee meetings, plus additional hours for completing administrative tasks.

Salary:  Competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications.  For an application package please phone    07790067927 or request an electronic copy from

Closing Date for applications is Monday 19th December 2016.





Committee Members Needed 2016/17

Many of our fantastic committee members will be stepping down at the AGM on Monday 26th September 2016.   If you think you would like to be part of our Committee for the session 2016/17 please get in touch with a member of the playgroup staff team. Our vacant positions include: Fundraising Team, Rota Secretary, Newsletter Secretary, Waiting List Secretary, Treasurer and Chair. We hope to hear from you soon.

Summer Fayre – Saturday 18th June, 10am till noon


Open Day – June 2nd 2016, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Please take this opportunity to come along to our Open Day on June 2nd 2016, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.  There is no need to book in advance. Please just drop in with your child so that they can have a look around the playroom and garden.  Staff will be available during the Open Day to answer any questions you may have.  We hope to see you there!



Like us on Facebook

Please visit the St. Fillan’s Playgroup Facebook page and Like us.  Details of events can also be found on our facebook page.

Fundraising Events – March 2016

Please take a look at our Fundraising page for details of our Spring Coffee Morning on Tuesday 15th March and Family Disney Disco on Saturday 19th March 2016.

Festive Fayre – Thank you

An enormous thank you to all of you who supported our Festive Fayre.  We had a fantastic morning and raised £550.

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to gain experience working with children and can give a weekly commitment then we would love to hear from you.  We are currently looking for Volunteers for the following mornings: Monday and Wednesday.  Volunteers would be required on a weekly basis during term time.  Ideally you could start at 9am and stay until 12.30pm, but we do have some flexibility and could accommodate individuals if a 9.15am start suited better and an earlier finish at 11.45am.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the playgroup please email so that we may send you a copy of the job remit.  We look forward to hearing from you.

AGM – 17th Sept 2015 at 8pm

Please join us in the small hall at 8pm on Thursday 17th September for our AGM.  If you are a parent or guardian who would like to join the Committee or perhaps find out more about how the Playgroup is run then please do come along.  Drinks and nibbles are kindly being provided.  We look forward to welcoming you

Open Day Thursday 11th June 12.30 – 1.30 pm

St. Fillan’s playgroup opens its doors every year to allow potential families an insight into the life of playgroup and what benefits the children gain from being part of a new learning community. Staff will be on hand to discuss how we meet the needs of the children and any other questions.

Poster Open Day


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