Our team of professional, caring and supportive staff offer a wide variety of activities supporting the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and we operate as an Edinburgh Council Partner Provider playgroup, which means that from the term after your child’s third birthday they are eligible for a council grant which covers a large proportion of the termly playgroup fee.
Being a community organisation means that we are managed and run by a committee of parents whose efficiency and dynamism is vital to the ongoing success of the playgroup. All parents are encouraged and expected to play a proactive role in helping the playgroup thrive and achieve its annual goals.
We operate a waiting list – children can be enrolled from their 2nd birthday and they are eligible to start at playgroup when they are two and a half year olds and when a place becomes available. We currently have capacity for 24 children and offer children between 3 and 5 morning sessions a week.
At Holy Corner we aim to provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment which is caring and responsive to our children as well as their parents and guardians. Ensuring a balanced programme of play opportunities and relevant learning opportunities, we aim to nurture each of our children embracing the Curriculum for Excellence.
- Successful Learners: we will stimulate each child’s imagination, creativity, thinking, and social and physical development by offering a wide variety of activities and experiences
- Confident Individuals: will value each child as an individual and foster their self-esteem, self-confidence, self-awareness and independence, as well as their sense of well-being.
- Responsible Citizens: we will promote respectful and caring relationships among the children within the playgroup community as a whole, and develop their understanding of other beliefs and cultures.
- Effective Contributors: we will foster enterprise and self-reliance in our children and provide an environment conducive to developing their communication and problem-solving skills when working with each other.