Covid-19 Update
SPELL staff are currently working from home in line with Government advice. 

Following the Scottish Government's update on Monday 31st August 2020, baby and toddler groups and other unregulated children's activities will now be able to operate. However, it is very important that in order to reopen safely, groups must refer to the relevant guidance issued by the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland.  

To access this guidance please click here

Please note this guidance is subject to a final review by Health Protection Scotland and will be updated within the next week.
It is also advised that groups consider the conditions of their hall let and their insurance cover before setting a date to open. 

If you wish to contact a nursery they should be contacted directly with any queries.  Contact details for all groups can be found here.
If you wish to contact SPELL please email and we will respond to you.
Thank you and please take care.

Welcome to SPELL's website.  SPELL are a charity that support the pre-5 voluntary sector in South Lanarkshire.  

We provide free support to parents and carers as well as all not-for-profit baby and toddler groups, nurseries and playgroups.  

If you are a parent or carer looking to attend a group with your child, or looking for a nursery for your child to attend, SPELL can provide you with details of groups. 

Please give us a call on 01698 768933 / 768944 or email us at  We also have a Facebook page

Training Programme Spring 2020 - POSTPONED

SPELL's new training programmes have now been released.  Full details of the courses on offer can be found on our Training Programme page

SPELL's Newsletters

Please click here to view SPELL's March / April 2020 Newsletter.  

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our newsletters by email, please send SPELL an email to and quote 'Mailing List'

SPELL support the Pre-5 voluntary sector across South Lanarkshire.  This includes Baby & Toddler groups, Nurseries and Playgroups, which are non-profit making organisations.

The image to the left gives a brief explanation of the different types of nurseries and playgroups in this sector with their contact details.  

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the establishments please call them direct or contact us on  01698768933.

This list and a list of all the Baby and Toddler Groups can be found on the List of Groups page


SPELL do not currently have any vacancies.

Vacancies at nurseries and playgroups registered with SPELL can be found by clicking here

Play Activity Programme 2019 - 2020

Please click here for information about the play activities that are on offer this year.  

To book a session for your group please contact Wendy on 01698 768944 or email  

Little Hedgehogs

For dates and information on our latest Little Hedgehogs Outdoor Toddler Group, please see our Group and Parent Area


We are assisted in our work with funding from:

Our office opening times are:

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3pm

Term Time only

We are a registered charity in Scotland.  SCO27970

Play Activity Evaluation Form

If your group has had a play activity please complete our evaluation form by clicking on the link below:

 Play Activity Evaluation Form

 Thank you.

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