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


The revised guidance for Organised Activities for Children has been published and it has now given clear instructions on the maximum number allowed to attend both indoor and outdoor activities.
This guidance is for unregulated activities and services provided indoors and outdoors for children and young people, including babies and toddlers, that are voluntary, 3rd sector or parent led.

The link to the guidance is:…/…/other-important-things-to-consider/

Information on the maximum number allowed to attend groups at this time can be found in the "Other Important Things to Consider" section of the guidance. The information is as follows:

Organised activity indoors:-

* set a maximum number for indoor organised activities to 10      people (all ages
included, no more than 5 adults)

* set a maximum number of households for indoor organised activities to 5

Organised activity outdoors:-

* set a maximum number for outdoor organised activities to 15 people (excluding under 12’s,)

* set a maximum number of households for outdoor organised activities to 15 – this includes the under 12’s.

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 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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