How You Can Help

You can help playgroups that are in desperate need . Do you have the time, experience and commitment to help ? We need people of  all ages and from all walks of life who can support their local playgroup to continue playing a vital role in the community.

  • Improve governance, leadership, and financial knowledge of playgroups.
  • Make a real difference to your local community provision of early learning and childcare for future generations.
  • Give up some your free time by joining a playgroup committee in a trustee role or even as an ordinary committee member.
  • Provide knowledge and expertise to support the business or even help to make important decisions on behalf of the charity.
  • Put your lived experience and skills to good use.

If you would like to see an example governing document, you can contact us for more information.

The list below gives an idea of the types of skills knowledge and  backgrounds voluntary playgroups suggest would be most helpful:

Early years regulatory/wider education

  • Early years sector specific experience ie: practitioner, manager, support staff.
  • Out of school care worker.
  • Care Inspectorate/Education Scotland/Scottish Government.
  • Early years education: e.g. local authority, further education assessor/lecturer.
  • Understanding of SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • Social worker.
  • Understanding of child development.
  • Parent or carer.

Third sector/charity background

  • Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) awareness: e.g. charity governance, OSCR annual returns, trustee reports.
  • Understanding your charities governing document and the powers/responsibilities of charity trustees.
  • Previous charity trustee.
  • Parent council committee member.

Business management/HR/finance background

  • Human resources, employment law, health and safety, risk assessments.
  • Finance, accounts, payments and receipts, pensions, payroll
  • GDPR , ICO regulations.
  • Fundraising, grant applications, Nursey Application Management Systems (NAMS).
  • Marketing, social media.
  • Policy.
  • Good written and oral communication skill.s

Admin/IT/computer background

  • Knowledge of Word/Excel etc.
  • Understanding of online meetings: e,g. Zoom, Microsoft Team.s
  • Administrator.
  • Secretary.
  • Office worker.


If you think you may be able to help a playgroup near you, register your interest here: