About Us

St Devenick’s Playgroup was established over forty years ago, in 1969, and is a member of the Scottish Pre-school Play Association (the SPPA). We are registered with the Care Inspectorate, which carries out an annual inspection, and we are also regularly inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIE). We are a non-profit organisation and are registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (Scottish charity number SCO16621). We are managed by an elected committee of parents, in accordance with SPPA guidelines.   


The Playgroup is managed by a dedicated committee of parents and run on a day-to-day basis by our team of fantastic professional playleaders. We also employ a nutritionist and a music teacher, to enrich the children’s experiences even further.

St.Devenick's Playgroup Aberdeen City Early Years Health and Wellbeing Award St Devenick’s was granted the first Aberdeen City Early Years Health and Wellbeing Award [hyperlink], which was launched in 2011 in conjunction with NHS Grampian. At the Playgroup, we work hard to provide the children with the confidence, skills, knowledge and resilience they will need to make healthier lifestyle choices, cope with challenges and embrace opportunities through their lives. We were extremely proud to be the first pre-school setting in Aberdeen to achieve the award.  

The team is:    

Lesley Swan Manager and Playleader

Sunay Tunoglu Rising Fives Coordinator and Playleader

Kathleen Welch Playleader

Heather Palmer Playleader

Justine Wilson Administrator

Amanda Johansen Nutritionist and Playleader

Ailsa Matheson Music Teacher

Serena Morrison  Committee Chairperson

Emma Street Tots and Toddlers Coordinator

The Committee works in conjunction with the playleaders to manage the playgroup. 

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