Stableroom Playgroup-SCIO

Quality early years learning for children aged 2-5. Stableroom Playgroup (SCIO) runs from 9.15am - 12noon on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time.

We are a community based charity who run small, friendly, drop off childcare with excellent staff in a beautiful setting. Fees are currently £20 per session, we are set up well to accept Childcare vouchers and Tax-free childcare. The playgroup is run by a fully qualified Playleader Manager and two qualified practitioners. Our vision is to provide a safe, happy, and engaging environment for your ch

Operating as usual

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It’s been a busy few weeks back at Stableroom Playgroup after our Easter break. We’ve welcomed some new faces and all our children have enjoyed exploring lots of activities. Playing with and dressing up as “fire fighters” is still very popular. We’ve been enjoying moments of nicer weather in the garden and are looking forward to the rest of our summer term ahead. How are we almost in May already! 🛝🎨🚒🪆🪵

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There was lots of fun had at our Easter Messy Play fundraiser morning 🐰🐣 thanks to all involved and everyone who came along. Your support it always hugely appreciated 💛

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We’ve had a great first month of 2024 at playgroup. Our new fire station and fire truck have been very popular and our young “fire fighters” have been very busy “fighting fires.” We’ve all enjoyed getting to know and help our newest children settle in at Stableroom 😊

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We would like to thank all our families, volunteers and board members for all their support during 2023. We have loved and enjoyed our time with our Stableroom children while they develop, explore and learn through play. It’s been lots of fun! We look forward to welcoming our returning and new families on Tuesday 9th January 2024. Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year to all 🎉

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Thank you so much to all who came along and supported our Festive Fun Day 🎉🎅🏻🎄 Lots of fun was had by all!! 🥳

We have some spaces for 2 year olds coming available from January 2024. Please get in touch if you would like some further information…[email protected]


Come join us for a Festive Fun Day. We’ll have a raffle with great prizes, home baking, arts and crafts for wee ones as well some messy play and a hello from Santa 🎅🏻🎄

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This week we have been working on our colour recognition, identifying objects with their matching colour. Our construction workers have been busy digging and building at the construction site. We had lots of fun making sparkly “fireworks” and talking about their sounds and colours.

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A fun filled first day back after our mid term break. Lovely to see all the children happily playing and exploring some of our lovely new resources.

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A fun week last week making animal shapes from play dough, parking cars in garages and landing our rocket on the “moon”. Following on from our favourite outdoor activity “we’re going on a bear hunt” we’ve enjoyed a new story, our Bears are now trying to get some sleep and “peace at last”. Those muddy dinosaurs enjoyed a much needed wash and splash in the water. Looking forward to our new week ahead.


So thankful for our outgoing board members Ariana, Alison and Megs. Simpson's Florist did a fantastic job. Our SCIO run on a board of parent volunteers and we’ve had a great year working together. Thank you!


It’s our Annual General Meeting tonight at Colinton Inn, Edinburgh 7:45 for 8pm start. With most of The Board stepping down now their children have left Stableroom we need new parent volunteers to step in and help run the playgroup. It’s also a great opportunity to hear all that we’ve done this year and thank our staff and outgoing board members. See you there!

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This week we have built on the children’s experience and interest of going to the shops. As a result we now have a shop which brings with it all sorts of learning from creating a shopping list to purchasing the items, and using appropriate language to engage with the shop keeper!

Also lots of fun with playing with different materials, completing puzzles with our friends and sorting animals.


We’re here at Colinton Village Enterprise SCIO Curry in the Park. We have colouring, games and craft for the kiddies. It has stopped raining and the curry smells amazing! 🍛

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Marie, Dom and Laura are excited to welcome the children back this week and introduce our new starts to our wonderful Stableroom Playgroup. The new climbing frame looks like lots of fun!!

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A huge thank you to The Swing Cafe for hosting our end of year lunch. The children enjoyed the party food, and the staff and grownups really liked the scones and soup!


A few past and present playgroup children presenting Rolf Billes, the outgoing Minister of Colinton Parish Church, with a collage they made. (It wouldn’t be a genuine photo without one picking their nose!)

Rolf kindly allows the playgroup to use The Manse garden three times a week for the children to have outdoor time.

We wish you all the luck on your future adventures and we’ll miss our nativities and nature walks. Thank you!

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The children had a great time with Emma at Bumblebee Sports Edinburgh South West and Corstorphine ! Lots of games using knowledge of colour and hand eye coordination. Thank you, Emma!

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Last week we hosted Stableroom's Sports Day. Families were excited to watch assault courses, egg & spoon and 'ready steady go' races. Everyone was a winner and enjoyed an ice cream afterwards. Thank you to the staff for organising and families for supporting the event.

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We had Music Together with Olivia in Stableroom this week! It was so much fun!

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We had a fantastic time at our sponsored Tunnel Trek at the weekend. The children enjoyed seeing eachother out of playgroup and worked together to spot the pictures from the treasure hunt. The weather even held out for us!

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who sponsored the children for their walk.

Thank you to Pentland Fry for the free ice cream and The Spylaw for opening early so our adults could enjoy takeaway coffees!


This term we are hosting lots of visiting specialists to teach our children (and staff!) some new skills! We had a fab time with West Edinburgh Sing & Sign. We learned the signs for colours and animals!

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We’ve got the glitter out today! It always reminds me of THAT Peppa Pig episode…

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The playgroup looked great this morning, ready for another busy term!

Note our new change table, with steps to help give the children autonomy over changing.

Stableroom Messy Play 07/12/2022

Come and join us this Friday for our last Messy Play Session of the year. We’ll have lots of Christmas themed messy things and some things to make and take home too!
Tickets s as ms details available from the link.

Stableroom Messy Play

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We wanted to say a HUGE thank you to our wonderful Playgroup community for their help and support with our winter fundraiser on Saturday.

The kids were kept busy with crafts and face painting, entratainted by the amazing Magic Gareth and even enjoyed a visit from the big man himself!

We made a fabulous £670, with a few extra donations still to come in.

These events help keep our wee playgroup going and allow it to he the brilliant place our children love to go to!


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Our Story

Stableroom Playgroup caters for children aged 2 to 5 years and is run by 4 experienced staff members .

It operates, in term time only, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.15 - 12noon and costs £15 per session.

It is a small friendly group - maximum 16 children - with an exceptional adult/child ratio.

Member of Early Years Scotland and all staff registered in accordance with SSSC.

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Lots of spooky goings on & fun at Stableroom Playgroup this week 🎃👻🕷️





Colinton Parish Church, Dell Road

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9:15am - 12pm
Wednesday 9:15am - 12pm
Thursday 9:15am - 12pm

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