Compass Playgroup

Compass Playgroup offers a safe, happy and enriching environment. We are located in the Dean Park Pri We have also bought new water and sand trays.

Compass Playgroup offers a safe, happy and enriching environment where young children can gain the immeasurable benefits of learning through play. We are located in the Dean Park Primary Pre-School Centre, in the heart of Balerno. Our premises provide an excellent venue for our children, aged 2-5 years, to participate in a wide variety of activities based around the Scottish Executive Curriculum F

Operating as usual


Celebrating being a living wage employer.


Merry Christmas to all our Compass families. Thank you so much for all our lovely gifts. See you in the New Year.


Scarecrow competition around Balerno this week. Here is our entry, we think the children have done an amazing job! Remember to vote and enjoy looking at all the different scarecrow.


Happy 50th Susan!! 🥳 Enjoy your weekend of celebrations 🎂🥂

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 25/04/2023

The children loved our snack today. Great fun way to get them to eat fruit and vegetables !


Our new shed ! The children have loved using it today.

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 09/04/2023

Sheds coming along nicely. A huge thanks to the boys for spending their Sunday building it for us. Much appreciated!

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 03/04/2023

The work for the new outdoor area has begun! We are so excited and hope it will be completed in time for the childrens return! Happy Easter. X


Anyone missing this Gruffalo? He’s been here all week but no one’s claimed him. Don’t let him be here all Easter holidays on his own 😢


We are looking forward to seeing where the children's imaginations take them this morning!


World Book Day!

All week we have been visiting the library and bringing in our favourite books from home.


Great news! Rhona has had her hip replaced and we hope she will be back dancing with her tea towel after Easter.


Our beautiful tree is in the carpark ready to be voted on! Please come and view your childrens work, the earlier the better as cardboard doesn’t work well in the snow! 🤣🎄


Its starting to feel a lot like Christmas!


Amazing rainbow over Compass, Dean Park and the library today. Hope you are all enjoying your holidays.

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 06/09/2022

Thank you for sending in photos of your homes. (Some space left if you still want to add yours)
Children have enjoyed identifying their house and talking about their house number, colour of door, who lives with them etc


Children are really enjoying our new construction blocks. Great imagination.


It is lovely to be back in Compass. It has been a busy first week but all the children have been settling in quickly.


Looking forward to welcoming all our children back and meet our new families. We are all set up ready to go!


We would like to wish all our families a very happy holidays. Thanks so much for all our lovely gifts and cards.
Susan, Michelle, Adrienne and Rhona

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 24/06/2022

Day 5 of sports for the children. Been a great week . Finished with an ice lolly for a treat.


Lovely to have the parents visiting the playroom today. Lots of excited children showing off their room!


Afternoon stroll to the playpark and to look at the 50th anniversary fences at the primary school. Back for an ice lolly treat!

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 23/06/2022

Sports day 4...

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 22/06/2022

Sports day part 3!

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 21/06/2022

Sports day part 2!

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 20/06/2022

Sports Day for our Monday children. Lots of fun in the sun. X


We have decorated our fence panel up at the primary school for its 50th Birthday celebration. Come up and have a look we are outside main gate at panel number 6.

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 16/06/2022

Great morning in the sunshine. Water play, climbing, weighing and measuring.

Photos from Compass Playgroup's post 15/06/2022

We let our beautiful butterflies fly away last week. It was a lovely sight watching them fly away.

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Videos (show all)

Celebrating being a living wage employer.
Our new shed ! The  children have loved using it today.
Its starting to feel a lot like Christmas!
Looking forward to welcoming all our children back and meet our new families. We are all set up ready to go!
One last party video from today. Love that Rhona still has a tea towel even whilst dancing 🥳
Some more great dancing from today's party  x
Ist day of our Christmas parties. Great dancing children.
A video of our playgroup. Nearly all finished for tomorrow. See you all soon. X
A wee video to introduce the boys and girls to the Playroom.
We let our butterflies fly free today. All 5 survived after being well looked after by the boys and girls.
Here is todays bed time story by Rhona and her special guest doggy!
Here is a bed time story from Michelle. X





1 Main Street

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 11:45am
Tuesday 9am - 11:45am
Wednesday 9am - 11:45am
Thursday 9am - 11:45am

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