SPELL (Support for Play and Early Learning in Lanarkshire) was set up in 1997 to provide a support and advice service to pre-five voluntary groups within South Lanarkshire.  This was achieved through funding from South Lanarkshire and a three year set up grant from The Lottery.  Now a limited company by guarantee and a registered charity, SPELL remains committed to providing a FREE information and support service to parents and carers of pre-five children, Baby & Toddler groups and Playgroups throughout South Lanarkshire.  

We hope you find the information on this website useful.  
We also have a Facebook Page @SPELLsouthlanarkshire which is updated regularly.  
If you have any queries or would like some support or advice please email us at 

Our June newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.  


SPELL Vacancy

Support Worker Post

East Kilbride, Strathaven, Stonehouse and Larkhall

This is a part time post for a Support Worker to cover East Kilbride, Strathaven & Stonehouse and Larkhall.  The post is for 10 hours per week during school term time (400 hours per academic year).

The responsibility of the Support Worker is to provide support and advice to all voluntary baby & toddler groups and playgroups in the designated areas.

Please click here for a full description of the post.

For more information and / or an application form please 

email Vicky Willmott at [email protected] or call Vicky on 01698 768933 


Board of Directors

SPELL continually look to improve our level of service and are therefore always keen to welcome individuals within the pre-five or voluntary sector to join our Board of Directors.  If you are interested in joining our team, please call the office on 01698 768933 or email us at [email protected]  This is an unpaid position.

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.

SPELL Privacy Notice

We take your privacy very seriously, please click here to view SPELL's Privacy Notice or speak to your Support Worker who can provide you with a copy of SPELL’s Privacy Notice.