SPELL (Support for Play in Early Learning Lanarkshire) was set up in 1997 to provide a support and advice service to pre-five voluntary groups within the South Lanarkshire area.  This was achieved through funding from South Lanarkshire Council and a three-year set up grant from The Lottery.  Now a limited company by guarantee, SPELL remains committed to providing a free information and support service to Baby & Toddler groups and Playgroups throughout South Lanarkshire.  We are a registered charity in Scotland.  Our charity number is SCO27970.




Board of Directors


Sarah Agnew, Chairperson

Lorna Carlyle, Treasurer

Barbara Muir

Margaret Tierney


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 contact the office on 01698 768933 or email us at [email protected]



Our Office Staff


Vicky Willmott, Operations Manager

Wendy McPhillie, Training & Development Manager

Tracy McCormick, Liaison Officer



Support Workers


Johann Fallen - Hamilton, Blantyre, Bothwell, Uddingston, Cambuslang and Rutherglen areas


Lorna Henry - Clydesdale area


Christine Smith - East Kilbride, Larkhall, Strathaven & Stonehouse areas



Play Tutors


Samantha Clayton, Alison Monaghan and Barbara Muir










We are assisted in our work with funding from: