(Support for Play & Early Learning in Lanarkshire)

SPELL are a charity set up in 1997 to support and offer advice to the pre-5 voluntary sector in South Lanarkshire.

We support over 110 baby and toddler groups and playgroups helping with committees, recruitment, best practice and legislation, book-keeping and much more.  We also run a free play activity programme for all voluntary groups and run an extensive training programme.

We have two office staff, Vicky and Wendy who are based in the grounds of Beckford Primary School in Hamilton as well as 3 Support Workers who regularly visit the groups.  SPELL are open from 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday, term time.

Please see below the contact details for the SPELL Team.



Vicky Willmott, Operations Manager - 01698 768933

Wendy McPhillie, Training Manager - 01698 768944

Email: office@spell-lanarkshire.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SPELLSouthlanarkshire


Support Workers

Katie Campbell 

Mob: 07385 380739   

Email: katiec.spell@gmail.com

Blantyre, Bothwell & Uddingston, 

Cambuslang & Rutherglen and Hamilton


Lorna Henry

Mob: 07385380637    

Email: lorna.spell@gmail.com



Michelle MacDonald

Mob: 07385 380334   

Email: michellemacdonald.spell@gmail.com

East Kilbride, Larkhall, Strathaven & Stonehouse


SPELL Support Workers, Michelle, Katie and Lorna at one of our fantastic Little Hedgehogs Outdoor Toddler Group sessions.



SPELL is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No SC286654.  

Recognised by the Inland Revenue 

as a Scottish Charity No SC027970


Our Board of Trustees have a wealth of experience in the pre-5 voluntary sector and charities.  We are always looking for people to join our Board of Trustees so if it is something you would be interested in and have relevant experience please contact us.

Our current Trustees are:

Sarah Agnew, Margaret Tierney, Barbara Muir and Sarah Grant.

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