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 

SPELL's Newsletters

Please click here to view SPELL's November 2018 newsletter.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our newsletters by email, please send SPELL an email to spell.org@btopenworld.com and quote 'Mailing List'

Training Programme Autumn 2018

SPELL's new training programme has now been released.  For details of the courses on offer, please see our Training Programme page.

SPELL's training programme is free of charge and open to all parents, committee members, volunteers and childcare staff who work within toddler groups and playgroups in South Lanarkshire.

Play Activity Programme 2018 - 2019

Please click here for information about the play activities that are on offer this year.  

We have a number of new sessions that are being introduced by our new play tutor Kim Crawley.

To book a session for your group please contact Wendy on 01698 768944 or email spell.org@btoopenworld.com.  


Little Hedgehogs

For dates and information on our latest Little Hedgehogs Outdoor Toddler Group, please see our Group and Parent Area


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.