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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


The Prentice Centre

Welcome to the Prentice Centre Playgroup which has been established in the heart of our community for over 20 years.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome by our highly respected staff team of Julie and Debbie, who run the Playgroup from Monday to Friday for children aged from 2 – 5 years.

Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

Within the Centre, they have created a safe and caring atmosphere where children are encouraged to become part of a learning process. Our children spend their time engaged in a safe, caring nurturing environment, learning skills through arrange of activities which enhance their development and will equip them for their future lives.

The range of activities we provide encourages:

- Good quality early learning and childcare for children in the local area.
- Social development through activities which encourage sharing and social interaction
- Physical development by providing activities which foster eye hand co-ordination and motor skills development.

Our children can enjoy a variety of experiences and activities within the Playroom or outside in our courtyard and front garden. Some of our popular activities include gardening, reading, singing, listening to stories crafts and painting. Our Playgroup is a Registered Service with the Care Inspectorate. For an application form, please get in touch.

Cost: £30 per week
1 - 3, 4 - 12
Days and Times
Monday 9:15am - 11:30am / 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Tuesday 9:15am - 11:30am / 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Wednesday 9:15am - 11:30am / 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Thursday 9:15am - 11:30am / 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Friday 9:15am - 11:30am / 12:00pm - 2:15pm
1 Granton Mains Avenue, Granton

North West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 552 0485
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 20 December 2019