The aims of the playgroup are to provide a safe, warm and happy environment that is challenging and stimulating.

Our group may well be the first time you leave your child with someone who is not a family member, therefore we aim to be welcoming and friendly to your child (ren), the parents and visitors. Offering a warm and welcoming environment and ensuring each child feels included, safe, secure, stimulated and valued Recognising each child as an individual and ensuring that we are meeting the individuals’ needs.

Providing familiar play activities and experiences for the children.  We hope to help them in their first steps towards independence and to treat children as an individual.  We aim to help your child to mix and learn with children their own age/abilities in a variety of different activities and to provide opportunities to explore and discover their environment.  At the group we encourage free play.  We offer a range of activities such as puzzles, water play, story time, arts and crafts, singing and much more.  There is a theme for each session for the children to work along with.

If you know anyone who would like their child to join in the fun at Busy Bee’s Playgroup sessions please ask for an application form from the Practitioners, or download an application form from the link below and either print it out and hand in at the playgroup, or email the completed form to  As Busy Bee’s Playgroup is a very popular group there may be a waiting list.  The children are offered a space as soon as one becomes available.  To ensure that all children have equal opportunities, the children are put on the waiting list depending on their birthday.  The older the child the higher up the list they go.  If two children have the same birth date, it would depend on who applied first.

If you would like your child to spend their ante-pre school year with us then remember that even if your child is attending a 2’s group we still need your application to accept him/her into the 3’s group.  You will find this information on the Ante-Pre-School and Pre-School pages or from the Practitioners.

Application Forms

2’s Application Form


Term Holiday Dates - 2017
In-Service Days    

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Wednesday 15th February 2017    
Monday 21st August 2017    
Easter Holidays    
Monday 3rd April to Monday 17th April 2017
Mid Term Breaks    
Monday 1st May 2017
Monday 5th June 2017    
Summer Holidays    
Monday 3rd July to Friday 18th August 2017

3-5’s Group Walk to Celebrations for Pancake – Monday 27th February

2’s Group Walk to Celebrations for Pancake – Tuesday 28th February

Wednesday 1st March – Wear Something Yellow for St David’s Day

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd March – World Book Day – Dress up as your favourite character and take in your favourite book.

Friday 10th March – Quiz night at Turriff Social Football Club

Thursday 16th and Friday 17th March – Wear something Green for St Patrick’s Day.

Thursday 23rd March 1pm onwards – Beehive Café in aid of Down’s Syndrome and wear odd or brightly coloured socks.  Homebakes required.


The play scheme is a new venture for Busy Bee’s Playgroup in 2011.  This was always a possibility for the group to introduce for the children in the area aged between 2-5 years (not yet attending school).

We will aim to operate during the October, Easter and Summer holidays.  They are 6 play scheme members of staff, 3 in each session.  The staff meets prior to the holidays beginning and plan out the activities.  This will be varied throughout the year.  All children are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish.  Each session cost is the same as the playgroup costs – 2-5s not at school – £6 for 2.5 hours.