Gordon Park ELC (“GPELC”) started life in 1986 as Gordon Park Playgroup, founded by a couple of local mums from the Meiklemill Housing Estate in response to a shortage of appropriate facilities.

At the time of conception, it was very much a room with a few toys but they wanted a local setting with a ‘learn through play’ ethos and found other like-minded parents to help as volunteers and so, with fundraising and donations, they went on to purchase a wider range of suitable toys and equipment and it has gone forth to become the well-respected setting that it is today.

We operate as a self-supporting setting with charity status and we work in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council offering funded places for children as well non-funded places. We also operate a Family Learning Group for parents and children aged 0-5.