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Play Co-ordinators are the senior members of staff at each service, they are all qualified practitioners and ensure the day to day experience for all children is a quality, fun and safe one.


They plan play opportunities, resources and evaluate quality.

Debbie Ronaldson

Debbie joined First 4 Kids in October 2022. She came to us with years of experience in both out of School Care and Nurseries. Debbie pays attention to the detail and is always keen to ensure the customer experience meets the needs of the families using First 4 Kids.



Debbie currently manages the Services at: Bantaskin, Bonnybridge, and  Westquarter

Margaret Gallagher

 Margaret joined First 4 Kids in November 2020 as a Playworker, she quickly gained her qualification and stepped up to a Co-ordinator and now to Area Manager in January 2024. Margaret is experienced in both Childcare and people management. 


Margaret currently manages the Service at:Maddiston and will get more as the year develops

Area Managers

How Our Organisation is Run


And People Behind the Scenes

Decision Makers


First 4 Kids is a Scottish Charity. It is a not for profit organisation and all the income from our services is put back into the cost of running and developing the organisation.


The Executive Management Committee are service users who volunteer their time to meet regularly to discuss and make decisions on how the organisation is run.


They ensure the organisation meets its legal requirements and is financially sustainable. 

Admin Staff


Lesley McDonald is the Finance Administrator at First4Kids. Lesley has been with the organisation for more than 13 years and is guru of all First 4 Kids systems.


Diane MacFarlene is the Registrations Clerk at First 4 Kids. Diane joined the organisation in spring 2016 and is the keeper of our customer management system. She will know at any one time if there are places available or the service is full.

All Services are supported by Playworkers.


They support the children to get the most out of the service and support the Co-ordinator in planning and implementing play opportunities.


Play Co-ordinators



First 4 Kids is a Scottish Charity and is therefore regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
All First 4 Kids services are registered provision under the National Care Standards. The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects our services
All staff who work with children in registered services have to be Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registered staff. First 4 Kids are required to have all staff SSSC registered



Most of the income at First 4 Kids comes from childcare fees. However, to keep the services affordable there are fundraising activities. Families can get involved by asking the club for a football card or emailing info@fist4kids asking about the 50/50 Club.

To provide quality affordable childcare throughout the Falkirk area where children and young people can access fun play environments.

Our Vision

Our Mission

To provide child-centred play where all children entrusted to our care will be respected, engaged and flourish in a stimulating, safe and creative environment.

We employ highly passionate, motivated and valued staff who are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Chief Executive


Beverley Isdale is the Chief Executive at First 4 Kids. She joined the organisation in summer 2016 with 30 years experience. She was previously a Development Officer supporting various services in their development including First 4 Kids.


Beverley is responsible for overseeing the whole organisation and supporting development and improvement where it is needed. She also currently manages the Services at: Carron, Ladeside and Stenhousemuir