March 2020: Please note Playgroup is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Play based sessions for 0-5year olds
Playgroup is a fun, play based session for children aged 0-5 years. It provides parents with an opportunity to watch their child gain new skills, make friends, learn through play and interact with others in a fun and nurturing environment.
Weekly activities include sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, imagination and interactive play. The activities are aimed at educating children in fine and gross motor skill development. Most of these things can be seen as just fun, however many of the tasks have been chosen for a reason from play-dough, pegging and lacing, drawing, painting, craft, puzzles, blocks and role-play. Outdoor play activities include an obstacle course, sandpit and play equipment.
Our session run during school term:
Tuesday's 9-11 at Beldon Primary School,
Wednesday's 9-11am at Glengarry Primary School, and
Friday's 9-11 at Hawker Park Primary School.
Each session is coordinated to ensure activities are planned, set out and ready to use.
Sessions also include a weekly mat time that involves children getting active and participating as a whole group, learning nursery rhymes, singing songs, dancing and listening to stories.
Many of our children go on to school at Glengarry Primary School or Hawker Park Primary School assisting with separation anxiety by being at a familiar location and moving on with their friends.
What age children can attend?
Children aged 0 - 5 are welcome to attend, they do not need to be registered with the school.
What to bring?
We ask that each family brings a piece of fruit per child which is included in a shared morning tea and their water bottle.
Payment is pay-as-you-go at $90 per term.
(Subsidised fees for Beldon Primary School)
We look forward to seeing you at Playgroup!