Playgroup 0-3.5 years old
& Monday 1:00-3:00pm
Playgroup is an ideal preparation for the more formal setting of a kindergarten as it allows the parent to be present. It provides parents and children with an opportunity to experience our supportive kinder community.
The Playgroup setting is one of warmth, nurturing beauty and parental support. The program seeks to protect and nurture early childhood and is play based. Playgroup is imbued with a gentle rhythm of play (inside and outside) coming together for circle songs, washing of hands and sharing a morning or afternoon tea of simple, healthy food.
Each session is rich with homely activities, songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate the seasons. All Playgroups are facilitated by a Steiner trained group leader. Parents are offered craft acticities such as knitting and hand sewing to create toys which can be taken up if so desired. This expands their craft making skills as they create a new treasure for their child.
Playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for your child to explore a social environment beyond the family home. It is also an ideal stepping stone from informal mothers groups into a more formal setting with parents present, ultimately leading to kindergarten when parents no longer accompany their child.