‘Home’ Playgroup for birth – 4 years
‘Home’ Playgroup is a warm and welcoming environment for new parents, pregnant women and partners to come together with children and be present with them as they make brand new discoveries in a natural, holistic setting.
Circle time is led by Sally, with familiar and new songs, rhymes and finger games. These follow a seasonal rhythm, bringing awareness to the passing year. Hands are washed, a simple thankful nature blessing given then fruit or porridge is shared for morning tea.
We end the session by sitting together to hear a short puppet story. Children gather round the storyplace with adults helping and holding on laps if necessary. Children are farewelled with a goodbye song and then swing on the gate to home…!
We play in any weather so warm, waterproof outerwear is essential. Tea and coffee is available for parents.
This is a safe and welcoming space for all families irrespective of sex, gender, race, ability, sexuality, socio-economic background and immunisation status. It is assumed that all who join the community feel similarly.
Playgroups form for a calendar year, creating the supportive community we need in early parenting years. Vacancies rarely arise during the year. However, you are welcome to put your name down on the waiting list and you will be notified when new sessions are announced.
Bush playgroup meets in local ‘wild places’ to explore, discover, observe and enjoy what nature has to offer us as families and individuals. Pack some water, pop on sunscreen and a hat and bring a piece of fruit to share and we’ll head off on a mini adventure with your little ones. We will meet at various locations fortnightly and walk, clamber, build cubbies, listen to birdsong, paddle, sing songs and hear a nature story while enjoying the beauty of our native bushlands.