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​We have a very active and exciting Playgroup on a Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the Activity Centre.

All Queensland families who register with Playgroup Queensland before their child's first birthday, can now receive a free 12 month family membership as part of the Queensland Government's Play Stars initiative. With more than 60,000 babies born in Queensland each year, Play Stars will benefit many new families by creating more opportunities for children to learn through play, while supporting parents and carers in their role as first teachers.

The Play Stars initiative is an action from the Advancing Education: An action plan for education in Queensland and will be delivered in partnership with Playgroup Queensland over the next five years. Register or visit the Playgroup Queensland website for more information - www.playgroupqld.com.au 

Parents, carers, children and babies meet together each week in a relaxed environment. At Playgroup, families are given the opportunity to connect with other families in their local communities, to share knowledge, seek advice and gain invaluable support.

Children love Playgroup because they are able to:

  • Participate in new experiences
  • Develop and increase their social skills
  • Learn about sharing, cooperation and simple routines
  • Interact with other adults and children in a safe environment
  • Have fun

 

Adults enjoy Playgroup because they are able to:

  • Meet other local families and develop new friendships
  • Relax and talk in a friendly environment
  • Share experiences and ideas

 

 
 
Membership Benefits
Wynnum West Water Dragons Playgroup charges a weekly fee of $2 per child (if a family has more than one child and the youngest child under the age of 12 months, they are free). This fee is used to pay for tea and coffee supplies and obtain equipment and materials used a Playgroup. There are different Family Memberships to Playgroup Queensland to choose from that may suit you.
 
6 months     $25, $20 concession
1 year          $40, $30 concession
2 years        $75
4 years        $105
5 years        $150
 
 
This entitles our group to resources and support from the Association and access to  Playgroup Queensland. Some of these include:
  • Toy Libraries for our Playgroup and member families
  • Invitations to local events, training and information sessions provided by  Playgroup Queensland
  • Complimentary registration packs for National Playgroup Week and Dress-up Day activities
  • Access to My Playgroup and the Playgroup Queensland Members Only area
  • Subscription to the monthly Playgroup Queensland eNewsletter with exclusive giveaways for members

Members can attend multiple Playgroup Queensland-affiliated Playgroups, where they    - and their child - will learn through play and make connections through the community.

It also provides our Playgroup with insurance coverage. All families attending a registered Queensland Playgroup must be members to ensure the entire Playgroups insurance is not compromised.

New families are allowed two free visits but must pay their Playgroup Queensland membership fee by their Playgroup Queensland membership by their third visit.

 

Please feel free to contact the Wynnum West Water Dragons coordinator, Debbie via wwwdplaygroup@gmail.com or leave a message at the school office 3893 6888.