“It has been invaluable to us and I’m sure many people would benefit from coming along”.Kate
Playgroup is for Pre-school children from 0 – 5 yrs and their parents, grandparents and carers. It provides opportunities for carers to share and engage with their child(ren) through play.
Our indoor play area has many things for kids such as a climbing frame, puzzles, a home corner, dress-ups, puppets, trains, cars, duplo etc. There are also simple crafts and painting and a great kid-friendly outside area with a fantastic cubby/shop as well as ride on cars and other toys.
We have story time and chat followed by snack time with tea/coffee provided for carers. Kids bring their own snack. (no nuts)
Our helpers love coming to Playgroup each week and are very happy to help your child or have a chat to you.
Grandma also enjoys the company of the other Mum’s and Grandparents. It’s socially inclusive and prevents isolation and is great fun.Joan
The Playgroup area includes its own toilet and baby change room.
Held at Manningham Uniting Church and Community Centre 109 Wood St Templestowe (parking under the building)
The MUC Playgroup has been a wonderful support and lots of fun for our two little granddaughters and for us as grandparents over the last three years. The social interaction is enjoyable and safe, even over Zoom during Covid restrictions, or a park as we were able, when we couldn’t enjoy the wide range of activities face to face that our new building now offers. Our leaders love kids and have lots of skills and experience, and the chance to get to know other mums, dads and grandparents is really welcome. Our two little ones (16months and 4yo) love it, and their Dad has been heard to comment ‘Playgroup rocks!Col and Wendy
About your playgroup leader – Chris Bairstow
I have been the Playgroup coordinator at Manningham Uniting Church since 2016. As a former Primary School teacher before starting work with children and families in the Uniting Church over 20 years ago, I am passionate about the value of Playgroups to children and their families. Being a mother and grandmother I understand the challenges and joys of families. Each week I love being able to provide a special Playgroup experience with stimulating activities as well as providing support to each child and their carer.
Contact Chris on 03 03 9846 2012; email@example.com