Mercedes College Playgroup encourages free play where children are supported to choose, experiment and play at their own pace.

Playgroup Registration

Mercedes College Playgroup is for children aged 0-5 years to learn and play through a range of structured activities.

Mercedes College Playgroup encourages free play where children are supported to choose, experiment and play at their own pace. We organise a range of learning experiences which strengthen the fundamental early childhood developmental skills. This includes fine and gross motor skills, language, collaboration, sensory and social skills.

Parents/caregivers are invited to take the opportunity to play with their child(ren), as it is through experimentation that children learn.

Playgroup Cost

  • $5 for one child per session ($45 per term)
  • $7 for two or more children per session ($65 per term)

You may like to pay for the full term in advance to secure your place in Playgroup.

Playgroup Facilities

Playgroup is held at Mercedes College in the Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) room. We provide indoor and outdoor activities for children to participate in free play and to enjoy the school facilities.

Parents are welcome to help themselves to tea and coffee and bathroom facilities are situated next to the OSHC room. We ask that everyone helps to pack up towards the end of a session, before stories and songs.

What to Bring 

Please bring a healthy snack and drink for your child each week. We are a nut-free environment and encourage food that is not wrapped. A hat and sunscreen is also required for outdoor play.

Family Involvement

All families are invited to attend and we look forward to welcoming you into our Mercedes community. Throughout the year there will be special calendar linked celebrations. Playgroup provides a wonderful opportunity to meet new families and build strong friendships. Enjoy this special time with your child(ren) and guide them through the wonder and beauty of play.

Playgroup Format 

Playgroup is held on Wednesday mornings during school terms between 9:30am - 11:00am.

9:30am Sign in, welcome and free play
Free play with a range of age appropriate activities which promote early childhood development.

Our activities are Reggio Emilia and International Baccalaureate inspired and include: role and pretend play, dress ups, construction, building, arts and crafts, play dough and magic sand. Outdoor play includes the playground, sandpit, balls and water play.

10.40am Pack up
Parents/caregivers are invited to help pack up and wipe down any tables used. Children may have their snack at this time.

10.45am Songs and a story led by the Playgroup Coordinator
Please support involvement and assist staff by joining in and sitting with your child(ren).

11.00am End of session


We invite all families to join our playgroup, including those with other children in R-12 classes, those who have registered their interest in joining the College and those yet to confirm plans for their child/ren's future education. 

To register, please complete the form below. For more information, please contact: 

Jenny Nemcic
Phone: 08 8372 3200

Please provide the details of the parent/guardian who will be attending playgroup.

We collect health information so we are aware of any potential health issues that may impact on your children when attending playgroup. This information will only be used for the specific purpose of assessing health risks within the playgroup environment and if there is an incident related to the health condition while at playgroup. The information will be stored securely and only accessed by the key person/s managing the operation of the playgroup. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children and health conditions, including medication management when attending the playgroup.

Does your child have any medical/health conditions?