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

Mercedes College Playgroup provides a range of learning experiences that strengthen fundamental early childhood developmental skills. This includes fine and gross motor skills, language, collaboration, sensory and social skills.

Parents/caregivers are invited to play with their little one/s, as it's through experimentation that children learn.

Mercedes College Playgroup is hosted in our Out of School Hours Care space with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children to participate in.

Parents are welcome to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and chat with everyone. At the end of each session, everyone helps pack away activities before settling for stories and songs.

What to bring 
Please bring a healthy snack and drink (water is ideal) for your child each week.

Also, we are a nut-free environment and encourage food that is not wrapped/packaged.

A hat and sunscreen is required for outdoor play.

All families are welcome
All families are invited to join us, and we look forward to welcoming you to Playgroup.

Throughout the year there are special celebrations, with Playgroup providing a wonderful opportunity to meet new families and build strong friendships.

Enjoy this special time as you guide your child through the wonder and beauty of play.

Mercedes College Playgroup

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.

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

10.40am | pack up ready for stories and songs
Parents/caregivers are invited to help pack activities away. Children may have their snack at this time.

10.45am | stories and songs with our Playgroup Coordinator
You can join in by sitting with your little one/s and enjoy this special time.

11am | end of session
It's good bye time until next time!

Discover the delights of play

Join us at playgroup, everyone is welcome!

You may have children attending Mercedes College or enrolled to join us in the years to come, or not - rest assured you're always welcome to join and discover the wonder of learning through play.

Playgroup session costs

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

You can choose to pay in advance to secure your place in Playgroup, or join us each week.

Register your interest
To join, simply complete the form below.

To find our more please contact Jenny:

T | 8372 3200 or jnemcic@mercedes.catholic.edu.au

 

Please provide the details of the parent/caregiver 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/caregivers are responsible for their children and health conditions, including medication management when attending the playgroup.

Does your child have any medical/health conditions?