Murrumbeena Playgroup is a wonderful play environment for both parents and pre-school children to interact with others in the local community.
You can attend as many sessions as you like each week and are not locked into a particular day. You can even attend 2 FREE TRIALS to see what playgroup is like.
We have a huge variety of indoor toys, crafts and outdoor equipment for children from babies to preschoolers with all sorts of interests.
The playgroup is entirely run by the families who attend. We encourage families to share their talents with the group!
Across the year, the playgroup has themed activities for cultural celebrations such as Lunar New Year, Easter, Diwali and Christmas.
We also hold some incursions that are included in the price of membership.
sessions and fees in 2022
We offer flexibility across the week, you can attend as many times as you like for the one annual fee of $145 per family from January. New members get two free trials so you can decide if you want to sigh up for full membership. Please note, there are reduced annual fees if you sign up later in the year. Please contact us if you have any questions about this. Playgroup Victoria membership is required before signing up Murrumbeena Playgroup for insurance purposes(this is currently free).
Sessions operate from 31st January to mid December, including school holidays. Closed Public holidays. For everyone’s safety and well-being, please note that you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend playgroup. All parents please wear a mask (inside and outside) for the time being.
9:30 Playgroup opens and play begins!
A parent volunteer, opens playgroup and gets out a few activities. Families arrive when suits them and get out any additional activities that their child would like to play with. As they arrive, they sign in and scan the QR code.
10:30 Morning Tea
The children are invited to sit together to have a snack. This can be inside or outside depending on the weather. This is also a nice time for the parents to have a tea or coffee.
*Due to allergies, we ask that children ONLY eat fruit and vegetables at playgroup*
10:45 It’s time to play again
As the children finish their snack, they get to play some more! Around 11:15, families start cleaning the toys and packing up all of the equipment together.
11:20 Parachute or bubbles
At the end of the session, we usually play with the parachute or bubbles together. Sometimes we sing songs, sometimes the children just enjoy running under the parachute and on top. Sometimes, children might sit at the edge and watch!
11:30 Session ends
How we run
Our playgroup is run entirely by the families. We ask families be involved where possible to keep the playgroup running.
CLEANING UP EACH SESSION
All attending familes help to clean up at the end of the session. Especially important now to meet COVID-safe requirements.
OPEN/ CLOSE ROSTER
Each session relies a group of people who are available to open/close the playgroup room. There is a roster made up once every 3 -6 months and typically has 3-4 people rotating for each day so that it is possible to swap as needed. We know that things come up!
These happen twice year and families are encouraged to attend one if they can.
The committee oversees the running of the playgroup. There are a number of roles including, Co-ordinator, Assistant Co-ordinator, Secretary, Enrolments Officer, Treasurer and Fundraising. There is also the option of joining as a general committe member if all other positions are filled to help with jobs that come about from meeting discussions.
Committee meetings are held once a month from 7:30 – 9:30pm. Anyone is welcome to attend.
get in touch
We'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to call Clare, our enrolments officer, on 0432 271 204, or email us below!
Rear of Murumbeena Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena
0432 271 204