Our Sessions

Each session runs for two hours and is made up of a maximum of 26 children.

Sessions currently running:

  • Morning: Monday to Friday 9.15 – 11.15am
  • Lunch: Thursday 11:30am – 1:30pm

Session Outline
Indoor Activities – planned by the Attendant
Morning Tea/Lunch – children sit and eat together
Outside Time – including planned activities, eg. water play (weather permitting)
Group Time – bubbles, story and songs run by the Attendant

What to bring

  • A snack and drink for your child
  • Sunscreen and hat for you and your child in terms 1 & 4
  • You may want to bring a change of clothes for any mishaps, however smocks are provided for messy activities.
  • A warm coat in terms 2 & 3 because we still run outdoor activities if it is really cold but not raining.

Pricing

  • Please contact our enrolment officer to organise a no obligation trial


Under One’s

On a dedicated Baby Mat there is an assortment of toys to amuse and challenge babies and toddlers. Included in this assortment is a larger feature toy that changes each week. A play pen along with a change table and high chair are also available for use. Appropriate outside play spaces and toys are also provided.


Mat Activities

On the main mat we have two activities each week. One generally being a role play experience, eg. dress-ups, shopping, kitchen, dolls and trucks. With the other a cognitive activity, eg. mazes, blocks, Duplo, peg hammering sets and more. Our Book Corner will also feature regularly in addition to the other activities.


Other indoor Activities

In a separate indoor area we have ride on cars, four big cars and three smaller ride-ons, plus a petrol pump for role playing. The ride-ons are available for the kids to take outside and are very popular.


Outdoor Activities

Outside we have a fenced in area with a sand pit, cubby house and fixed playground equipment. Other activities are beanbags, mowers, trikes, balls, obstacles and trucks. Feature activities include the dinosaur pit, tray of balls and when warmer, water play and bubbles.


Group Time

The attendant runs group time and always begins with music and bubbles. Songs and story time follow but things like the parachute, instruments and dancing can feature. Sometimes the stories are even told with puppets. Ending the session is our good bye song and a special stamp for the children.


Table Activities

Table activities consist of two tables for craft and one for fine motor experiences. The two craft activities are usually one structured like making masks, binoculars, cars, mobiles and shakers with the other unstructured like painting and free collage. Fine motor activities include play dough, threading, magnetic landscape, felt boards and hammering.


Tiny Tots Sessions

From time to time we have enough demand to run babies’ sessions at North Ringwood Playgroup.

These sessions run very similarly to our regular sessions being of the same length and the same structure.

The difference is our baby sessions are specially tailored for the one and two year olds. All programmed activities reflect the abilities and interests of this age group with mat activities chosen to engage this particular age group in cognitive and role playing activities appropriate to their age.

The craft activity is unstructured and with a little assistance even very small children can participate. Craft activities offered include painting, drawing, pasting and the perennial favourite, Playdough.

Our group time is more interactive involving parents and children in songs with actions and dancing to music while our much loved bubble machine adds colour and movement. Group time finishes with a short story guaranteed to engage its young audience.