Earlybirds Playgroup was established in 1996 as a not-for-profit Incorporated Association and is a member of Playgroup WA.
Our aim is to provide you and your children with a safe, friendly and stimulating environment. We are committed to improving the playgroup facilities and will endeavour, through fundraising, to develop our indoor and outdoor areas.
Our playgroup is also committed to playing an important role in connecting and supporting the community. Ultimately we hope to achieve maximum enjoyment for all families attending playgroup and in the wider community.
HOW IT WORKS
Earlybirds is funded predominantly through membership fees with occasional fundraising drives.
Membership fees cover the costs of running the playgroup which includes the purchase of toys, craft supplies, equipment and stationery, professional cleaning and cleaning supplies, kitchen supplies, the lease of the venue, utility bills, general maintenance and renovations.
Playgroup involves attending a nominated 2 hour session with your child/children. The sessions are not structured, we provide the facilities and it is up to the parents in the group how they want to structure activities during the session. Our Playgroup sessions are for children from birth to school age.
Sessions are non-exclusive and are open to new members (both individuals and mother's groups) at any time during the year.
BENEFITS OF PLAYGROUP
- A space where families can create their own locally based friends and social networks;
- A place where parents and caregivers can support each other through sharing ideas, parenting experiences, concerns and information;
- Build family capacity through peer support;
- A place where families can build long-term friendships as their children grow and transition to school; and
- An affordable and regular opportunities for families to enjoy a shared outing.
- A safe and nurturing environment where children can play and learn;
- Enhance healthy early brain development through play;
- Opportunities for children to create, invent, reason and problem solve;
- Opportunities to build attachment between adults and children as they play together, and share time and experiences;
- Learn social skills as they negotiate with peers, resolve conflict, take turns, share and make friends; and
- Build resilience to enable them to cope with new situations and manage stress and adapt to change.