Our Community Playgroups, kindly supported by the City of Cockburn, are really taking off.
Our thoughts behind establishing them were:
- Giving children after the COVID 19 isolation time the chance to find their sense of belonging again and make new friends in a safe setting.
- Enabling existing and new parents after the period of isolation to socialise and make new friends.
Our Community Playgroups are open to anyone with children up to 7 years old.
Through a parent survey we learned that parents would really like to have an Early Childhood Behavioural Guidance Expert attend one of the Community Playgroups. We are working on it behind the scenes.
Other interests identified were “Messy Play” and “Settling your Child at Sleep Time”. We are onto these as well.
Last weekend we had our first German Community Playgroup and it was wonderful: 73 of attended and enjoyed making new connections while knowing their children were in a safe environment.
Our very kind Food Operations Manager Noelle again prepared a beautiful and healthy morning tea.
Rainnie – who speaks several languages – amongst them German, joined us and was amazing at building bridges between German and Non-German speakers.
Rachel and I joined the lively group and met the most wonderful and enthusiastic group of people.
We talked about organising traditional German celebrations and cultural heritage that many of us are missing for our children- especially now that flying to Germany is out of the question.
It’d be wonderful if all our other families would join us for a Lantern Parade in November or a St. Nikolaus Celebration on December!
We’ll keep you posted!
Please have a look at the table below for dates and times for our next Community Playgroup.
Even though they have a cultural theme, EVERYONE is welcome! Join us to learn the language or to let your children make new friends.
Here at Leap Start Early Learning Child Care we treasure inclusivity.
|Mandarin Playgroup||05 September 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|English Playgroup||19 September 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|German Playgroup||26 September 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|Mandarin Playgroup||03 October 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|English Playgroup||10 October 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|German Playgroup||17 October 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|Mandarin Playgroup||07 November 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|German Playgroup||07 November 2020||4.30 – 6.00pm followed by Lantern Parade|
|Mandarin Playgroup||December 5th 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|
|German Playgroup||December 5th 2020||4.30 – 6.00pm Nikolaus Celebration|
|English Playgroup||December 12th 2020||9.30 – 11.00am|