Who can join - and how?
Families with pre-school aged children are welcome to join.
We are inclusive – we value and celebrate diversity and people of all abilities.
You can join an existing group or start a new one with friends or members of your Parents’ Group. We try to group children of a similar age.
You are welcome to attend two trial sessions prior to joining.
Session times and availability
Woodend Playgroup operates five days a week with four sessions daily:
9.00am – 11.00am
11.00am – 1.00pm
1.00pm – 3.00 pm (open session)
3.00pm – 5.00pm
We try to group children of similar ages. To ensure a pleasant environment, and to allow for social distancing due to COVID-19 restrictions, each session is limited to 10 families.
There are still a few empty sessions available for new groups to form, as well as a few spots left in existing groups. Please get in touch to find out if there is a session that will suit you!
Fees for 2022
Full year $150 ($130 early bird*)
Full year concession** $110 ($100 early bird*)
Half year (Semester 1 or 2***) $80
Half year concession** $70
*Early bird closes 28 February 2022
**Must show proof of concession
***Semester 1: Jan>June Semester 2: July>Dec
Payment due dates
Early bird: 28 February 2022
Full year / Semester 1: 31 March 2022
Semester 2: 14 July 2022
If joining outside of the above dates, fee to be determined by the Enrolments Officer.
What are my responsibilities as a member?
As Woodend Playgroup is solely managed by volunteers (all parents of children currently attending playgroup), we ask that members volunteer at least once a year to assist in fundraising and events.
This might include baking and assisting with a cake stall, helping out at a working bee, getting behind the BBQ at a sausage sizzle or helping out at a Playgroup event.
We use the funds raised to put on awesome events and also to maintain and improve our facilities - whether that be landscaping, painting, purchasing new play equipment and toys.
The Committee is elected each year at our AGM, and all positions are open for nomination. Each year we are excited to welcome new parents and carers into Committee roles to bring new energy and fresh ideas. No particular skills are required, just enthusiasm for making Playgroup the best it can be.
Being a part of the Woodend Playgroup Committee is a rewarding experience. Committee roles provide opportunities for social and professional networking, and can be a great creative outlet. Portfolios can also be shared between two or more people.
The Committee meet on the second Tuesday of the month and all members are very welcome to attend.