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Helen Morrongiello - Purchasing

Helen has two school-aged kids and a toddler who she loves heading to Playgroup with.  Helen makes sure Playgroup is nicely stocked with all the essentials (caffeine in the form of coffee and tea included!). If you notice any supplies are low, please reach out to Helen at woodendplaygroup@gmail.com

Jill Hagen - Enrolments / Marketing / PR

Jill has two little ones attending Playgroup. She shares enrolments with Kelly. It's Jill and Kelly who respond to any membership enquiries, and chase current members for forms and fees. Jill also manages this website, and looks for ways raise the profile of Woodend Playgroup within our community.


Kelly Turner - Events / Enrolments

Kelly plans and organises events for members including Bush Playgroup, working bees, seasonal activities such as our fabulous Christmas Party and social events for both families and parents. She also organises fundraisers such as our famous cake stalls and our major fundraising event, held bi-annually. Kelly also assists with Enrolments through meeting with new parents’ groups, session drop ins and attendance sheets.

Olivia Desormeaux - Marketing / PR / Events

Olivia is our social media queen. She is super passionate about creating a community atmosphere at Playgroup. She also works with Kelly in planning and running our events.


Rebecca Hesper - Secretary

Bec is the glue holding us all together! She is responsible for ensuring all Playgroup documents and records are kept. Bec sets the agenda for meetings, takes meeting minutes and distributes them to the Committee along with action items and timelines. Bec also writes and receives correspondence, 

acts as a co-signatory to the bank account, where necessary, and liaises with Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) where necessary.

Simone Jennings - Activities / Maintenance and Compliance

Simone organises craft supplies and monthly activities for our Playgroup families. Simone also organises repairs and ensures Council compliance requirements are met. If you notice a repair job while attending Playgroup please get in touch with Simone at woodendplaygroup@gmail.com


Susie Breen - Treasurer

Susie handles all things money and budgets. She ensures our committee is across and approving all spending, reconciles membership enrolments and fees, and makes sure that Playgroup is in a good financial position. What a ledge!


45 Forest Street Woodend Victoria 3442

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