Monday to Thursday mornings, 10am - 12.30pm (during school terms only)
No booking necessary – just come along and enjoy the fun!
Explorers Playgroup provides creative play sessions for under 5s, spread across three light-filled rooms and a beautiful playground. Experienced play leaders set up a wide range of activities to suit the needs of children, with an emphasis on child-initiated play supervised by a parent or carer in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The aim is for adults and children to enjoy being together. A Play Leader will be at the entry to Playgroup to greet you on your first visit. When signing in make a nametag (provided) for your child so he/she can be called by their name: they like this and it helps the Play Leaders and others to learn names.
Supervision: It is not the Play Leader's job to look after the children. The Play Leaders facilitate play and all supervision is the responsibility of parents or carers.
Wear old clothes: Messy activities are an important part of children's play. Painting smocks are available.
Participation: During the singing session, we encourage adults to participate and help the little ones if needed. During story time, adult supervision is necessary so help is at hand for unsettled children for the session to be enjoyed by everyone.
Packing up: At Explorer’s Playgroup this is a group activity and occurs around 12 pm (before parachute time). Your help is needed and appreciated and provides great role modeling for your children. Indoor activity items (such as puzzles and trains) are to be kept in their area so they remain intact.
Food and drinks: There are no food and drinks available to purchase onsite. There are nearby cafes or please bring your own morning tea and lunch. For the safety of all children there is a No Nut Policy in place at the Centre.
Prams: Please leave prams in playground.
Parking: Discounted parking for Playgroup users is available in the Ridge Street car park. Simply bring your token from the car park and swipe it when you register for each session. Click here for full Council parking rates