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What is the Play Centre?

  • A free playgroup for young children (birth - 5) and their parent/s/carers.

  • A friendly supportive environment for parents and children to spend time together, to play and have fun.

  • Trudy McConville, an early childhood worker (Department Education & Children Services) facilitates the session and is always on hand to offer practical advice support and guidance to parents.

Who can attend?

Young children (birth - 5) and their parents/carers.

"Play" is fun but why is "Play" important?

Play is more than something to keep children out of adults way.

Through play children learn:

  • about their world

  • about themselves - physical coordination, managing and understanding emotions, thinking and reasoning

  • How to get along with other children - how to listen, take tearns, cooperate and share

Children learn best when they have interesting things to do and interesting people to help them! It is not always easy for parents to think of play ideas that captivate their children's interest. At the Evanston Gardens Play Centre Michelle will provide a variety of play experiences that parents and children can enjoy together.

What's in it for me?

  • Meet other families

  • learn some new skills to help your child to play and learn

  • have a coffee and chat

  • tap into some other supports and services.

What do I need to do?

  • Just come along - no need to book in.

  • Feel free to bring a friend

  • Please provide a piece of fruit or vegetable as a healthy snack and a drink of water

  • Ring the Evanston Gardens Primary School on 8522 2082 if you want to find out more.

How often and where is the Play Centre?

When: Every Friday (during school terms)
Times: 9.15am - 11.15am
Where: Evanston Gardens Progress Association Hall.


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