What happens at Playgroup?
Playgroup is a fun and supportive environment for kids (0-4 years) and their parents. It encourages children to learn through play with activities incorporating pasting, painting, stamping, drawing, puzzles, water, sand, climbing, building, singing, listening and much more! It is also a place for parents to build friendships and gain support in their very important role as mum, dad or care-giver.
Each session follows a general routine including indoor play, story time, snack time, outdoor play and concluding with song time. Sandwiches are supplied for the children along with tea and coffee for the adults. Parents are welcome to bring fruit for their children to supplement the sandwiches if they choose. Parents contribute to the functioning of the session by being on a roster for providing morning tea, a table activity, cleaning up and reading the story.
Playgroup is run by WDBC for all members of the community and therefore we celebrate Christmas and Easter, say grace before eating, have a “thought for the day” to encourage the adults and sometimes include Christian themes or bible stories in our program. However no church affiliation is required to attend playgroup.
We have a limited number of places available in each group therefore we operate a waiting list once the groups are full.
WDBC offers two separate playgroups which run during the Victorian school terms on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 – 11:30am .
Playgroup is held in the back hall of Wodonga District Baptist Church at 154 Melrose Drive, Wodonga. Entrance is from the playground end of the car park through the childproof gates.
Playgroup fees are generally paid as a yearly fee.
1 Child $125
2 + Children $165
Fees are due in the first two weeks of Term 1. Families that pay their fees in these first two weeks will receive a discount of $5.
If a yearly fee is finacially difficult, please see a leader and a term rate can be arranged.
Babies can come along for free until they turn one.
Fees can be paid by cash or Eftpos.