Playmorning | Tuesdays 10am to 12pm – 0 to 5 years old
Welcome Northmead Anglican Playmorning
Northmead Playmorning is an informal, church-run, community Playmorning catering for 0-5 year olds and their carers.
Where: Northmead Anglican Church – 6 Thomas St, Northmead
Cost: The cost each week is $2 per family.
This money can be put in the money tin on the table near the entrance.
This money is used for resources, toys, tea/coffee, milk, etc.
Who is Northmead Anglican Playmorning?
Northmead Playmorning is run by volunteers from Northmead Anglican Church. We are all committed and passionate Christians. We volunteer because our love for Jesus calls us share the good new about Jesus Christ, love our community and care for those in it. In Circle Time, we sometimes have a Bible story or song that reflects our beliefs as Christians, and at Easter and Christmas time we love to talk about Jesus and the amazing things he has done. Anybody, regardless of religious belief, is welcome at Playmorning.
The team for 2018 is:
For more information please call the church office 9630 1234
What does a typical Tuesday look like?
10 am – Welcome
Doors open and some toys will be available in the hall as we get tea or coffee and say hello to each other. If you are late, don’t panic! We know that life with small children is unpredictable and challenging. Come when you can, we still want to see you.
10.15 – Circle Time
During Circle Time, we sing songs, dance and listen to stories. Circle Time is a great opportunity for children to learn from one another, so we ask that carers encourage and model good listening and participation. Circle Time is led by a member of the Playmorning team. This time will also include some songs about God and often a story from the Bible.
10.35 – Free Play
Each Tuesday, play areas are set up inside and outside. Carers are encouraged to play with their children and are responsible for their supervision at all times. This playtime also provides opportunities to chat with other carers and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. While light snacks are provided, you will need to bring food for your child (no nut products please).
11.50 – Pack Away Time
While the adults are packing away, the children can enjoy a parachute game in the backyard. The games will be run by a team member and we ask that a couple of carers help out with playing them. The games will end by 12.00. If you need to leave early, we understand.
Health, Hygiene, and Safety
Please keep unwell children at home. If a child has been vomiting or had diarrhoea in the last 48 hours, please keep them at home. To keep everyone healthy, it is important to follow good hygiene practises whilst at Playmorning. For example, hand washing, putting ‘mouthed toys’ in the mouthed toys bucket and notifying us of anything that needs cleaning. Please also notify us if your child has been unwell with a contagious illness and attended Playmorning during the contagious period. This is so we can alert others if needed. Of course, we will ensure your privacy in doing so. Just remember, we are all parents too so completely understand that sometimes, no matter how careful we are, sickness happens. Lets just all try to do our best to look after each other!
Peanuts and other Nut Products…
For the safety of the children at Playmorning who have allergies, we ask that you do not bring any foods that contain peanuts or other nut products.
Welcome Table: As you arrive check the welcome table for messages and news. This is also where you collect your name badge and pop your money in our Dora tin.
Newsletters: Each term we email out a newsletter which contains key dates and information. There will also be a hard copy on the Welcome Table.
Announcements: We often make announcements during Circle Time.
Email: This is done on a regular basis with updates/information. Please add your e-mail address to the registration form so we can e-mail you. Please feel free to email us too with any queries you may have.
Facebook: You can find our public page ‘Northmead Playmorning’ on Facebook. There you will find general information about us, upcoming Playmorning and church events and other helpful information. We also have a Facebook group, ‘Northmead Playmorning Community’, you are welcome to join.
Face-to-Face: Feel free to grab one of the Playmorning team people at any time if you have questions, or if you just want to chat!
Don’t hesitate to grab a member of the Playmorning Team to ask your question, or feel free to email us at by clicking this link.
We look forward to getting to know you and your family!