Playmorning Begins 4 February 2020
Tuesdays 10am to 12pm – 0 to 5 years old
Welcome Northmead Anglican Playmorning
Playmorning is a playgroup for kids & their carers. Playmorning is a place where we gather to learn through stories, music, craft and of course, play! Playmorning is a community in which we enjoy time with our kids and connect with other ‘grown ups’. Mums, Dads, grandparents and carers are all welcome with their kids aged 0-5.
When: Tuesdays during School Term | 10am-12pm
Where: Northmead Anglican Church (6-8 Thomas Street, Northmead)
Cost*: $20 per family per term, paid on Week 1. Note: You may pay by cash or via Eftpos at the Welcome Table.
New Families: May join at the beginning of each term & must register before the start of term.
Who is Northmead Anglican Playmorning?
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 often share a Bible story and sing songs about God and his son Jesus. We love to talk about Jesus and share the amazing things he has done, especially as we celebrate Easter and Christmas. Anybody, regardless of religious belief, is welcome at Playmorning.
For more information please call the church office 9630 1234
The Playmorning Team for 2019
What does a typical Tuesday look like?
10am –Doors open & Instrument Time
Doors open at 10am- it’s time to sign in, write your name tags and head into the Ministry Centre, where the kids start off with instrument play. It’s time to say hello & settle in before Circle Time.
10.10am – Circle Time
Circle Time is led by a member of the Playmorning Team and begins each week with our ‘Hello Song’. We ask that carers participate with their kids, and model good listening as we sing, dance and listen to stories. This time will include some songs about God and often a story from the Bible. Circle Time is also when we make announcements.
10.35am – Free Play, Craft & Food
Play areas are set up both inside and outside. Carers are responsible for the supervision of their kids at all times. This relaxed free play time provides opportunities for carers to not only play with their children but also to connect with other adults while enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit.
Our air conditioned INSIDE SPACE has couches for mums & bubs, a quiet baby corner, a reading nook, as well as a home/kitchen area, blocks, cars, dolls and dress-ups among other things.
Note: New toilets – women’s toilets and an accessible/family toilet with baby change table are located inside. Men’s toilets are located on the back verandah.
We have two OUTSIDE SPACES – a soft-fall area, and a big grassy backyard. Outside spaces include a sandpit, swings, tricycles, small climbing frames, balls and other activities, a large picnic rug and water play table in the warm weather. A beautiful tree in the backyard provides some great shade during the hotter months.
A CRAFT or art activity will also be set up outside almost every week.
Please NOTE: While light MORNING TEA is provided for the adults, you will need to bring food for your kids (no nut products please).
11.50am – Pack Away Time
When the ‘Pack Away’ song plays, we would love your help to pack up! Inside and outside spaces need to be packed away and we appreciate your help with this.
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!