Child Side Playgroup

and School follows

child protection and

protective behaviour

processes.  We deliver

the Keeping Safe: Child

Protection Curriculum.



is inspired
by the

practices of

which are
woven into a
flexible & organic
style of education
designed for

What We Offer
High adult to child ratio

each child is well-known, cared about and unlikely to slip through the cracks

Small by design

we can seriously personalise learning and academically challenge every child and humanise the process

Highly researched

innovative practice relevant to living in the 21st Century, connecting children to the world rather than isolating them behind four walls and a door; children who can cope and thrive with modern living and its requirements


work place conducive for all children to ‘be, belong, become’ – engaged and responsive children enjoying their childhood and education


  • Children valued
  • Playgroup “Listener”
  • Simple play ignites complex learning

Play develops intellectual, physical and social skills. It advances the child forward to new stages of mastery. It is the major vehicle for discovery and understanding, testing and integrating ideas, gaining feedback about one’s self through interacting with others. It is serious, engaged business for children.

Our playgroup is play based, generated by children’s interests and levels of development. We value children and their interactions with each other rather than setting adult directed activities.

Playgroup is set up to provide a comfortable, welcoming place for parents and young children to be together. A place away from home where young children can be active, curious social and emotional. A place where parents are welcomed and supported. At playgroup we have a “Playgroup Listener” whose role is to welcome families, listen to children and interact creatively with everyone. At playgroup parents are encouraged to:

  • explore with their children;
  • connect with their children;
  • be interested in their children;
  • spend time with their children and
  • get mucky with their children.

Child Side Playgroup is an opportunity to share ideas, thoughts and experiences with other parents and children. Playgroup is on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30.

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