What Is A Playgroup?
Young children learn best in the presence of happy interested adults. Playgroups are a growing movement made up of families who are meeting together regularly to
Each Playgroup is autonomous and every member contributes to the group by helping to organise, prepare and run each session. In this way, each Playgroup reflects a local community's way of life, wishes and desires to play and learn with other people, both children and adults. Pyrmont Playgroup is affiliated with Playgroup NSW Inc and a member of the Leichhardt Zone of Playgroups.
Pyrmont Playgroup gives local children and their carers (parents, grandparents, other family, nannies, etc) the opportunity to come together in a fun, safe and supportive way. To learn more about what going to Pyrmont Playgroup might look like, please visit our Sessions Page.
Like all Playgroup NSW affiliated groups, our playgroup has a "committee" of three volunteers who take care of some of the background administration and take the lead in coordinating any special events for the whole group. However, the week-to-week running of the group depends on everyone contributing wherever they can. Sometimes this means someone suggests or runs a new craft activity. Sometimes this means someone leads a game of some kind with those children who are interested. Sometimes this means simply offering to watch out for an extra child while their carer takes care of a sibling. All contributions make a difference and make Pyrmont Playgroup a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
That said, there are some jobs that simply must be done every
week. To share these jobs around, we have a roster and our members are
asked to do a rostered job of their choice once per term, although the jobs are so easy that many people choose to do many more than one. Rostered duties include:
Oh, and remember that all adults at all our playgroup sessions help to set-up and pack-up the hall.