Welcome to Newport Anglican Church Playgroup. We offer a free playgroup for children (0-5) and their parent/carer to make friends and enjoy being a part of the local community. To register please email - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the hall at Newport Anglican Church
35 Foamcrest Avenue, Newport 2106
Thursdays during the NSW public school term
Start time - 9:30am
Finish Time -11:00am
We ask you to register to allow us to gauge numbers for morning tea and craft. If you intend to come, please email email@example.com
You only need to do this once.
On your first visit, we will take your contact details (kept confidential) so we can let you know of any special weeks and term dates.
We don't charge a fee for playgroup.
There is a box for optional gold coin donations to help cover our costs.
We ask that you are mindful if you need to take photos at playgroup. Please only capture your own child to share with family, and ensure no other child or adult is in the frame. This is to respect the privacy of other attendees.
Whilst we are unable to guarantee the premises to be nut free, we ask that no nuts or nut products be brought on site for the safety of those with nut allergies.
Please be sun safe and bring a hat for yourself and your little one for during outside play.
Are you a Christian group?
Playgroup is run by Christians from Newport Anglican Church. We do speak about God and His love. However, playgroup is for everyone! Atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and others are all welcome. We don’t expect people to share our beliefs to come along. We will happily answer questions about Jesus and our faith if you want to ask them.
What Christian content is there?
We say thank you God for the food (“grace”) when the children eat.
We mention God during some stories e.g., showing pictures in a book whilst saying “God made butterflies, bees, spiders and God made me”.
Some songs might talk about God such as “God made …” or “God loves me”.
Some crafts might have Christian words on such as “God loves me”.
What is a typical morning?
1. Playtime with tea/coffee and baked treats for parents
3. Story time
4. Morning tea for the children
We ask everyone to bring 1 piece of fruit per child. The helpers cut the fruit up for the children to share.
We don’t expect parents of babies not on solids yet to bring fruit.
Please bring your child’s water bottle.
Please note, no nuts!
6. Outside play
If you would like a Social Story to help prepare for playgroup, please ask Helen (contact details below).
All playgroup helpers have completed a Safe Ministry training course and have a valid Working with Children Check.
If you have any questions, you can contact Helen (Children’s Worker) at firstname.lastname@example.org