Unleashing Play for 18month to 3 years olds

If you happen to peer through the Bold Park fence on a Friday or Saturday morning at Lake Monger, you’ll be greeted by a heartwarming sight:

 

– A natural outdoor area teeming with diverse features, seldom found so close to a city center.

 

– Older toddlers pushing their boundaries by swinging enthusiastically from ropes, channeling their inner Tarzan.

 

– Younger toddlers navigating the rough terrain, smooth rocks, and small logs with determination and curiosity.

 

– Families finding peaceful moments, nurturing their baby dolls or engaging in social connections over a delightful rosemary-sprig tea party.

 

Discover Bold Park’s Wilderness Playgroup, renowned as one of Perth’s best-kept secret activities for toddlers.

 

Free Trial for Saturday’s Playgroup

 

Experience our playgroup for toddlers with a FREE trial session (on Saturday’s only) to see firsthand how we do things the Bold Park way.

 

Our program features Reggio Emilia-inspired learning in small, outdoor groups, providing a nurturing environment. Although each session has a basic structure, our Qualified Early Years Teachers tailor the activities based on the children’s interests that day, ensuring a personalised experience that meets their current developmental needs.

Why Our Playgroup

Bold Park’s Wilderness Playgroup offers a unique opportunity for toddlers and their families to connect with nature through our Wildspace and play-based learning approach.

 

At our Playgroup, children engage in outdoor activities that foster joy, spontaneity, and collaboration. These experiences might seem loud, messy, or risky, but they are essential for children’s growth and development.

 

Children naturally develop their own curriculum – or ‘hidden lessons’ – that goes beyond formal structures adults typically create at home or in educational settings.

 

In our Wildspace, children are encouraged to question, explore, experiment, and use their critical and creative thinking skills in a supportive environment.

 

Adults play a vital role in their child’s life and learning journey. Our team, led by an Early Childhood Teacher, works closely with parents to enrich their child’s daily experiences and provide practical learning resources for home use.

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What does Playgroup feel like?

9am to 11.30am – Come in and play!

 

Open snack table – Children get hungry at different times; sit and enjoy your snack when your child is ready. Please encourage your child to stay at the table while eating.

 

11.15am to 11.30am – Pack up time. Everyone helps to pack up and return items to their places.

If you cannot stay for the whole session, please feel no pressure – we completely understand!

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When is Playgroup?

Days

Held on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Time

From 9:00am to 11:30am playgroup is a suitable experience for young learners for children from 18months to 3 years of age, attending with their parent or guardian/carer.

2024 Dates

Term 3 – 9 weeks – starts Fri 19 July & Sat 20 July
Term 4 – 8 weeks – starts Fri 11 Oct & Sat 12 Oct

Playgroup is run during term time only.

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What to Bring?

Playgroup will go ahead in most weather conditions (generally only cancelled due to a severe storm).

For this reason, and that our focus is outdoor play, we suggest packing the following:

Pack Year-Round

Healthy snack, spare towel, change of clothes and water bottle

Summer days

Broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen

Winter days

Warm hat and raincoat, spare socks and gumboots

Guardians

Parent must be in attendance for Playgroup. We welcome grandparents and other family members to join in these valuable activities.

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Where is Playgroup?

Park under large fig trees at Dodd Street carpark, Wembley. Click for Dodd Street carpark on Google Maps.

 

Follow the cement path (that runs alongside the school) walking north, toward the large Powis Street carpark.

 

The entry to Playgroup and the ELC is marked by a cement path that branches off to the left (soon after you pass a brick toilet block).

 

A Kitchen Garden can be seen through this wire gate. There is currently no signage but branded Bold Park flags should be visible.

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What is the Cost?

Playgroup is run during term time only; therefore fees are dependent on the number of weeks per term.

Costs (per child):

Term 3, 2024 – 9 weeks – $180

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Term 4, 2024 – 8 weeks – $160
We will have a limited number of spaces available at Saturday’s session at a casual rate of $25 per session, per child. This can be paid by EFTPOS on the day, NO cash payments.

Please ring 9387 5055 and book in the day before for a casual session or ELC@BoldPark.com

Fees & Application

"The Wildspace is something that attracts us to Bold Park Community School"

- Playgroup Parent

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Come and experience the Bold Park Difference for yourself.

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Playgroup Questions?

Speak to our Early Learning Coordinator
E-mail: ELC@BoldPark.com
Phone: +61 8 9387 5050

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