One of the great aspects of a preschool child care centre is that children are put into playgroups on a daily basis. Our child care centres in the Perth area cater to children in surrounding suburbs, including Victoria Park, and we provide ample opportunity for them to play together in groups. Playgroups allow children to learn the art of cooperating with others through play. Playgroups can also be great for parents and caregivers due to contact with other parents and caregivers.
What is a Playgroup?
A playgroup is just what it sounds like: a group in which children can play. There are 3 basic types of playgroups.
Mainstream playgroups are playgroups that are “self-managed.” Caregivers and parents of the children in the playgroups manage the playgroups. In Australia, there are approximately 8,100 mainstream playgroups used by 92,000 families annually. This is an average of 11 to 12 children per playgroup.
Supported playgroups are assisted by a facilitator. These playgroups provide extra support for families. They tend to include children of diverse cultural backgrounds. They also support the families of teenage parents and those with other mental health or family issues.
Intensive support playgroups are designed for families that need a lot of support. They are usually facilitated by a social worker. They provide information about a wide range of services that families can use and provide a higher level of support.
Why are Playgroups Good for Children?
Playgroups provide many of the same benefits that we provide at Cuddles Childcare Centres. Children learn to play and cooperate with others. They have opportunities to try new things such as art and games. They learn about other children from different backgrounds. They experience music and books while developing new skills and learning to solve problems.
Contact Cuddles Childcare Centres Today
Cuddles Childcare Centres in Perth combine world class child care with the benefits of daily playgroups for your preschooler. To learn more, use the contact form on the right or call one of our centres at the bottom of the page.