Media Release - Return to Playgroup
After many weeks of not being able to attend Playgroup physically, we are closer to returning to face-to-face Playgroups. During recent restrictions Playgroup SA established a progressive approach to deliver Playgroup at Home, via Facebook groups and LIVE streaming sessions. The team at Playgroup SA are extremely excited to get back to what they do best, Playing to Learn and Learning to Play whilst supporting early childhood development and families in a social setting.
There will be changes to the way Playgroup looks and functions. Some of the differences will include changes to sharing of food, sensory activities, the number of children and adults allowed in a space and of course, physical distancing for adults. There will also be increased hand washing and cleaning protocols. Playgroup Coordinators have been provided guidelines and protocols to assist with a safe return to Playgroup. Playgroup SA is assisting registered Coordinators to work though these processes. Playgroup SA has also designed FAQ’s for Families returning to Playgroup which addresses common questions.
Most Playgroups will be recommencing Term 3, week commencing 20th of July.
Not all Playgroups will recommence at the same time, this may be due to site or venue limitations, it is imperative that families check with the Coordinator of the Playgroup they wish to attend before arrival.
The "Find a Playgroup" page on www.playgroupsa.com.au will go live on the 13th of July, this is to allow time for Coordinators to organise required changes to Playgroup.
For further information please contact the Playgroup SA office on 1800 171 882, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Update Friday 26 June 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Playgroup children and families
STATEMENT REGARDING CLOSURE OF ALL PLAYGROUP SA COMMUNITY PLAYGROUPS
Playgroup SA continues to remain responsive as the situation surrounding COVID-19 develops. The health and well-being of the communities we serve remains our primary focus during this period of uncertainty.
Following the latest government announcements on COVID-19, all non-essential gatherings both indoors and outdoors nationally are to be placed on hold until further notice. For the health and safety of our playgroup community, we request all playgroups to suspend sessions – and join us online. You can find the Playgroup at Home group on the Playgroup SA Facebook page.
Our playgroup community recognises the importance of connection during this time of instability. While social distancing measures are in place, we can remain socially connected. We would love for you to share ideas for play at home and stay connected through our online community. Remember – this is temporary. We are stronger together. And we will continue to support each other and bring joy through play.
Update Monday 23 March 2020