Playgroup FAQ

Playgroup FAQ

About Playgroups

What is a playgroup and what benefits would my family get from joining one?

To find out about playgroups and the benefits of attending playgroup for children and families click here.

What is the difference between a community playgroup and an intergenerational playgroup?

Traditionally community playgroups involve a group of parents, caregivers and extended family coming together with their babies and young children to learn together through play. Whilst we know there are many playgroups where grandparents attend and seniors volunteer their time on a regular basis, in an intergenerational playgroup the families, service providers and organisations have a specific aim to add a third generation to the playgroup mix!

Like all playgroups, intergenerational playgroups are an opportunity for all participants to interact together through play. They are fun and open to everyone and do not necessarily require families to be related to the seniors.  Intergenerational playgroups can ease the isolation often felt by the older generations and can offer families an amazingly powerful experience.  With the growing separation of families from extended family support intergenerational playgroups are also a great way of creating connections for families who don’t have grandparents close by and for grandparents who live a long distance from grandchildren.

Intergenerational playgroups meet in the community, local government and community based seniors programs, aged care facilities and retirement villages.

If you are interested in setting up or joining an intergenerational playgroup (including grandparents), please contact our Hotline on 1800 171 882 and ask to speak to one of our Development Officers, who will be happy to assist you.

 

What is the maximum number of people allowed in a playgroup?

Playgroup WA does not specify the maximum number of people allowed in a playgroup as it will depend on the size of the venue, the facilities and the regulations set by the owner/landlord. However, we recommend playgroups keep in mind the space needed for each child to move around freely and this is a decision all the members of the playgroup should be involved in.

Membership

Does my Playgroup WA membership entitle me to go to more than one playgroup?

You can go to as many playgroups or sessions as you like under the one Playgroup WA membership.

How can I join a playgroup?

To find out about how you can join a playgroup click here.

How do I log in to the Membership Gateway on the website?

To log in to the Membership Gateway on the website, you enter your Playgroup ID number (which is provided to you by email once your payment is received from your playgroup) and your first name as the password.

Where do I find the Membership Portal & how do I get a log in for this?

The membership portal address is http://www.pgwamembership.com.au. To apply for a log in for the portal you must be a current member of Playgroup WA and listed as a committee member for your playgroup.

Why should my family become a member of Playgroup WA and what are the benefits of being a member?

To find out about Playgroup WA membership and the benefits of being a member click here.

Workshops and Events

Can individuals hire the playgroup venue for personal functions?

Committees looking for information on hiring out the playgroup facilities should contact Playgroup WA’s insurer to check for what coverage applies.

Please also note that playgroup venues other than the community room at the Playgroup WA North Perth office are not owned or controlled by Playgroup WA.

Can people who are not Playgroup WA members attend workshops and play day events?

Yes, but there will be a small fee to attend workshops and you will need to call the Playgroup WA Hotline on 1800 171 882 or email hotline@playgroupwa.com.au to register a place.

The majority of play days are for our members only, but we do have some events which are open to everybody such as the World’s Biggest Playgroup event. Please check our online calendar or contact us for further details.