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We are excited to offer a new Friday Playgroup for children starting Kindy in the following year.

Carmel FridayPlaygroup - new in Term 2, 2024

Friday Playgroup is dedicated to fostering the growth of pre-kindy aged children in preparation for their Kindergarten journey in the following academic year. The program offers the opportunity to engage in learning experiences cemented in play-based opportunities which not only capture children’s interests but also lay the groundwork for lifelong success. Friday Playgroupis focused on instilling a passion for learning and nurturing an active, self-motivated mindset within the framework of Modern Orthodox Judaism.

We are delighted to extend our 2024 pre-kindy families the opportunity to choose from two weekly sessions (during term time), held on Fridays, allowing us to celebrate Shabbat together.

Each session will be run by experienced educator Sami Speers to offer a wide range of activities, all of which enhance the learning experiences for your pre-kindy aged child. This is done through a variety of mediums, including:

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Sensory exploration

Students are accompanied by a parent/guardian to experience this 90-minute session together. Please note these sessions are specifically designed for parents/guardians to immerse in the environment with their pre-kindy child. The sessions are not suitable for younger children; thus we kindly request no siblings.

A separate session for all pre-school aged children is offered on Wednesday mornings from 8:40am to 10:00am.

Friday Playgroup sessions are held every Friday during term time at the following times:

9:00am to 10:30am

1:00pm to 2:30pm

This term, will run with no cost to families. We simply ask that you commit to a session time over the the whole term.

To ensure a positive experience is had by all, spaces are limited. Secure your spot today by clicking .

Carmel Wednesday Playgroup

Our very popular Wednesday Playgroup will continue for families with children from 0-4 years from 8:40am during term time (excluding the first and last weeks of term).

How will your children benefit from Carmel Playgroup?

It is a safe and nurturing environment where children can play and learn under the guidance of one of our high-quality educators each week.

There will be many opportunities provided by the educators for the children to create, invent, reason and problem-solve with others in the group.

Many opportunities to build attachment between adults and children as they play together, and share time and experiences.

Children will also begin to learn social skills as they negotiate with peers, resolve conflict, take turns, share and, importantly, start to make friends.

Building resilience as a young person will enable them to cope with new situations and become familiar with and confident in the AVѧԺ surroundings.

The last week of Playgroup will be Wednesday 15 November 2023 for the year. We will post a new schedule for Term 1, 2024 in January.

How will families benefit from Carmel Playgroup?

Our Playgroup provides a place where parents, and caregivers, can support each other by sharing ideas, parenting experiences, concerns and information.

A place where families can build long-term friendships as their children grow and transition to school.

As part of this group, you will have the opportunity to engage with and observe the high-quality educators at AVѧԺ in action.

All are welcome. Please emailfor more information.