Roundabout Playgroup in Term 1, 2022

Following discussion within the team and with teaching professionals, involving consideration of the government advice to preschools, child care centres and kindergartens and our ability (or not) to follow the guidelines and keep both families and volunteers safe, we have decided that:

  • Playgroup will not begin on 31st January 2022 as previously notified at the end of last term.
  • We will wait at least until schools have been fully back at least a fortnight (i.e. until the beginning of March) before resuming playgroup, to see what the increase in cases/spread of the virus is like after the opening of schools.
  • Given the unavailability of Rapid Antigen Tests and the debate over the efficacy of different sorts of masks, we would be unable to meet the standards required of schools, kindergartens and child care centres.
  • We want to protect the older members of the Playgroup community – both volunteers and grandparents – as well as the families and young unvaccinated children. There are too many unknowns at this stage to risk our health.
  • We do recognise the social importance of continuing to gather together, both for the children and the adults, so we will monitor events and open up as soon as we feel doing so safely is possible.
  • When/if we do resume, morning tea for adults will not be offered, to keep everyone safe, so no adult needs to remove their mask. This is because adults won’t be classed as close contacts as long as they haven’t removed their masks. You will still be able to bring a snack for children.
  • When we resume, more information re guidelines and procedures will be emailed to you.

 

Please email us any comments you have. We really do want to hear from you. We’re happy to discuss any questions or comments you may have.

Email: family@blackwooduc.org.au


When/If we can resume, then…
Roundabout Playgroup is on Mondays 10.00-11.30am.
(except in school holidays or on Monday public holidays)

Playgroup is an opportunity for children (0-5 years) and parents, grandparents, and carers to enjoy music, play, stories and do craft with others.

 

  • $5 donation per family for each Playgroup session.
  • Or $45* per term discounted up-front one-off payment.
    ($40 for a 9-week term as for Term 2 in 2019)
  • This includes a morning cuppa for the parents. Please bring some morning tea suitable for your own child. NB – Playgroup is a nut-free space.

 

*Up-front term payments are worked out on a term-by-term basis, depending on the number of weeks in each term (taking into consideration holidays). We will advise you by email and here on this page before each term starts.

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Please NoteCatastrophic Fire Danger days:
On any Monday that is announced as a Catastrophic Fire Danger day, Roundabout Playgroup will not be held. Blackwood Uniting Church will be open as an official 
Safer Place on Catastrophic Fire Danger days and provision will be made for any children with families attending for refuge, but program volunteers and paid staff need to be free to follow their own bushfire plans on such a day.


If you like making a mess with your kids,
click on the image to the right to go to our Crafts page for some ideas and downloads.

For more information contact
Marnie Agnew
266 Main Rd, Blackwood SA 5051,
Ph: 8278 7699 or
Mobile: 0408 474 699
Email: family@blackwooduc.org.au

Other Contacts
Carys on 8278 4114

Or simply drop in to see us in the BUC Office.