Join other ACT family members and enjoy these ACT Playgroup membership benefits! It is well worth it….
A Playgroup Membership Card that is also an Australian Baby Card (valued at $30) offering you hundreds of discounts online and from numerous ACT and interstate based businesses.
Access to ACT Playgroups Support and Development Officers in person, via email or on the telephone. These workers can provide you with useful resources and materials, Playgroup activities, ideas, support and more.
Comprehensive public liability and personal accident insurance while you and your children are attending an ACT Playgroups registered Playgroup or Playgroup activity anywhere in the ACT (for less than $1 per week). Insurance covers all members of your family who attend playgroup and are listed on your playgroup membership.
ACT Playgroups stages three main events throughout the year (at minimal or no cost to members).
- World’s Biggest Playgroup – Held in March during National Playgroup week.
- PlayFEST – Held during Children’s Week in October, this event provides community based information and support services with lots of free children’s activities and entertainment.
- Christmas Party – Held in December, this event is a chance to bring your playgroup along for some FUN Christmas crafts and activities. You will have an opportunity to meet Santa and enjoy the Christmas season.
Our Development and Support staff run Playdates at various venues for one week during school holidays, three times per year. These sessions are free for members. Sessions include music, physical, sensory and literacy play among others for both babies birth-2, and 2-5 year olds. Each session is a great opportunity to experience some FUN educationally based early years play activities that can be easily replicated at playgroup or at home.
Access to a wide range of playgroup resources, tools and ideas – as developed by ACT Playgroups in response to the needs and wants of the Playgroup Community.
For a small hire fee and refundable deposit ACT Playgroups members can hire our Santa suit or raise money by making key rings, magnets or badges with the hire of our badge machine. We also offer laminating, fax and photocopying service for a small fee.
Parent Resource Library
We have an extensive parent library located at our Cook office. The books focus on raising children, toilet training, coping with multiple births, getting children ready for school, etc. The books are available for loan at no cost to members. New books are added from time to time.
Membership entitles you to voting rights at the Playgroup Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings and to stand for election on the Board of Management AND the right to attend as many ACT Playgroup Playgroups as you wish!
Training for Playgroup Contacts
From time to time ACT Playgroup conducts free training workshops for Playgroup Contacts or a playgroup representative. We have run a Social Media workshop and have plans for early years development workshop. ACT Playgroups also has a closed Facebook page for playgroup Contacts to support them in the amazing work they do.
Reduced Cost Advertising
Do you run a business you’d like to advertise to all Playgroup members? Financial members have access to reduced cost advertising.