North Ringwood Uniting Church Playgroup
Groups fill up quickly, so contact us via the application form below as soon as possible to secure your place!
With new focus topics each term, your child is sure to remain engaged.
Along with Messy Church, we also run holiday programs (such as cooking classes) through our churches children’s ministry!
Our Playgroup. Our Family. Our Community
At North Ringwood Uniting Church Playgroup, we want to foster an environment where children are loved and nurtured to be all that they can be. Our fully trained staff and volunteers make sure that your child feels safe and loved the entire time they are present, and you can have peace of mind that your child is in a place where they will develop as one of God’s children.
NRUC Playgroup offers a wide variety of activities for children (birth-school age) to practice and expand different abilities.
Through play, social interaction, construction, and art, children have the opportunity to learn about their world in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.
Each week we offer a different craft that correlates with a theme and/or story read at the end of the session. Easels or painting stations are always available for kids to express their creativity through the use of colour, shapes, stamps, paint, and much more.
Story time encourages to teach children about listening and engagement. It is a time for parents/carers to set an example of how to listen and be involved in a group setting. We always start with a welcome song that engages each child individually, followed by group interactions (guess what is in the story today with hints inside a box).
At the end of every Playgroup session we conclude with singing and dancing. Creative movement is encouraged, and spatial awareness grows in this environment. It is not only fun, but also a special way to connect as a group.
Meet Lindsey – Our Playgroup Coordinator
Lindsey has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years, on 3 different continents, starting in USA where she is originally from. She has been working at NRUC for 10 years where her love of supporting children and their families is a true calling. With 2 school aged children, she and her husband enjoy life in Ringwood.
Meet Judith – Our Playgroup Team Leader
Judith comes from a ministry family and has been involved in children’s and youth ministries for as long as she can remember.
She has a passion for people and being able to “give back”. The role as playgroup leader provides her the chance to do just that; she feels priviledged to be involved and able to share in the lives of the families that join at playgroup every week. She enjoys working with children and loves coming up with new and innovative ways to help children play, learn and grow.
Judith lives locally with her growing family.
What Our Families are Saying
We love the atmosphere that’s created each time we come. Our children don’t want to come home!
The volunteers are all so lovely and professional. It’s so wonderful to know my children in are at a place where they are so well cared for.
I love North Ringwood Uniting Church Playgroup. Each week there’s something new and exciting going on and that’s a testament to Lindsey and her wonderful team of volunteers.
1. What day and times are playgroup on?
Playgroup runs every day, Monday to Friday, from 9.30am until 11.30am
2. What age is playgroup appropriate for?
3. Can I leave my children and pick them up at the end?
No. Playgroup is a place for parents/carers to engage together in safe and supportive environment.
4. How much does Playgroup cost?
Please contact Lindsey Baker via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0433432264 if you wish to discuss fees
5. How long does my child's enrolment last for?
If you are interested in our playgroup, please contact Lindsey via email@example.com or 0433432264
14 Dickson Cres, Ringwood North
(03) 9876 5625
Office Hours: Mon-Thus, 9:00AM-1:00PM