I looked on the play group Australia website and searched out my area and found one thats at a convenient time and day. Theres no contact details for it tho.
Do i need to do anything? Can i just show up?
Ive never done this before. I'm very nervous and i dont want to do the wrong thing and just turn up if thats not what is meant to happen
Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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01-02-2015 20:45 #1
01-02-2015 20:47 #2
I called the playgroup Australia phone number and they gave me the contact details over the phone?
01-02-2015 20:49 #3
I'm looking at playgroups at the moment - one they expect you to just turn up at whatever session, the other you actually need to enrol into. Have a look for a FB page - the one where you turn up at didn't have contact details on the playgroup Aus page but did on their FB page. Otherwise just rock up and see what happens, I'm sure they'd be helpful once you were already there, and what else are you meant to do anyway!?
01-02-2015 20:56 #4
Ok thanks ladies. I just found the number for the community centre its at. I'll call them in the morning and ask before i head over (its on tomorrow)
Whats it like? What should i expect?
01-02-2015 21:04 #5
Try finding a supported playgroup. They are fantastic. They are usually run by childcare trained staff and sometimes have extra services like speech therapists or occupational therapists for you to chat too. Because it's not run by the parents you don't have to do any of the craft ideas/activities. The one I go to we just help pack up at the end.
01-02-2015 21:10 #6
I think it's okay. I've enrolled again so it can't be to bad hehe! My last couple were verrrrrrry clicky but the ladies are still all nice and welcoming.
I am hoping I've enrolled in a completely new group this week 😁 we will see. I'm not good around clicky groups I always end up feeling lost and stupid.
On a positive note it's nice having a cup of tea and a chat while the kids have an absolute ball and not trashing your own house 😀😀😀
01-02-2015 21:17 #7
Being social; eugh. If they are cliquey then hopefully i dont need to really talk to them that much?
I just want dd to be around other kids since she is special needs and not in any type of daycare where she is around other little kids; she really needs to be socialised.
I dont want to take her to a SN play group ive been to one before with ds#2 but because they are really rough (because they obviously dont understand) and very loud it will scare her too much.
01-02-2015 21:18 #8
01-02-2015 21:22 #9
I went to my first play group the other week, it was run by a parent, was only a handful of mums and kids so it was quiet, there was plenty of space and I did feel comfortable and welcomed but I'm not very good at making conversation with new people so I'm sure I came off as snobby or shy.
Maybe a smaller type playgroup would be better for your Dd? You could ask tomorrow how many people usually attend.
01-02-2015 21:31 #10
I'd love a small group the one I was in last had about 20 even 30 mums I swear plus kids it was HUGE for me🙉
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