Kids at Home are excited to share our new playgroup venue at Devon Road, Frankton.
This was a big project for our team, with extensive internal and external refurbishment, and we’re really proud of the outcome.
Inside we have added Autex to the walls, painted the surfaces and had new floor coverings laid. Our Visiting Teachers have worked hard to set up individual areas for family play, infants, blocks, books and puzzles, art and messy play. We’ve also updated the equipment and resources we use at our groups and focused on playgroup planning as a team.
Outside, we’ve added fences, gates and an outdoor playground, including a sandpit, seating and astroturf. The area is small, but the team are brainstorming ways that we can really make the most of the area by changing it up to keep things interesting.
The exterior of the building has been painted in our Kids at Home colours, including our logo above the entrance way; our 0800 and website details; a big “playgroup” over the fascia and our Kids at Home “house.” Doesn’t it look fantastic!
Playgroups are an important component of home-based education and care. They provide a rich environment where children can learn and develop new social, emotional and physical skills. Interacting with their peers and other educators instils a sense of belonging to a wider community. Groups are also an excellent way for educators to develop their social networks and to learn from one another.