PND Playgroup

Date: 11th Dec 2018
Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Neave Room, St Martins Church
50 Lincoln Rd

A safe place where parents with postnatal depression, anxiety and other related illnesses can bring their under 5s to play in an environment with no judgement or expectations

Cost: $2 per family per session Or $10 concession card for 6 sessions
Morning tea is provided for parents and children (NO NUTS)
Please bring a piece of fruit to share.

Overview and Statement


Our group provides a safe place for parents with postnatal depression and anxiety with young children to meet on a regular basis. We aim to provide a range of educational activities to foster children’s learning and development and a chance for parents to get to know each other in a safe and judgement free space.

Playgroup guidelines

-The group is run cooperatively
– Parents/caregivers are responsible for the children they bring
– We appreciate your help with clean up at the end
– Your input with the children is valuable
– Children learn best when adults take an interest in their play
– We welcome ideas for play activities
– Dress children in practical play clothes
– We use positive and respectful strategies to guide learning and behaviour.
– Use of physical force, confinement, isolation, threatening or abusive language are not permitted
– No smacking is allowed
– Smoking is not allowed during session
– No person on the premises uses or under the influence of alcohol or any other substances that has a detrimental effect on their functioning or behaviour during playgroup hours of operation
– No inappropriate material allowed (for example, of an explicitly sexual or violent nature)
– No nuts – we are a nut free playgroup
– Please stay home if you or your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea in the past 48 hours

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