Earlybirds Playgroup Mount Hawthorn
Earlybirds Playgroup year runs from 1 February to 31 January.
Annual Membership costs are $170.
Fees are calculated pro-rata based on how many weeks are left in the year.
The fees pay for the lease of the premises, maintenance, running costs and purchasing of supplies, crafts and toys.
All Earlybirds Playgroup Members must be a member of Playgroup WA, and we submit your membership on your behalf when you become a member of the playgroup. Playgroup WA membership provides full insurance coverage while at the centre, access to help and support from the members hotline and invitations to Playgroup WA events and play days. More information about the extra benefits of becoming a Playgroup WA member can be found at www.playgroupwa.com.au
The Earlybirds committee is committed to promoting the health and well being of the children and families in our community. We recognise that immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of disease. We also recognise that a playgroup represents a particularly high-risk group within the community with not-yet fully immunised children and expectant mothers regularly attending the playgroup. We therefore request that all members declare whether their children are immunised or not. The committee recognises the right of a parent not to immunise their children but also feels that all members have a right to limit any potential risks of exposure. It is the policy of Earlybirds Playgroup not to accept applications from families who are not immunised as per National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule with exceptions for children recorded with medical contraindications or natural immunity for certain diseases and those on a recognised catch-up schedule.
Monday 3-5pm and Wednesday 3-5pm are designated Open Sessions.
They are available to all members who would like to attend Earlybirds for an additional session during the week or if you missed your normal session for some other reason (usually naps!). The Open Sessions are also a great opportunity for working parents to join in the playgroup fun!
There is a key pad on the front door which you use to access the centre. When leaving, please make sure all windows and doors into the outdoor play areas are locked, and lights and air conditioners/heaters and music are switched off. Please also ensure that all toys are packed away and leave the centre in a clean and orderly state. If you happen to see toys in places they shouldn’t be, please return them to their spot. If we all work together on this, it makes the annual clean up much easier. Please return toys to their correct spot at the end of your session.
The centre is professionally cleaned several times a week. If you have any concerns regarding the cleanliness of the centre, please make a comment on the members communication board and we will address it at the next committee meeting.
We do not give membership fee refunds unless there are exceptional circumstances and it has been approved by the committee. If you feel you have a valid reason for a refund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Individual groups need to be mindful of their responsibility to leave the centre clean and tidy for the next group, and should therefore start packing-up 10 minutes prior to the end of their session.
If you experience problems with the cross-over getting out of hand, please contact the president.
Next to the kitchen - if you use something from the kit can you please notify the committee so we can ensure the kit remains stocked. Should you have any first aid concerns, please raise them with your group contact or with a committee member.
Each group has a Group Contact Person who generally manages a WhatsApp group for your session - please ensure you have been added to the WhatsApp group to ensure you are getting all of the latest communications.
If you have any concerns or issues/ideas to raise, please let your Group Contact person know and they will pass these ideas and feedback on to the committee.
Their role is to communicate any changes within their group such as change of address or email to the committee. This person may also attend committee meetings as the representative of the group for instance.
The Group Contact is also responsible for welcoming new trial members and showing them around the centre.