Little Guppies Playgroup will start back on Tuesday October 9 – all welcome!
Did you know that Playgroup Queensland is currently providing all Queensland families with a child under the age of one free 12 month membership to Playgroup Queensland?
Little Guppies Playgroup Tin Can Bay is an affiliated Community Playgroup and they want you join in the fun!
Over the last 12 months Little Guppies Playgroup has had some great success. Coordinator, Carmen Looney, shared some of the news with us. “We were successful in obtaining grants from Gympie Regional Council and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which have helped enhance and transform the old school building that is owned by Gympie Regional Council.”
Carmen continued, “From these generous grants we were able to do many improvements to the building some of which include, upgrading the original windows with security screened sliding windows, a new sun safety shade, an extra toy shed and purchase new play equipment including climbing frames, bikes and general outdoor play items from Educational Experience.”
Carmen said Little Guppies was keen thank Cooloola City Farm for donating child-friendly native plants to their sensory garden, and also Tin Can Bay Rainbow Beach Signs for donating their new signage.
“We have also been lucky enough to have regular visits from Gympie Regional Library staff and Gympie Early Childhood Centre and have enjoyed local excursions and lots of messy play days in beautiful weather.”
As for the future of the playgroup in Tin Can Bay, this is totally reliant on volunteers (parents, grandparents, carers etc.) and their membership. “Our playgroup survives from the support network built from families,” Carmen shared.
Little Guppies Playgroup believes the first three years of a child’s life is critical for their development, and as a parent, you are the most important teacher!
Little Guppies Playgroup is at the corner of Bream and Emperor Streets, Tin Can Bay. The cost is $2 per visit with Playgroup QLD membership, every Tuesday 9.30-11.30am during school term.