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Looking for mummies interested in joining a new playgroup.


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#1 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

Just looking for interest from mums looking to make some new friends for themselves and bubs. For babies and toddlers but preschool siblings welcome. Details are as follows:

Arrabri house in Bayswater North can offer us a playgroup slot on monday mornings for around $4 a week (per family) including toys, indoor/outdoor play equipment, tea and coffee.  We need at least 6 families and we currently have 3 :-) The more the merrier.  At this stage its informal but depending on the age of the little ones who come we will look at doing some crafts and activities.

There is a facebook page you can join to register your interest http://www.facebook.com/groups/292712527425986/

If you are not on facebook you can register your interest here too! :-)






#2 Mamacass2

Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Wish i could, we are just around the corner, i am at uni this year and will be too busy. Hope you get your numbers!

#3 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:43 PM

Mamacass I'm at uni too, what are you studying?  I'm looking at it as though it's a 2 hour a week break.

#4 3_wombats

Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Is Arrabri House religiously affiliated also?

#5 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

No its not. Its just a community house. Arrabri is a Koorie (aboriginal) word meaning “a meeting place at the base of a mountain". Its ran by the maroondah council.

#6 3_wombats

Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

Thankyou.  I might attend.

#7 hobo_princess

Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

I'd be interested but won't have a baby til late may.

#8 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE
I'd be interested but won't have a baby til late may.

Hobo if you were wanting to come along and see what baby wrangling is all about you would be more then welcome :-)

#9 hobo_princess

Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (Cassandra.c.crane @ 03/02/2012, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hobo if you were wanting to come along and see what baby wrangling is all about you would be more then welcome :-)


Might take you up on that. I'm single and it's my first so I'd like to see how it's done original.gif

#10 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (hobo_princess @ 03/02/2012, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Might take you up on that. I'm single and it's my first so I'd like to see how it's done original.gif


It'd be great if you came along original.gif  I wasn't single when I had my first, but my DH worked full time, so I found it a little isolating through the day as all my friends were either working or didn't have kids etc...  It's always nice to have people around who know what you're going through.

#11 caitiri

Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

We couldnt come every week because of transport issues but would come att least once a month

#12 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

Unfortunately you would need to make a commitment to come weekly so we meet the required numbers however if transport is your only issue maybe you could carpool with one os us? :-)

#13 Mamacass2

Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

Grad Dip of Ed - Early Childhood. I will be a kinder teacher at the end of it. Sadly it is 5 days a week including 2 days of contact hours at uni and 3 days a week of placement. I will only have weekends and school hols off. I really hope you get your numbers playgroup is great for the mums and the kids.

#14 caitiri

Posted 04 February 2012 - 01:28 PM

I think we might have to say no atm.

With car seats and tether points ect getting a lift every week can get a bit complicated, the public transport to arrabri house isn't  bad but it would really impact on the younger ones nap which i dont want to do every week because hes already dragged around to kinder and playgroup.

I hope you get your numbers though

#15 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Ok the venue has been confirmed and its looking like the start date will be the 27th of Feb 9:30-11:30. If there is anyone else interested let me know! :-)

#16 Redfishbluefish

Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Oooh, I just saw this come up in recent topics! I'm very interested original.gif DD1 is 25 months and DD2 is due in March. What other details do I need to know? Is payment weekly or upfront?  Thanks original.gif

ETA, sorry, just noticed the facebook group... Do I need to need to join this?

Edited by alibaba~81, 09 February 2012 - 03:03 PM.


#17 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

Hi Alibaba, you can join the fb group but if you are not on fb i can keep you informed on here :-) Payment is upfront and its only $4.50 a week per family. so it works out to be $35 odd for the term. You pay within the first 2 weeks of starting. Ummm and yeah its at Arrabri house in bayswater :-) Oh and the bubs coming are between 4 months and 4 years. we currently have about 8 other mummies interested.

#18 Redfishbluefish

Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:18 PM

Thank you original.gif

I've just asked to join the FB group. You can definitely count me in for the play group. See you on the 27th! original.gif

#19 Soontobegran

Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

I have my grandson on Mondays......do you take old ladies too? unsure.gif

#20 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Lol of course soon to be Gran. Its just a group of mummies looking for some company while there bubs have a play. :-)

#21 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 09/02/2012, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have my grandson on Mondays......do you take old ladies too? unsure.gif


OMG yes!  You're practically royalty in EB, we'd be honoured to have you join our little playgroup original.gif

#22 Soontobegran

Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:32 AM

Does it matter if I miss the first one? I will be having a hospital 'procedure' done on the 27th but we'll definitely come the next week.
I must see if Padme' wants to come too?( she does Yoga at the same place) original.gif

#23 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

Doesnt matter at all if you miss the first one STBG You get a couple of weeks to make the commitment and pay for the term. Are you on FB at all?

Also just checking if there is any other interest ?? Ill be finalising the list this week :-)

#24 happylulu

Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

I would be really interested to come, however i can only commit to every second monday would this be ok? I hope so would love to meet more mums have a 3year old boy.


#25 Cassandra.c.crane

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

That would be fine happylulu but you would still need to pay for the term as they dont take week by week payments. It will only be around $30 for the term though so its a great price. The facebook page is  http://www.facebook.com/groups/292712527425986/ but if your not on facebook i will keep you informed on here :-)




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