- Beacon Playgroup Centre
Location: Playgroup rooms at the rear of the Beacon Hall. Entry is off Hamilton Street.
Facilities: Playgroup facilities include two activity rooms, an outdoor playground and sandpit, undercover courtyard and access to the community kitchen, toilets and baby change room. Public use of the facilities outside of Playgroup hours can be negotiated with the executive committee.
Hours of operation: 9:30 –11am each Wednesday. Excluding school holidays and public holidays.
The Program: The parents of the children who attend Beacon Playgroup volunteer to co-ordinate activities. It is an opportunity to give children aged 0-4 years experiences that will enhance their social, physical and cognitive development. There are resources and equipment for activities such as painting, drawing, craft, water play, sand play, imaginative play, reading, puzzles and active play. All members pay a family fee that covers Playgroup Association membership and consumable resources. Fundraising occurs throughout the year to purchase new toys. The Playgroup is also involved in supporting the Beacon Toy Library and the proposed Beacon Daycare Project.
Meetings: Meetings are held as the need arises to discuss fundraising ideas, and operational suggestions. The AGM is held every December.