FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
I am looking at joining the Pascoe Vale Community (PVC) Playgroup. What is the best way to do this?
Have a look at our session schedule to see our current groups and times. If you would like to join an existing group, the time and day of the week as well as children’s ages are great things to consider. You can also start a new playgroup session with a minimum of 5 members.
Once a month, potential new members are able to trial playgroup sessions so they can come along and experience how our playgroup operates and see if the session is a good fit. If you would like to set up a trial or seek additional information about joining the playgroup, please contact our friendly enrolments team via email by clicking here.
If you have decided to join, please fill out our membership form here.
I am a 2nd time parent. Am I still able to join PVC Playgroup?
Of course! It doesn't matter if you are a 1st, 2nd or even 3rd or 4th time parent. PVC Playgroup welcomes all parents/ grandparents with open arms. In fact, a large percentage of our members have multiple children attending the playgroup.
I would like to start my own group rather than joining a current one. Is this possible?
PVC Playgroup welcomes new groups into any available time slot. As a requirement we request that you have at least 5 members. Click here to contact our enrolments team to set up a trial.
What age range are the children?
Playgroup is for children aged 0-5 years. The current members of PVC are aged between 3 months and 3 years. Have a look at our session schedule to see our current sessions and age groups.
What are the playgroup fees?
To join PVC Playgroup, you must be a member of Playgroup Victoria ($40 per family per year). The PVC Playgroup fees are then $60 per family per semester. This works out to approximately $3 a session which covers insurance, access to the hall and outdoor space, as well as a wide variety of toys, arts and crafts.
Will I receive a Pascoe Vale Community Playgroup membership number?
No, you will only receive a membership number from Playgroup Victoria.
Am I able to trial without paying fees?
Yes, you can come along to a free trial session during trial week. Please have a look at our current session schedule
and contact our friendly enrolments team to arrange a trial via email by clicking here.
Am I allowed to attend more than one playgroup session?
Yes, your playgroup membership allows you to attend multiple sessions per week. You may also trial multiple sessions during trial week to see which session is a good fit.
Do I have to attend playgroup every week?
No, you are welcome to come when you can.
Does someone run activities?
There is no formal program but there is an optional weekly play theme (e.g. puzzles, Valentine's/heart themed craft). Each group is free to organise activities for their children themselves using the many toys, play equipment and materials for arts and crafts provided.
Do I need to bring food to share?
No, just bring food for your child. We ask that members consider children with allergies and keep food away from toys and other equipment. There is also tea and coffee available for parents/carers.
Where is the playgroup located?
PVC Playgroup is located within the Kent Road Kindergarten premises on the corner of Kent Road and Cornwall Road in Pascoe Vale. You enter through the kindergarten gates (two metal safety gates) and walk directly ahead to the playgroup hall past the kindergarten classroom. You will see a large playgroup poster in the window of the hall.
I am interested in hiring the hall for a private event. Is this possible?
The playgroup hires the hall from the Pascoe Vale Uniting Church. If you would like to hire the hall for a private event, please contact the Pascoe Vale Uniting Church directly via their website.