ABOUT LITTLE FOOTPRINTS

Boy in playground

Little Footprints began on the 8th February 2006. The “founding mums” were keen to provide a meeting place for parents. Somewhere they could make new friends and connect.

They were also excited about children learning through imaginative play and developing social skills from a young age. Playgroup has been designed so children interact with each other as they play.

As an incorporated association under Playgroups Victoria, Little Footprints is run as a not-for-profit organisation. It is managed by a small team of committed volunteers.

Weekly playgroup fees are deposited into a group bank account. Funds pay for craft materials, new equipment, events, presents for children at Christmas, Easter and other special occasions, plus other associated running costs.

WHY PLAYGROUP?

Children under five are going through a stage of rapid development. Your young child needs a stimulating environment to play and learn.

Little Footprints offer babies, toddlers and young children a variety of early learning experiences. It is the best way for your child to learn about the world, make friends and develop social skills.

Playgroup also provides parents with a chance to make new friends, share ideas and experiences.
Many lifelong friendships begin at playgroup.

At Little Footprints your child will:

  • Have a great time!
  • Learn negotiation skills such as taking turns and sharing
  • Discover how to cooperate with others
  • Develop language skills through listening, comprehending and talking
  • Improve their abilities to solve problems
  • Learn and refine new skills like discipline and empathy
  • Listen to music and stories
  • Explore through playing with water, sand, paint, craft and recycled materials
  • Have fun playing outdoors and going on outings

At Little Footprints you will:

  • Play and learn with your child
  • Make new friends
  • Share parenting experiences
  • Get out of the house
  • Learn parenting skills

TERM 1
22nd Feb - 29th Mar
Theme: Fruit

TERM 2
19th Apr - 28th June
Theme: Patty Pans

TERM 3
19th July - 20th Sept
Theme: Instruments

Term 4
11th Oct - 13th Dec
Theme: Shapes