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Berala Buttons Playgroup @ Berala Community Centre 


Program Details:


Cost: 

Free

Registrations:

Registrations can be taken at any point throughout the year. Preferably participants register online via this page or contact the Centre Coordinator to express your interest in participating in this group.

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Day: 

Mondays and Fridays

Dates: 

Ongoing - inclusive of school holidays

Time: 

10:00 am - 12:00 am - Mornings

Duration:

2 Hours

Facilitator: 

Volunteer supported program, participants will be guided and supported by each other sharing knowledge and skills of all levels.

Volunteers with advanced skills interested in supporting this program are welcome and should contact the Centre Coordinator to express your interest in supporting this group.

The program is also open to partnership with local Not-For-Profit organisations for support/referral.

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Restrictions / Requirements:

Caregivers must remain onsite for the duration of the program.

It is an expectation that caregivers are actively involved in the program, supporting their children's participation.

This program is in no way shape or form a childcare/child-minding service, shared duty of care for your child is non-negotiable and your registration of your child in this program serves both comprehension and acceptance of this core term and condition. 

This program is suitable for children aged 0 - 5 years of age.


Program Description:

Playgroup is an informal session of lightly structured play where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children and babies come together to learn, grow and connect socially through play, whilst building a social network in a safe and engaging environment.


Messages:


  • Spaces are limited; Council employs a “first in best dressed policy”

  • Caregivers may choose 1 session of their preference to attend each week

  • If a caregiver cannot attend a regular session, they may attend the alternative session for that week as a  to ensure their child/ren do not miss out

  • To ensure the programs are operated with a manageable capacity and to promote the equal distribution of resources, participants cannot attend both sessions in a week

  • Please be reminded, caregivers are asked to provide their own morning tea (for themselves and their child/ren)

  • Caregivers must ensure morning tea’s provided are free from nuts

  • Caregivers participating with children who have dietary based allergies should take diligent care during morning tea to avoid exposure and communicate these allergies openly amongst the group

  • Caregivers are asked to give consideration to the allergies of other participants when packing food/drink

  • Caregivers are welcome to enjoy a coffee / tea which is available from and to be consumed in the foyer - please do not bring hot drinks into the Playgroup room

  • Supervision and sole duty of care remains the responsibility of the caregiver at all times

  • Facilitators are not always trained in children's services; however, they have undergone working with children's checks. Please do not assume them to be educators or industry professionals within the field of children's services unless advised otherwise

  • Under no circumstance may a caregiver leave the premises (room/centre) without their child, even if they are participating in another program within the centre

  • Under no circumstance may a caregiver transfer their duty of care over their child/ren to another caregiver within the program

  • Playgroup is in no way shape or from a childcare/child-minding service, care giver supervision is mandatory

  • Playgroup does not promote or acknowledge a perceived capacity to directly teach or develop participating children in the same manner as a pre-school, day care or kindergarten

  • Child/ren who are visibly sick will not be permitted to participate under the basis of preventing the spread of illness

  • It is encouraged that all children who participate undergo all immunisations as prescribed by their health care professionals

  • Feedback on the program is sought and appreciated, please contact Centre staff to communicate your thoughts

  • This is a free, community based program, which is offered openly to the public and dependant on participant contribution for success, please consider this capacity when establishing expectations of the program

  • Volunteering is encouraged and required to maintain a quality program. Therefore, participation will require active assistance and involvement from all caregivers within their capacity

  • All participants are required assist in the pack up at the completion of the program, encouraging their child/ren to assist

  • Donations for program resources are sought and appreciated, please contact Centre staff to express your interest in donating

  • Due to limited resources and to ensure fairness amongst all participants, “toy borrowing” from the program is not permitted

  • Participants (children and caregivers) should wear clothes in which they can freely participate in craft and physical activities

  • Child/ren will require a water bottle to ensure they are adequately hydrated



FAQs: 


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the centre?

Train:

The centre is located a short walk from Berala Train Station and Bus Stops.

Bus:

Local Bus Services:

908 Bus and N50 City to Liverpool (stops at Tilba Street and other surrounding Bus Stops)

Free Community Loop Bus Service:

visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/bus

Car/Parking:

The centre has accessible parking onsite from its rear car park, Woodburn Road entry.  

Alternatively, ample street parking is available on Tilba Street and Woodburn Road.

To Plan Your Trip:

Call the Transport Info-Line on 131 500 or visit http://www.transportnsw.info/


What should I bring to the program?

  • Please wear appropriate, non-restrictive clothing

  • Enclosed shoes

  • Water bottle

  • Towel

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Please contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please send updated details to the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will appear on an attendance sheet. The facilitator will mark you as attended.


What is the refund policy?

If you are unable to attend session/s, makeup sessions can be organised during alternative classes throughout the LGA. Please refer to the Lifelonglearning Program to propose a makeup session that would best suit you. Visit http://www.auburn.nsw.gov.au/lifelonglearning for a detailed program.

For medical reasons or instances of severe hardship and unforeseen circumstance, please contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

To ensure a positive experience in the Lifelong Learning Program, Council can organise a change of enrolment into different programs of your choosing (exchange). However, change of mind after the completion of more than 1 session of a program will not be considered as a valid reason for refund.

To discuss the exchange process, please contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

This needs to be corrected ASAP, please contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


I have enrolled my child/ren in an after school program, can I leave the premises?

Under no circumstance are caregivers allowed to leave their child/ren and exit the premise (even if they intend on staying in the local vicinity). Parents and guardians must fully understand these programs are in no way shape or form a child minding/caring service. Duty of care remains the sole responsibility of the caregiver at all times.


The program has already started; can I still join?

Most programs are designed in a way that a participant could join at any point throughout the program. Enrolments will be kept open for this purpose. If you would like to discuss this option, further information please contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


Can I pay as I go? Causal sessions?

Council do not provide this option; attendance must be purchased as a term based package.


Will someone be there to take my payment?

Like most institutions, Council’s community centres are staffed during business hours. Please use Council’s Eventbrite pages for all registrations and payments.


Pregnancy, I am pregnant, can I still participate?

It is suggested that you seek medical clearance from your health care professional. Participation is done so at your own risk.


Injury, I am recovering from an injury can I still participate?

It is suggested that you seek medical clearance from your health care professional. Participation is done so at your own risk.


What is this program? I have never tried this before. What does it involve?

Please refer to the program description on this event page or for more information please research the program e.g. Google/YouTube search the program name.

Alternatively, you can contact the Centre Coordinator on:

Phone: 97351337

Email: gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au


Can I claim against my health insurance?

Programs are delivered by industry qualified professionals; however, the individual terms and conditions of your health insurance provider apply. Please contact your provider for information on what you are covered for and how to claim.


For any questions or further enquires please contact the Centre Coordinator - Gavin Ross on 9735 1337 or gavin.ross@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

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Berala Community Centre
98 Woodburn Road
Berala , NSW 2141
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Berala Community Centre - Cumberland Council

The Berala Community Centre is owned and operated by Cumberland Council. This facility was designed for the delivery of community programs and outreach services in partnership with local community based organisations. The centre strives to serve as a community hub for all demographics of the local community, supporting and engaging the residents of Berala by linking them with council services, community based programs, resources and affordable and accessible venue hire. The centre delivers a variety of unique community driven programing via a direct and indirect service model driven by ongoing feedback and evaluation, this centre also supports the delivery of Council’s Lifelong Learning Programs.

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