Our playgroup programme is a great way for your child to learn about the world, make friends and develop skills. Our classes also give mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers a chance to share ideas and experiences with others. Playgroup is a continuous program where our dedicated educators form strong bonds with the children and their families. This allows teachers to monitor, document and share the children’s developmental milestones and achievements with parents.

Cottondale (9-18 months) & Gardendale (18-24 months)

Avendale Education offers playgroups for children from 9 months to 2 years old in different languages including English, French and Mandarin.

Toddlers still need the comfort of their parent or carer to feel safe. For 75 minutes a day, two to three times a week, our playgroups bring the carer into the environment, allowing the child to gradually develop the confidence they need for a smooth and happy transition to attending regular nursery or kindergarten. It is also an opportunity for the child to develop socially with peers at our Reggio Emilia inspired learning environment. Avendale’s playgroups focus on free play and activities that promote creativity, motor development, awakening and awareness of its environment.

Activities include:

    • Dance and gymnastics to strengthen motor skills
    • Artistic activities such as painting and sculpting to encourage creative expressions
    • Stories and sensory activities to spark curiosity and understand emotions
    • Observation games to help them reflect on and find meaning in their surroundings

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Aventots (22-36 months)

Aventots is a pre-nursery programme to promote kindergarten readiness and nurture independence in the child. For two hours a day, up to two times a week, the child is accompanied by a parent and develop the necessary physical, social and cognitive skills to thrive in kindergarten. This programme is taught in English, French or Mandarin by native speakers.

Aventots prepare children for kindergarten by developing their:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a confident manner
  • Ability to express ideas in a creative manner
  • Ability to recognise simple words, colours, shapes, patterns and sequences

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Creative Play

Avendale offers children from the age of  9 months to 6 years the opportunity to engage in the creative exploration of diverse interests through our Creative Play programme. Through purposeful creative play, your child gains many developmental benefits and skills.

Each Creative play session will incorporate a variety of learning opportunities for children to engage in. These “hands-on” explorations may include storytelling, music, dance, visual arts experiences, sensory engagement, critical and creativity thinking, innovation and gross and fine motor play. They provide a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to discover our rich learning environment while developing skills, confidence and a sense of wonder and exploration.

The Creative Play calendar has been designed with flexibility in mind. Parents have the ability to consider a number of areas of investigations and the times and days that suit the family. Families can purchase single session voucher or a bundle of five in order to experience a wider range of Creative Play options. These sessions also include time exploring and enjoying our playground.

Areas of Exploration

Creative Visual Arts

Bring abstract ideas to life and develop critical thinking, problem solving abilities, and fine motor skills.

Creative Sensory Play

Stimulating the senses to ignite creativity, imagination and exploration.

Creative Chef

A hands-on and delicious way to develop cognitive skills and mathematical abilities. Through cooking, children can learn to follow instructions, solve problems, and make predictions and observations.

Creative Engineering

Design, plan, test and construct a wide variety of projects to develop a vast range of skills and behaviours.

The World of Science

Children will become “Little Scientists” when exploring the curious world around them.

Gross Motor Play

Gross motor play develops whole body movements that involve core muscles. It enhances everyday functions such as running, jumping and skipping. Gross motor play also develops hand-eye coordination, confidence and a passion for a healthy lifestyle.

Session Schedule

Day of week & SessionsAll Campuses
Monday to Friday9:15am - 10:15am
3:00pm - 4:00pm
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Saturday9:00am - 10:00am
10:20am -11:20am
11:40am - 12:40pm

Session Fees

First time special$100
1 session$280
5 sessions$1,100
  • Include the entry of up to 2 adult caregivers.
  • Session must be booked at least 24 hours before it begins and places will be allocated based on a first come first serve basis and on availability.
  • Packages are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.

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