About Us

About Us

About Us:

Mill Park Playgroup believes play is essential in children’s learning. Play allows children to represent fiction and reality, to explore, discover, predict and to wonder. Our goal is to provide a stimulating, caring, safe and predictable environment so children can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and develop a greater understanding of the environment around them.

We intend to provide many open ended and age appropriate opportunities for preschool children from birth to 6 years of age. We will encourage children to develop their own skills by providing them with the tools to create, design, build and explore many possibilities.


Mill Park Playgroup Policy and Information Booklet:

Playgroup Info Booklet (20160102)


Our Philosophy:

Mill Park Playgroup is more than a playgroup it is a community made up of parents, caregivers, grandparents and children, in the city of Whittlesea.

Our Playgroup believes that play is essential in children’s learning. Play allows children to represent fiction and reality, to explore and discover their world, to predict and to wonder.

Our goal is to provide a safe, stimulating, caring, and predictable environment so children can grow, and develop a greater understanding of the environment around them.

We plan to provide various age appropriate activities for children that will encourage children to develop their own skills.

Mill Park Playgroup supports and encourages the participation of adults and forming friendships.


2017 Committee:

The Committee of the Mill Park Playgroup is made up of the following positions – President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer (can have assistant), Enrolment Officer (can have assistant) , Fundraising Officers (2), Group Session Contact, Group Leaders, Group Coordinator and up to 5 General Members.

The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and oversees the general running of the Playgroup. All positions are voluntary and members are eligible to nominate for any role.

All groups are required to have at least one member (group session representative) attend the committee meetings. This position can be rotated between 2-3 members or a whole group and ensures that members’ views are passed on and represented to the committee who make the decisions as a group.

Committee meetings are usually held once a month and run for approximately 2 hours. Minutes from meetings are displayed for general viewing. All members are welcome to attend meetings and can do so by emailing the Secretary of their intention to attend two weeks prior to the meeting date.

PositionNameEmail
PresidentTwinkle Bedipresident@millparkplaygroup.org.au
Vice PresidentVacantvicepresident@millparkplaygroup.org.au
SecretarySarah Furnisssecretary@millparkplaygroup.org.au
TreasurerLeanne Mokikastreasurer@millparkplaygroup.org.au
Assistant TreasurerVacanttreasurer@millparkplaygroup.org.au
EnrolmentsLeanne Mokikasenrolments@millparkplaygroup.org.au
FundraisingClarissa Shinerfundraising@millparkplaygroup.org.au
General MemberJo HanleyNA
3 Year Old ProgramPenny Makowski3yoprogram@millparkplaygroup.org.au