Spiel und Spass (0-5 yrs)
The Spiel und Spass playgroup meets from 9:30am to 11:30am on Wednesdays.
The group meet during ACT public school terms, at the home of the GAP and the Pfadfinder Scouts, at the Scout Hall at 5 Masson Street in Turner.
Park outside the building, and follow the red "Kinder" arrow to the playground gate.
This group is for 0-5 year olds, and their parents, grandparents, au pairs and/or carers.
The aim of Spiel und Spass playgroup is to promote the German language amongst our children, and have a great time together! We do crafts, play, sing songs, read stories, celebrate German holidays and have very exciting themes each term. We occasionally have guest speakers and go on excursions.
Sometimes it is the English speaking parent (from a German bilingual home or a non-German home) who brings the children to playgroup, so sometimes you will hear English spoken at the group. You will notice that German is used where possible though, but particularly that German is used when interacting with the children.
Not all the children attending Spiel und Spass speak German, but many do. No prior German is necessary, but of course it will help as the majority of our parents are German speaking.
One of our English-speaking mums (with a German husband) has put together a set of helpful tips for non-German speaking families attending Spiel und Spass.
You are encouraged to bring a healthy snack or piece of fruit for your child's morning tea.
At the end of each session, everyone pitches in to help tidy up the room again.
The group is LOADS of fun for the kids, and there is a really lovely sense of family and friendship amongst the mums, dads and grandparents who attend.
Fees for Spiel und Spass playgroup
The fees for Spiel und Spass are $35 per term, with $5 for each extra sibling over 6 months old. As a paid-up member, you are entitled to make use of our wonderfully stocked German children's library of books, CDs, DVDs and games. Be sure to check out a booklet we have called, "Raising Children Bilingually in Australia", which we've found very useful and informative (or request an email copy from us).
If you wish, you may also like to become a member of ACT Playgroups. This is about $20 to $40 per year, and covers your insurance if you are also attending non-Spielwelt playgroups and gets you a discount card for various baby shops.
Click here for the banking details to pay your Spiel und Spass fees.
Join the Spiel und Spass email group
The main way we communicate with our members is through our google groups mailing list. You do not need a google account to join the list.
Email the playgroup coordinator on email@example.com and ask to be added to the group. You can only be added once you have attended the group in person at least once.