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Open Day success for PlayTime

Mum Rachael Dean with bub Ella having fun at the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre.
Mum Rachael Dean with bub Ella having fun at the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre. Blainey Woodham

AN open day has revitalised a playgroup in Pottsville were numbers were dwindling.

PlayTime at Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre was going strong three years ago with about 90 members.

PlayTime's Kylie Kelly said before the 10th birthday Open Day last month there were only 12 members in the play group, with other kids growing up and moving on to school.

"We probably had close to about 100 people at the open day and from that we had 15-20 families join," Ms Kelly said.

"That's a pretty good strike rate."

Ms Kelly said most people who joined after the open day were new people to the area.

"It's about parents making friendships as well," Ms Kelly said.

"A lot of feedback at the open day was that they didn't know we were there.

"Now we are back to about 30 members."

PlayTime is a flexible play environment at the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre which includes indoor and outdoor activities.

Rachael Dean and her 15-month-old daughter Ella are new members.

"They (the children) get to interact with kids their own age," Ms Dean said.

"It's a safe place for the kids to play and they have different and individual activities available."

PlayTime is on Mondays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 11.30am, and Tuesdays between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Anyone wanting information on PlayTime can contact Kylie Kelly on 02 6676 1124.

Topics:  child care, community, open day, playtime, pottsville beach neighbourhood centre



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