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The Journey Starts Here

Welcome to Ruyton Playgroup. Your Children’s Journey Starts Here

At Ruyton, we believe children to be capable and competent from birth. Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) is situated in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The curriculum has been designed to be open-ended in nature, and aims to encourage curiosity, awe and wonder. Ruyton provides learning experiences for the children with opportunities to develop and improve their physical, emotional, language, social and cognitive skills.

Connecting to the Community Beyond School Grounds

Selection 026Over the course of the year, we will celebrate noteworthy days and events that are relevant to our community, such as Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day and public holiday events. On these occasions, we might amend our regular programme to tie it in with the day, and we invite parents and carers to fully immerse themselves in such experiences with the children.

We ask that while you’re with your child in playgroup that you switch off or leave your mobile phone on silent so you and your daughter or son can enjoy maximum learning time together.



What is the age group for playgroup?

Our Playgroup is designed to connect our school with the wider community and we welcome boys and girls aged 18 months to three years old and their parents and/or carers. From here they can seamlessly move in our Kindergarten for three to four year olds and then to our Pre Prep programme for four to five year olds.


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The facilitating educator of our playgroup is Ms Kathryn Bertram. She holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Diploma in Children’s Services so you can rest assured that your child or children are being appropriately educated and cared for.

Session Times

Playgroup runs every Friday of the school term from 9am to 10.30am. Please arrive at Junior School Reception via entrance number 7 on Wellington Street. Playgroup will be in the area referred to as the Open Space.

For bookings and more information, please contact Mrs Jane Koenig, Assistant to the Head of Junior School on 03 9819 2422.


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