STM Playgroups


Our playgroups run on weekdays during school term at the Children’s Centre, 5 Church St Emerald.  We currently run two sessions in the week, one on Tuesday, the other Friday. Groups run between 9:30am and 11:30am. 

Our goals are:

To provide a safe and welcoming venue where children are supervised by their parents and begin learning social skills.To provide fun, developmentally appropriate activities for children to learn through play.
To encourage caring, loving and respectful relationships between all members of playgroup in and outside of the playgroup setting.
To explore Christian values and beliefs through program content and connection with other programs at St. Marks.
To be a place of community participation through family contribution to the running of playgroup.

Cost is $40 per term for each family which includes craft, tea and coffee for parents and use of facilities and equipment.

A free trial is offered to new families. 

You can expect, craft, story and songs, morning tea together and lots of free play in our great indoor and outdoor space.

All families contribute a piece of fruit weekly for children’s morning tea.

Parents are encouraged to pitch in by cutting up fruit for children; bringing something yummy for parents morning tea and helping with clean up after each session.  

Supporting each other through the journey of raising little people and being an encouraging space is integral to playgroups at St. Mark’s. To find out more, contact Ally LvL on email at:

To register your child for one of our playgroups click here or below.