The Golden Hill Playgroup is a special place where our Playgroup Leader, Laura Egan, guides the session through a nurturing program inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s indications for very young children. 

The aim of our playgroup is to create a homelike space of warmth and goodness for children where they can learn holistically from play, as well as welcome parents and caregivers to make valuable social connections to the local community. 

Our sessions are held in our Peppermint Cottage with the children given the time and space to engage in unstructured, self-directed play with open ended materials, while parents busy their own hands with simple crafts or enjoy a cup of tea. 

While their parents are nearby, children engage in songs during circle time, leading into a shared fruit break, finishing with storytelling. 

It is highly recommended families attend our playgroup program for a gentle transition into our Karri Kindergarten, to both familiarise children with similar routines, and for parents to learn the fundamentals of how to best support their child’s development from home. 

Please be advised that your first visit to Thursday’s playgroup is free and thereafter is charged at a casual rate of $12 per session or $90 per term.


Babies to 4-year-olds. Thursday 9am - 11am. Termly rate of $90 or a casual rate of $12 per session. 

3 to 4-year-olds. Friday's 9.30am-11.30am. Termly of $150 per family. Numbers are limited to 10 places and preference is given to those families that have enrolled their child in Karri Kindy. 


Contact our Playgroup Facilitator for more information. 

For information regarding enrolling for Kindy please email


Register for Babies – 4 Playgroup by clicking here. 

Term 2 2024 - 3-4-year-old Playgroup form here.

Playgroup Handbook