Welcome to Moerlina Playgroup


Moerlina Playgroup provides a beautiful, caring, inspiring environment in which families can come together to explore in a rich world of play and discovery. At the heart of Moerlina playgroup is a deep appreciation of nature, which is celebrated through the cycle of the changing seasons. The wonder of childhood is nurtured and cherished through seasonally appropriate songs, verses, stories and craft activities, guided by an experienced playgroup leader.

We use fantastic facilities of the Moerlina School environment.

Moerlina Playgroup is open to all parents and carers with pre-school aged children. We are an associate member of Playgroup WA.

Playgroup sessions are structured to meet the children’s need for rhythm and repetition, which helps provide a sense of familiarity and security. This is combined with time for unimpeded, creative, imaginative play, which we see as the “work” of the young child. A strong imagination developed through creative play and activities provides a foundation for problem solving and socialisation skills. You will see the strong influence of philosophies such as Reggio Emilia and Steine in the materials and activities made available to the children. Activities such as baking, finger knitting and drawing help develop fine motor skills, while climbing, digging and exploring our beautiful garden helps to develop gross motor skills, coordination and a sense of balance.

Playgroup provides a safe haven for families to learn and grow together, sharing not only this special time but taking away songs, stories and information about nature-based education to enjoy at home.

Friday Session Times

9:30am – 11:30am            0 – 4 years


Session Structure

9:30am (12:30pm)            Bread making for tea time

9:45am (12:45pm)            Inside playtime

10:00am (1:00pm)            Circle time – seasonal songs and rhymes

10:10am (1:10pm)            Outside playtime

10:45am (1:45pm)            Morning (afternoon) tea then more outside play

11:20am (2:20pm)            Storytime – a seasonal puppet show

11:30am (2:30pm)            Farewell

We understand that at times your child may not be ready to sit still at the table or quietly for a story. At these times please feel free to enjoy some time outside together.


Playgroup is closed during school holidays – refer to Moerlina School Term dates.



Places are limited.  For more information contact Louise at [email protected]


Where to find us

The Early Learning Centre at Moerlina School, 16 Brockway Road, Mt Claremont, WA, 6010

FREE parking onsite



$200 per term for the first child (based on Moerlina School terms)

$100 per term for subsequent siblings

Insurance cover included

Trial 2 sessions for FREE anytime

Moerlina School Term Dates


Please pay fees via electronic banking to the account below. Please include your initial and surname and the term number as reference (Example: P SMITH T3)

BSB                        016 281

Account no.        4257 07853

Account name: The Moerlina School Inc


Getting There

Where is playgroup held?  We have access to the wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities of the Moerlina School’s Early Learning Centre.

Is there free and convenient car parking available?   Yes.  You can use the Moerlina School car park. Pram access to the school verandah is nearest Brockway Road.  Use the glass doors in the middle of the front verandah to enter the reception area of the main school building.  The Early Learning Centre is located at the rear of the main building.

Where is the nearest train station?  Loch Street Station on the Fremantle line (approximately 400m walking distance).

Where is the nearest bus stop? Buses 27 and 28 stop directly outside the Moerlina School gates on the east side of  Brockway Road, and around the corner on Alfred Rd on the west side of Brockway Road (approximately 50 m walking distance).



I’m not paying insurance fees. Are parents, carers and children covered in the unlikely event of an accident?  Yes, Moerlina School Public Liability Insurance covers everyone attending Playgroup sessions.

Is Moerlina Playgroup a member of Playgroup WA?  Moerlina Playgroup has Associate Membership which entitles the playgroup to assistance from Playgroup WA.

Is there a requirement to participate on a committee and attend busy bees?  No, Moerlina Playgroup does not have a committee or busy bees.  There are no obligations on your time beyond Playgroup sessions.