We see it as our mission to serve the families of the Pine Rivers area by providing a safe, fun and caring playgroup-style environment for babies to children aged 5 years old and their parents or carers. (School age children are not permitted to attend Playaway sessions).

Playaway aims to provide a fun and caring environment by: providing a flexible routine that becomes familiar to small children, allowing them to feel safe to have fun; providing a variety of age appropriate activities that allow children to learn through play and exploration; ensuring all newcomers are made to feel welcome; Providing tea and coffee on a weekly basis.

Playaway Day & Times


Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30am
Thursday 9.30 – 11.30am
Friday 9.30 – 11.30am
Please note: Playaway is not held on Student Free Days, Public Holidays or School Holidays.

Membership – a yearly membership of $20 is due at the start of each new year for continuing families. For families who are new, membership is due on your fourth visit. You get to try us out for free for your first three visits. If you decide that this is the place for you, fill out the rego form and return it ASAP.
Daily Fees – of $5 per family (up to 4 kids) Fees are placed in the box near the sign-in sheet on the Welcome table. All attendees are required to sign in and record cild/ren names and fee payments every time you attend.

Morning Routine


9.30 Free play (inside and outside)
Painting, activity tables set up for playdough, collage, colouring, bikes, ball, hoops, etc.

10.00 Morning tea (please place your name on the roster)

10.30 Craft activity

11.00 Pack-up time for everyone! (your help is appreciated)
Pack away tables, chairs, equipment
Sweep floor
Wash paintbrushes, aprons, easels, morning tea dishes, pack toys into labelled boxes

11.10 Story time (listen to the story with your child/ren)

11.15 Music time (dance, sing & make some noise with your child/ren)

Try Playaway for free - sign up now by filling out the form or by simply turning up on the day that suits you. Our leaders will give you all the information you need when you attend.

Working with children or youth at Pine Rivers Uniting Church


If you wish to volunteer to work in a ministry that has contact with children or youth under 18 years of age, please contact the Church office on 3285 6126.

For any further information, please contact Carly on or the office on 3285 6126