Ashburton Baptist's playgroup offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities for babies to kinder age children including painting, crafts, sand and water play, role-play, climbing, movement and singing.


Playgroup operates on Wednesdays during school terms, from 10am to 11:30am. 

Funding and Fees

Playgroup is managed by a committee of volunteers and is financed by parent fees. For 2023 the fees are $110 per family per year (or $55 per semester). This money is put towards the upgrade and maintenance of toys and equipment, supplies for craft activities, tea and coffee, special events and a contribution to the church to help cover utilities.

General Information

Parents/carers bring morning tea for their own children. Tea and coffee are provided for parents/carers to help themselves. We generally have free play until about 11am, followed by morning tea for the children and then singing. As a parent-run group we have a roster for the various duties (vacuuming, washing dishes, washing paint/glue brushes). Everyone is responsible for general packing up. All parents/carers are responsible for the supervision of their own children at all times.


Places are limited so contact the church office for more information.