Become a Member


Everyone in the community with children under the age of 5 are welcome to become a member! New members or groups are encouraged to trial playgroup before signing up, with trials generally run in the first week of each month. If you’re interested in signing up for a trial session, head HERE.

Playgroup fees are payable for the calendar year (January to December) and are non-refundable.  Fees are pro-rated for families joining throughout the year.

If you’re ready to become a member, please complete the Membership Application Form at the bottom of this page (alternatively, you can open the form in a new tab HERE). We can’t wait to have you join the Highgate Playgroup Family!

Membership Cost

As a not-for-profit organisation, the fees received from memberships and events allow us to operate the playgroup.  The fees cover the continual purchasing of new toys and equipment, utilities, amenities and consumable supplies and cleaning.

Your annual membership fee includes membership to both Highgate Playgroup and Playgroup WA (PGWA) and includes the essential public liability insurances required for attending the centre. Annual fees entitle the member and one child to attend one regular playgroup session per week. Additional children or sessions can be added for only $15 extra. Membership fees for 2024 are shown below. 

Sign-Up Period 1 Child, 1 Session 2 Children, 1 Session 2 Children, 2 Sessions
1st Quarter (Jan-Mar)
2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun)
3rd Quarter (Jul-Sep)
4th Quarter (Oct-Dec)

Playgroup WA membership also includes great member benefits! You can view the current memberships benefits HERE.

Sessions Info

Regular Playgroup sessions occur weekly and session times are available 3 times per day, from Monday to Friday as well as Saturday mornings, all year round (including school holidays). Session times are organised for morning (approx. 9:30-11:30am), noon (approx. 12-2pm) and afternoon (approx. 2:30-4:30pm). Check out our Current Sessions HERE to see which sessions are active or to find a vacant session if you already have your own group! 

Age groups for each session time vary from newborns and infants, to pre-schoolers. Group sizes vary with the average number of families being 7-12 with 1 or 2 children each. Children’s ages in each session vary, with most open sessions being of mixed ages.

We do not engage carers or facilitators at Highgate Playgroup, so a parent/guardian must be in attendance for each family during a session. Each group organises and runs their own sessions based on their individual needs and ages of their children. This ranges from structured activities such as arts and crafts to free play, or a mixture of both. This allows parents to come together with their children in a way that suits their own group.

If you would like more information on the current sessions or starting your own session (we generally require at least 4 families to come together to start a new regular session), feel free to email [email protected]

Membership application form

To become a member of Highgate Playgroup, please complete and submit the below form. As part of the form, you will also express your interest for the desired session you would like to attend. If you were a member of Highgate Playgroup for the previous year and wish to re-enrol, please still complete this form as this enables us to review and make any required updates to your details. If you’d prefer, click HERE to open the form in a new tab.

Please note, Playgroup WA (PGWA) also requests some information on the diversity of Highgate Playgroup families, however providing this information is voluntary.