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Early childhood is an important time for wellbeing as it impacts on future physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as relationships and educational success (Hunter Institute of Mental Health, 2014).

Given this critical time of development, PLC has launched Lighthouse Beginners (0-5 years) to support child wellbeing and develop critical skills from the earliest opportunity.

Lighthouse Beginners is open to all community members!

The Lighthouse Beginners programme provides a number of classes designed to nurture your child to be happy, confident, creative and ready to learn. Through art, toddlers will develop literacy and self expression, while building self esteem and resilience. Most importantly, these classes open neural pathways to lay foundation for learning and emotional wellbeing.

Term 1 Beginners Classes

PLAYworks | Petite Artists (18 months - 4 years)

This art class encourages creativity through both art process and product.

In our busy lives it is sometimes hard to find time to direct your attention solely on your child, but Petite Artists is an hour a week where you can. It is a special session that supports a shared experience between mother, carer and child through creative expression. Assist your child in creating something beautiful in a relaxed atmosphere.

Each Petite Artists session also includes music, movement, Montessori-inspired activities and sensory invitations to play.

(Mid term enrolments accepted)

Thursdays, 9.30 am – 10.30 am
13 February – 2 April

Community Room
Ground Floor, PLC Lighthouse (McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove)

$215 for eight weeks

If you have any queries, please contact Sherrise at


Signing Hands (4 months - 5 years)

A fun course aimed at teaching key Auslan signs to help your baby/toddler communicate their needs and desires clearly, without crying or tantrums.

Your child will learn basic signs through stories, songs, rhymes and play.

10 February – 6 April

4 – 16 months | 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
16 – 30 months |3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
2.5 – 5 years | 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Community Room
Ground Floor, PLC Lighthouse (McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove)

For more information or to book, please email