Noah's Ark runs My Time groups in Kalgoorlie for anyone caring for a child or children with a disability or developmental delay. For more information on these groups, see our Kalgoorlie page under Our Services or visit the My Time website by clicking on this link http://www.mytime.net.au/index.php/home.
We’re starting up our popular and successful supported playgroups, PlayWorks, in Esperance, Albany and Mandurah.
Noah’s Ark’s PlayWorks are specifically for children with disabilities and their families and carers. A qualified therapist or early childhood educator facilitates the groups and are designed to:
increase the child’s skills and confidence in those developmental areas identified as a priority by the child’s parents and therapists.
Developmental goals for each child will be established through discussion with the child’s family and therapists. These are incorporated into the PlayWorks programmes in conjunction with the conventional goals of any informal pre-school program, such as development of social and emotional skills, language and cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills and independence in functional living.
Noah’s Ark will soon be running four PlayWorks programmes throughout regional WA under the watchful eye of Shirley McInnes, Noah’s Ark’s Occupational Therapist (OT). Shirley will take on the role of mentor to each group’s paediatric OT ensuring consistency and compatibility among the four groups.
Bridgetown and Geraldton PlayWorks
Noah’s Ark has received some early expressions of interest for PlayWorks’ groups to be set up in Bridgetown and Geraldton. We need to know how many families would like to see supported playgroups established in their local area.