Looking for somewhere to bring your little ones, grandchildren or mothers’ group? Come invade the space at Playspace!

Playspace is a place for preschool children and their care-givers to enjoy some free-play and fun adventure, as well as refreshment from Middle Ground Café and a chat with friends! We love to encourage creativity, imagination and parent interaction. There’s so much to do and explore, with equipment and activities for different ages.

Playspace is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30am to 1:00pm during the school term. There is a cost of $7 per child (12mths-5yrs) with a max of $12 per family. There is no cost for babies under 12mths. 

No need to register. Feel free to pop in anytime during opening hours.

Playspace is featured in “Mamma Knows East” online blog. We are thankful to be known as a place of fun and community!

Melody Time 

Melody Time is a musical space for carers and children held on Tuesdays and Fridays around 10:30am at Playspace. Each session is designed and facilitated by a Registered Music Therapist to encourage positive interactions between carers and children, and to give tools and ideas to use outside of the activity space. Children are encouraged to move, sing, interact and play using music as the tool for doing so. With lots of colour, musical variety and many laughs each week this is a beautiful creative space for learning.

Join us when you come to Playspace. There is no extra fee for Melody Time and no need to register.


Safety at Playspace

We are committed to creating safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces for all children and their families. We follow the Child Safe Standards set by the CCYP to protect children and young people. If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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How much does Playspace cost?

There is a cost of $7 per child (12mths-5yrs) with a max of $12 per family. There is no cost for babies under 12mths. 

Can I bring food to Playspace?

Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink into Playspace. However, we ask that you not bring any nuts or nuts products as many young children have allergies.

You are also able to purchase food and drink from Middle Ground Café which is located right next to Playspace and has a yummy variety of meal, snack and drink options.

What equipment do you have at Playspace?

We have a range of equipment, toys and activities for different ages and stages, including ride on cars and bikes, stepping stones, large foam building blocks, dress ups, balls and bubbles. We encourage an environment of creativity and imagination.

Do I need to enrol to attend Playspace?

There is no need to enrol or register to attend. Playspace is open Tuesdays to Fridays and you are welcome to drop in any time between 9:30am and 1:00pm. Payment is collected on the day, and you can pay via credit card or cash to our team in the room.

Are there change facilities at Playspace?

Yes. Nappies can be changed at the facilities provided in the toilets behind Middle Ground Café. For health and hygiene we ask that nappies are not changed in the Playspace room but in the facilities provided.

What else does NewHope offer for children and families?

NewHope Kids

We have a Kids Church service which runs in line with the morning adult gatherings each Sunday at 9am and 11am through the school terms. Kids Church is fun, free and everyone is invited! If you are coming along for the first time please fill out the registration form found on our website to help us prepare for your visit.


Mainly Music

mainly music is a special time for little ones to join together weekly with their caregivers for interactive sessions full of music, movement, learning and fun! Sessions run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am during the school term. Fees apply and places are limited.


NewHope Baptist Preschool

NewHope Baptist Preschool is committed to providing a high quality educational program for young children. Our Christian staff create a caring, nurturing environment where each child is given the opportunity to develop and grow. Applications and enquires are through the Whitehorse Preschool Association. 



KickStart is our highly popular introduction to soccer program designed for boys and girls from 4.5-7 years of age. KickStart takes new registrations throughout the year. Please see our website for more information.

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