Do I have to register my child before attending Playgroup for the first time?
No. Just turn up on any Monday morning between 9.30 am and 11.30 am.
What ages of children do you cater for?
We have had babies as young as a few days old and up until they start full-time schooling.
Can older brothers and sisters of attendees come to Playgroup during school holidays?
Yes, they are welcome to attend at an additional cost of CI$10 each.
I am a visitor to the Cayman Islands. Can I attend Playgroup with my child(ren)?
Yes, you would be very welcome at the same payment of CI$10 per child.
Do I have to come at 9.30am and stay until 11.30am?
No. You can arrive and leave at any time during those hours.
Is there any commitment to attend regularly?
No, there is no long-term commitment of any kind. You can attend as few or as many sessions as you like.
Can I drop off my child at Playgroup and collect him/her later in the day?
No. A parent or helper must continuously supervise any child attending while they attend Playgroup.
What does Playgroup cost?
It costs CI$10 per child.
Can I pay less if I don’t stay for the full time?
No. The cost is CI$10 per child no matter how long you stay.
How can I pay the CI$10? Do you accept credit cards or cheques?
We only accept cash – CI$10. Please try to have the correct amount in notes. Change can given only in CI$.
What does my CI$10 cover?
The CI$10 covers the cost of the hall rental, the refreshments, the craft materials plus the cost of purchasing and maintaining the various toys and equipment.
About the Community Centre
Where is the South Sound Community Centre located?
The South Sound Community Centre is located roughly 2 miles south of George Town, along South Sound Road. It is next to Cocolobo Apartments, between Surfer's Paradise and Consuelo’s Beach.
A map of this area can be found on our homepage.
Where can I park at the Community Centre?
There is a car park immediately outside the Community Centre and another alongside at the beach. Please do NOT park on the main road. As people arrive and depart at different times during the morning, be considerate and do not block anyone in.
Is there WiFi available in the Community Centre?
Yes, free WiFi is available. Connection details are provided in the Centre.
About the Playgroup
Does Playgroup have any rules?
- Parents/helpers/nannies attend Playgroup at their own risk. Staff cannot accept any liability.
- A parent or helper must supervise their child at all times.
- A supervisor may be asked to remove their child from the hall (either temporarily or permanently) if their child’s behaviour is disrupting Playgroup in any way.
- Adults are not to have loud conversations during the sing-along.
- Children should not be allowed to help themselves from the Refreshment Table. Instead, adults should put food items into one of the small dishes provided. They should also ensure that their child sits down to eat at the small table with benches attached, on the seats at the sides of the hall, or even on the floor.
How many children attend Playgroup?
It varies each week, and throughout the morning as people come and go. On average, there will be between 25 and 35 children, although on one wet February Monday morning only nine attendees turned up! This was in sharp contrast to our Halloween party one year when the date happened to coincide with the school holidays. We are not certain but think there must have been over 70 children and adults, most of whom were wearing Halloween costume.
Do I need to bring refreshments?
No, unless your child has any special dietary requirements, including food for very young babies.
What refreshments are provided?
Water and juice are available, primarily for the young ones. Tea and coffee are provided for the adults. There is also a supply of small pieces of fruit, cake and pastries. We are unable to guarantee that all refreshments were made in a nut-free environment.