Essential Play is not just a kindy gym or play centre.
It is a place where parents and caregivers can learn about child development whilst spending quality time with their child in small group play sessions. These play sessions will be guided by highly qualified teachers.

Research has proved that the first years of life are critical for later learning and behaviour. At Essential Play, parents will be shown what are age appropriate milestones and what activities will stimulate their child’s development. Our programme is literature based, research has shown that by reading regularly to your child from an early age, language skills will readily develop, as will a love of reading! Every term we use a quality children’s’ book as a theme exploring the story, concepts and characters.

Class Structure

Children 1 year – 5 years • 1 hour classes

Children thrive on routine. They like to know “what is coming next”
​and this in fact, helps with behaviour and learning.

Group Time

This part of the class helps develop concentration, socialisation, confidence and self esteem. They will be enthused by our story box theme each week, eagerly waiting to discover its contents, whilst developing visualisation and imagination. Literacy and maths concepts are explored through play and music.

Craft Time

Each week the children will participate in an age appropriate craft/ art activity related to our literature theme. Using a wide variety of brushes, sponges, paint, mediums and techniques to develop fine motor strength in fingers and hands.

Play Time & Equipment

Our specially designed early childhood equipment gives your child the opportunity to explore their body and move in a safe space. They will have the opportunity to practise all their skills as they develop- climbing, spinning , rolling, crawling. Our centre is full of attractive, colourful and clean equipment which is changed fortnightly to introduce new challenges.

School Readiness

“School readiness is about being ready to learn!” although following a similar structure to the other age groups, (group, art, equipment and music time) these classes are about getting your child ready for school- fine motor skills, gross motor skills, eye tracking, coordination and social skills. These classes are aimed at developing “learning independence” where the child works independently for part of the class.

The Story Box

Research has proved that the first years of life are critical for later learning and behaviour.  At Essential Play, parents will be shown what are age appropriate milestones and what activities will stimulate their child’s development. Our programme is literature based, research has shown that by reading regularly to your child from an early age, language skills will readily develop, as will a love of reading! Every term we use a quality children’s’ book as a theme exploring the story, concepts and characters.

At Essential Play

At Essential Play we provide quality learning opportunities for both parent and child. We have clean, specially designed under 5′s equipment and play activities, but we are so much more than a play centre. Whilst your precious child is having a fabulous time participating in a variety of fun activities, our teachers will explain to you why we are doing the activity and why it is important. They will provide you with a wealth of information on child development, answer questions and cut through all the hype- What things are REALLY important for children! Every week your child will participate in activities to develop balance, vision, auditory, fine motor and gross motor skills. From 1 to 5 years, we know what is important for their optimal development.

Free Trial Class

Trial classes are available year round!

One free trial class* to try out our fabulous programme please message to book your one free class (subject to availability).
Due to the high numbers of parents wishing to attend a free trial class, limit one per customer. 

Please check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for class photos and videos.

*NEW CLIENTS ONLY, NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH, ONE PER CUSTOMER,NOT TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

Essential Play
2/33 Crescent Road
Lambton, NSW, Australia 2299
 0427 444 56