“Old School” takes playgroup back to the basics.

Have you met Rhonda Finley, our new Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup facilitator in Rockhampton?

Being a mum of three and a grandmother of four with a background working as a teachers aid and tutoring disabled non-verbal adults including working in childcare, Rhonda said she’s “old-school” where she loves going back to the basics.

“I love playing with my grandchildren by setting up activities the old school way like homemade play dough and face painting,” she said.

“The simple things are often the best and I find it’s a great way to inspire creativity and imagination. I get real enjoyment out of seeing children learn and achieve the goals set for them.”

Rhonda said she has worked in the childcare sector for several years however the difference this time around at Integreat Queensland’s Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup is the diversity of nationalities.

“I enjoy my role as playgroup facilitator as I’m always meeting new people,” she said.

“It’s really rewarding as I’m not only meeting new people but people of different nationalities. A few of the mothers and carers don’t speak English and I don’t speak their language which makes it challenging however, I find it really rewarding when I can use other means to communicate, and we develop an understanding.”

Integreat Queensland’s Rockhampton Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup is held every Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am during school term (Term 2 starts on 18th April) at the Berserker Street Community Hub 28 – 140 Berserker Street, North Rockhampton. Everyone with children from 0 to 5 years old are welcome and it’s free to attend.

This program is an initiative delivered by Integreat Queensland Inc. in partnership with Capricorn Communities for Children Facilitating Partner. Capricorn Communities for Children Facilitating Partner is funded by the Australian Government and facilitated by The Smith Family.

Little steps: Rhonda with two of the children at our Little Steps Multicultural Playgroup in Rockhampton.

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