Most Popular Kids Activities in Donvale (3111) in 2017

Eastern Melbourne, the Melbourne Region, Victoria (VIC)

    Hohnes Road Playhouse is a not-for-profit family support and childcare community that has been operating for 48 years. It is ideal for first-time parents, those new to the Eltham area or those seeking an opportunity for social interaction (for both parent and child). Most sessions are facilitated by a qualified childcare educator, and are a great way to meet local families and share the journey of parenthood. We offer numerous program offerings including: * Share the Care (educator-led ... Read more playgroup 0-5yo) * Stay & Play (parent-led playgroup 0-5yo) * Pre-School Drop & Go (scheduled occasional care 3-5yo); and * Children’s Party Venue Hire (host your own child’s party). Sessions are held every weekday at various times, and the venue can be hired - both by members and the public - during school and public holidays and weekends. Share the Care sessions are our Playgroup with a difference. The care of your child is shared between yourself, a qualified childcare educator ...

    Children's Party Hire

    Dates: from 01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2022

    Hohnes Road Playhouse is available to hire out to non members for Children's Birthday Parties. With plenty of indoor space to play party games and outdoor activities like swings, trampoline and sandpit, Hohnes Road Playhouse is an ideal all-weather venue all year round. Hire includes the use of indoor spaces and toys, a fully equipped kitchen, undercover deck and fully secure outdoor spaces, including toys. ​ Hire Hohnes Road for your next party and enjoy a fun filled event with plenty to entertain the little people, and use our Playhouse as your fuss free approach to a party! Suited to: * 0-5 year old children, older siblings and families * parties of up to 40 guests * indoor and outdoor parties Benefits: * exclusive use of a safe and secure space for the duration of your party * easy access to the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway * adaptable spaces for your unique party set up * keep your own house mess-free! Cost: $220 Hire fee for Non Members (reduced rate for Friends of Members, or Current Members) $100 Bond (returned after inspection of Playhouse) $22 Public Liability Insurance A hire agreement must be signed, and terms and conditions met. The hire fee, refundable bond and Public Liability Insurance must be paid prior to the party - an invoice will be issued upon confirmation of the hire conditions. The Art Room and supplies are not included in the event hire. Hohnes Road Playhouse is a nut free facility. Consumption of alcohol is not permitted. For Members of Playhouse $80 + $100 Bond + $22 insurance For Friends of Members $170 + $100 Bond + $22 Insurance For General Public $220 + $100 Bond +$22 insurance Bond will be refunded on inspection of venue after the party. Some of the bond may be retained should there be cleaning, maintenance or repairs required.

    Overall rating: 5 (out of 5)  

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    Love it! Great staff, lovely people to socialise with, happy kids, wonderful program especially the art and cooking and great outdoor facilities. Such a warm and friendly playgroup Renee Alexander (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 05-10-2016:
    Thank you for your wonderful feedback and recommendation. Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    Great facilities and accommodates families with more than one child well. Plenty of indoor and outdoor play. Very affordable. Perri Hillier (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 05-10-2016:
    Thanks for your great feedback Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    Thank you Playhouse! I have two very happy boys who left playhouse today filled with joy as they have done all year! We are thrilled to have found playhouse for the learning opportunities it has offered our children, as well as for the friends we have all made! Merry Christmas Playhouse!! Ferne Morton (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 07-10-2016:
    Dear Ferne, Thank you so much for you supportive feedback and hope you continue to enjoy our service Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    I was seeking a supportive play environment for my son and I, having dealt with some difficult health issues, and we were warmly welcomed and included at Hohnes Rd Playhouse. It has meant a lot to me to be able to talk to other parents about the challenges of parenting and share in the joys of Quill’s development who now loves to crawl about, with others cheering him on! Thanks everyone! Jasmine (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 07-10-2016:
    Thank you for sharing your positive experiences with Playhouse for yourself and Quill. Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    I started coming to Playhouse when my little boy was 18 months old and I was expecting my second child. I felt at home and relaxed, when I had my new baby, my son could play happily while I could comfortably feed my baby. So it was great for all of us. That was over 6 years ago and now I attend with my third child who loves it! I have mad many friends and connections at Playhouse. There isn't anywhere else like it. Alison Quinn (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 10-10-2016:
    Dear Alison Thank you for your wonderful feedback and your years of support for Playhouse. We love having our members coming back for each of their children. Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    Playhouse has been such a big part of our lives. Both my children loved going there and I have made many friends myself. The childcare workers are amazing with the children. It is such a warm and welcoming place which I couldn't recomend highly enough. Fiona Langeveld (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 19-12-2016:
    Your comments mean we are doing our job, providing a safe, fun experience not just for the children but for the whole family. Thank You Alison Jones Administration Manager

    Over 3 Group

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    I would like to commend Hohnes Road on their excellent over 3 program. My son has flourished under the experienced childcare professionals. He is a calmer and more confident boy. He loves the gentle interaction with the other children, the toys and activities that are varied and refreshed on a regular basis. Bev Dewar (Over 3 Group)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 19-12-2016:
    We try consistently to provide an experience that is something a little different and more personal for our older children, where they can safely challenge and extend their knowledge and confidence. Thank you Alison Jones Administration Manager

    Reciprocal Care

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    Love it! Great staff, lovely people to socialise with, happy kids, wonderful program especially the art and cooking and great outdoor facilities. Such a warm and friendly playgroup Renee & Jason (Reciprocal Care)

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 07-10-2016:
    Dear Renee, So pleased to hear that you and Jason are having a fun time with the other members and the great activities we provide at Playhouse. Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Reciprocal and Over 3

    04-10-2016 by Alison

    Harry has had a wonderful time in the 3&4 year old program over the past year and a half. A homely, happy environment, small groups of children, and fantastic caring staff have allowed Harry to have a fun and creative time in a very special place. Harry's favourite things have included, picking lemons, cooking and playing with all his friends. We will be sad ato say goodbye next year. Kylie & Harry (Reciprocal and Over 3

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 05-10-2016:
    It is so good to hear that Playhouse has given your family such an enriching experience Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

    Amazing community facility

    28-08-2015 by Giorgina

    Such a fabulous place for children & parents, great carers & facilities, such a hidden gem!

    Answer from Hohnes Road Playgroup Inc on 07-10-2016:
    Thank you for your feedback. Please spread the word. We take enrolments throughout the year and the term. Kind Regards, Alison Jones Administration Officer Hohnes Road Playhouse

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    Student Performances

    Dates: from 15 Jun 2019 to 23 Nov 2019

    In June and November each year, Wendy's Music school students have the opportunity to perform for family and friends in a supportive yet professional style environment.

    $10 Trial Lesson

    Validity: from 07 Jan 2019 to 22 Dec 2019

    $10 Trial Lessons - 30 minutes Find out whether lessons, or the instrument is what you expect before you commit to weekly lessons.

    Overall rating: 4.6999998092651 (out of 5)  

    Parent

    12-07-2015 by Phoebe

    I highly recommend Wendy Brentnall as a music teacher. She has inspired my son by encouraging him in a positive way. So much so that he frequently goes and practises without being asked. I have referred others to have lessons with her as well. She is a highly organised and skilled teacher.

    Guitar Lessons

    16-02-2015 by Stuart CROSS

    On retirement from work I promised myself that I would learn how to play the guitar which is something I had been thinking about for years. I was fortunate that I chose Wendy's Music School. My tutor,Scott, has assisted me greatly with clear, informative lessons and has also shown the necessary patience with me. I appreciate the fact that there is no pressure and Scott's calming influence has been most beneficial. I'm looking forward to many years playing my guitar and thank Wendy and Scott for their input. The saying "You are never too old to learn" is so true.

    amazing music school! Amazing teacher!

    11-02-2015 by Lan jiang

    My son has been learning piano from Wendy for more than one year, and he loves it so much! Wendy is an amazing teacher and obviously has a lot of experiences of teaching young kids. She has been passionate, patient and very helpful. I have recommended her to my son's friend as well and the little boy absolutely loves her lesson too. Thanks Wendy for all the efforts you put to build up the interest of my son in playing piano and in enjoying music!

    WENDY’S MUSIC – TESTIMONIAL

    11-02-2015 by Wendy

    When my 9-year old daughter Isabella showed an interest in taking up piano, Wendy Brentnall was recommended to me as a teacher who was patient, fun and skilled. Wendy is a gifted pianist and instructor whose passion for music inspires audiences and students alike. Over the past 12 months she has identified and nutured Isabella’s musical strengths and used this enthusiasm to address some of the more challenging areas of music theory. Wendy has truly connected with Isabella by tailoring her teaching methods to where she knows will keep Isabella’s interest. Her ability to use a range of tools (including iPhone apps), insight and a sense of humor to teach and instil her methods is truly impressive to watch. She also makes learning piano fun and interesting by allowing Isabella to choose some of her own pieces, and by using rewards to give her a sense of accomplishment. She even engages Isabella in timely challenges – from her first Piano Preparatory Exam (with a Final score of 100%) to the Christmas concert – to give her the skills and confidence needed with her instrument! Over the last year, she has also inspired and motivated Isabella to strive for new goals in her playing repertoire! Wendy has helped my daughter to appreciate the joy of piano playing, confidently understand music theory and, most importantly, enjoy music and love to go to lessons! Her piano playing is a welcome addition to our home and it is lovely to hear the progress she continues to make under Wendy’s instruction. Wendy is a gifted and enthusiastic teacher and I would highly recommend her as a piano teacher capable of helping your child develop a love for music, self-confidence and an understanding of the dedication and practice necessary to do well with their chosen instrument. – Sarah Riitano, Parent

    Association of Music Educators (AMUSE)
    International Society for Music Education (ISME)
    Victorian Music Teachers Association (VMTA)
    • Bachelor in Music Education
    • BMusEd
    • Diploma Associate Music Performance: MIMT

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