Helena College welcomes all those with young children, whether they are an enrolled family, Old Helenian, or are from the wider community, to join our friendly and welcoming Gumnuts Playgroups.

Little Gumnuts for 0-4 year olds

Children and grownups meet up in our relaxed and fun Kindy room, for an informal session of play, socialising and learning together. Little Gumnuts is run by parents, with the support of Playgroup WA and our Kindy teacher.

Big Gumnuts for three year olds

Our Kindy teacher helps run this tailored program, which includes time for lunch, inside activities and free play in our Big Backyard. The program is designed around the way three year olds learn best – by exploring and inquiring, through free and guided play, and the development of positive relationships.  In Big Gumnuts, the children develop the skills and understandings that smooth their transition into Kindy.


There is no fee for the Little Gumnuts program. There is a once-off annual fee of $50 for the Big Gumnuts group to cover the cost of consumables. 

2023 Dates and Times

The playgroups take place on Wednesdays during Term time in the Early Learning Centre at the Darlington Campus. Parents and carers must stay with their child for the duration of the playgroup session. The first sessions for Term 1 commences on Wednesday 8 February. 

  • The Little Gumnuts group starts at 8.450am and concludes at 10.20am
  • The Big Gumnuts session runs from 12pm to 2.30pm. 

Contact Us

To find out more, email or complete the registration form below.