Bilingual Playgroups

Our bilingual playgroups are more informal meetings, run by member volunteers. If you are interested in attending, or setting up a new bilingual playgroup, please contact Nina Atieh at contactmum@mama.bm.

Filipino

Nanny Annabelle Lozada is in charge of the Filipino bilingual playgroup and is more than happy to assist any families new to the island. Please email bellandom@yahoo.com for more information.

Nanny Annabelle Lozada

French (Ages 0-3)

Christine Berwick runs the French baby playgroup. Join her in Devonshire for French songs on Thursday mornings. Contact her at christineberwick2015@gmail.com.

French (After School)

Elodie Ali runs the after school French playgroup on Fridays for older children. It moves from house to house every week. if you are interested in meeting up, please email elodieroussard(at)yahoo.fr.

German

Bettina Strobel is our MAMA German bilingual playgroup contact mum. Any German speaking families are more than welcome to contact Bettina for any information regarding German events on the island – it doesn’t matter if they are from Austria, Switzerland or Germany. If anyone is interested in a German playdate – we can try to get a group together and meet at the park or aquarium etc. For details email Bettina at: s.annouck@gmx.de.

Indian

The Indian Playgroup does not have a set time/place but Sheetal plans to have the group meet either Mondays or Fridays at a park, restaurant or perhaps having a potluck at one of the Playgroup’s member’s homes.

Sheetal has formed the Indian Playgroup to help Indian families with kids connect. She feels it is important for children to learn about their Indian culture and feels that the playgroup can help Indian kids stay close to their roots/traditions.

By celebrating the Indian festivals together it will help the children understand their significance.

She invites you all – whether from the North, South, East or West to come and be a part of helping our children understand the importance and richness of our culture and traditions.

For more information and details please e-mail sheetalbehal@gmail.com.

Japanese

The Japanese playgroup doesn’t have a set day/time, but usually meet on Friday after school. Venues include parks, playgrounds, members’ houses and sometimes at child-friendly restaurants for lunch. During school breaks, we tend to have a potluck type of gathering. At playgroups try to bring something “cultural” when there is a special holiday or event of Japan.

Currently, attended by children from 1-11 years old, including non-Japanese members who have studied Japanese or lived in Japan.

If you are interested, please e-mail hitomi_kiuchi@hotmail.com.

Korean

Moon Bae is our Korean bilingual playgroup contact mum. It is for Korean speaking kids to get connected and for any mom/dads who are interested in Korean food to share recipes.

For meeting time and information please email emoonjb@gmail.com.

Spanish

Virginia Sanchez is the Spanish Bilingual Playgroup contact mum. Please email virginias15@hotmail.com for more details.

Thai

The Thai playgroup is run by Sirilak Yodpanya of Siam Spa and it involves a lot of outdoor activities, healthy eating and demonstrations on soothing massage and relaxation techniques for our children.

If you are interested in joining the group, please e-mail siamspa.bda@gmail.com.

Vietnamese

Tracy would be happy to hear from anyone wanting to meet up; please email tracynguyen1@yahoo.com.