Zion Mother’s Group (MOPS or Mothers of Pre-Schoolers’) began in 2009 as a friendship and support group for mothers of newborns to pre-schoolers, part of Zion Lutheran Church in Gawler, South Australia.

We encourage a caring, nurturing, supportive and fun environment for our mums from both with in our church family and from our wider community of Gawler and surrounding areas.

All Mums with pre-school children are welcome!

Mothers of Pre-School Children

Me-Time for Mums


We provide a crèche for the children the Moppets1which is supported by our ChildSafe accredited carers.

This allows our mum’s to have 2 hours of kid-free time-out and a chance to chat, have a coffee and be creative which otherwise might not be possible.

During our fortnightly gatherings we encourage discussion on topics that affect our day to day lives all with the purpose of providing ideas, encouragement and inspiration to mums of all ages and circumstances.

At most sesions we will undertake a creative activity which often ties in with the theme of the day.  On occasion we will invite a guest speaker to chat about their expertise and experiences.

There is always something fun to do and generally lots of yummy food to share.

 Come along ?  We’d love to get to know you.

Zion Mums

“Us mum’s gota stick together and help each other out”…well that’s what we think!

MOPS meets fortnightly during term time.

What to Expect

Our children are looked after and provided with fun activities by our wonderful carers so mums can enjoy 2 hours of time-out.

There is a small session fee of $5 for the mums (children are free) to help cover costs of catering and creative activities. (Your first visit is free) We require mums to sign in each week as part of our duty of care and ChildSafe accreditation.

Upon your first visit for the year you will be required to fill in a form for each child you bring along.  On this form we gather standard safety information so we can ensure your child’s needs are properly served while in our care.  A new form needs to be completed each year.  All information is kept private and in a secure location.  If you or your child has any special needs please ensure that you communicate this with our team.

Please bring along a snack and/or lunch and drink for your child, together with weather appropriate clothing.  We have a small, fenced out-door area for the children to play so a hat in summer is necessary.

Do not bring any foods that may contain nuts.

Each time you attend you will be required to sign your child in and then sign them out when you leave.

We begin each week at 9:15am for a 9:30am start.
Children need to be collected by 11:30am.

Our mum’s meet at the Zion Lutheran Church Hall at 22b Cowan Street in Gawler and the children are looked after across the car park in the building that houses our church office.  You should notice the fenced play area on the left as you drive into the carpark.

Please note
that Zion Pre-School is also located in our church grounds, but don’t get confused this is not where your children will be looked after during our mother’s group.

If you are new just come along to the hall and we will show you where to take your child(ren) if you haven’t worked it out yourself.

We are a group run by mums for mums so we understand!

Being stuck at home with a newborn or pre-schooler can be a lonely time for some mums, we offer a little bit hope each fortnight.  A place for mums to have some adult conversation, express their creative side and to make new friends.
We welcome mums from all around our community to come along and enjoy.

MOPS Calender 2014

To find out more about our MOPS group please contact our church office

Official MOPS Australia website

Come for a Chat & Cuppa

In the hall after each worship.

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