Play School (Australian TV series)

Play School is an Australian educational television show for children produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is the longest-running children's show in Australia, and the second-longest-running children's show worldwide after British series Blue Peter.[2]

Play School
Play School logo (2011-present).png
Play School logo (since 2011)
GenreChildren's television
Created byJoy Whitby
Written byHenrietta Clark
Presented bySee Presenters
Theme music composerRichard Connolly (lyrics by Rosemary Milne)
Opening theme"There's a Bear in There"
Ending theme"There's a Bear in There" (instrumental)
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons49
No. of episodes4,516 (approx.)[1]
Executive producersClaire Henderson
Henrietta Clark
John Fox
Virginia Lumsden
Jan Stradling
Allan Kendall
ProducersAllan Kendall
Henrietta Clark
Ros Lawson
John Fox
Tracey Ellison
Wendy Gray
Sophie Emtage
Sarah Dabro
Bryson Hall
Natalie Martin
Production locationAustralian Broadcasting Corporation Studios
Running time25–30 minutes
Production companyAustralian Broadcasting Corporation (1966–present)
Original networkABC-TV
(Mornings: 18 July 1966 – 29 April 2011)
(Afternoons: 1967 – 31 January 2014)

(Mornings: 2005–2011)
(Afternoons: 2005–2011)

ABC Kids
(Early Mornings: 5 May 2014–29 June 2018)
(Mornings: 2 May 2011–present)
(Afternoons: 2 May 2011–present)
Picture formatPAL (1966–2011)
1080i HDTV (2011-present)
Audio formatMono (1966-1992) Stereo (1992-)
Original release18 July 1966 (1966-07-18) –
External links
Production website

An estimated 80% of pre-school children under six watch the programme at least once a week.[3] It is screened three times each weekday on ABC Kids, at 9 am, 11:30 am and 3:30 pm (from 7 July 2014) and twice daily each weekend at 9 am and 3:30 pm.

Play School was admitted to the Logies' Hall of Fame in 2006 the programs 40th anniversary year, it has the distinction of being one of only five Australian Television Programs to be inducted.


Australian musician Don Spencer is a noted presence, having not only been a presenter for some 28 years, but released several related tie-in records, and also has the distinction of being alongside Diana Dorgan, the only presenter to appear on both the Australian and British versions. Although Lorraine Bayly, briefly appeared on the British version in 1972 as a storyteller

Play School has had a myriad of presenters, however several remained (or remain) with the series for a long period, Australian actress Benita Collings (30 years) and British-Australian actor John Hamblin (29 years), are the longest-serving in the series history.

Play School' longterm hosts have also included: Alister Smart (25 years), Noni Hazlehurst (23 years), Andrew McFarlane, Simon Burke (20 years), Karen Pang (22 years) and Justine Clarke (21 years).[4]

While the show is written by preschool education experts, the presenters are all well known trained actors or musicians who can connect well with the target audience.


Long-time host Don Spencer
Current presenter Justine Clarke

Play School premiered on 18 July 1966, and was based on a British programme of the same name. The British version of Play School started in 1964 and ended in 1988, the show's format was sold to Australia. The first episode began transmitting that day, as the programme was originally transmitted live. It has been produced continuously from this time. It has also launched the careers of several Australian actors and television presenters. It was admitted to the Logies' Hall of Fame on its 40th anniversary in 2006, in recognition of the strong influence the show has had on at least three generations of Australian children.

Play School was the third show to enter the Hall of Fame in its own right, after Four Corners (1992) and Neighbours (2005). It was also the first children's show inducted into the Hall of Fame.[5]

During the presentation of the Logie Awards, a package showing memorable scenes from the show throughout its history was shown, before notable presenters (from past and present) came onto the stage with some of the favourite toys from the show. After these presenters accepted the award, the audience then joined them for a stirring rendition of the Play School theme.

In 1992, a through-the-windows segment featured an early performance by the Australian children's musical group The Wiggles, performing the songs "Get Ready to Wiggle" and "Rock-a-Bye Your Bear" at a day care centre.[6]

On Monday 4 July 2011, Play School updated its opening titles using a combination of stop motion and computer animation with a new arrangement of the theme song sung by presenters Jay Laga'aia and Justine Clarke.[7]

In 2016, Play School celebrated 50 years on the air and had a month of celebrations.[8]

50th Anniversary Play School Celebrity CoversEdit

To mark this special occasion, from 4 July the program presented a series called Play School Celebrity Covers.[9]

Date Time Celebrity Title
4 July 8 am Benita Collings & Don Spencer "Teddy Bears' Picnic"
5 pm Missy Higgins "Three Little Fishies"
5 July 8 am Carrie Bickmore Family Forest
5 pm Guy Sebastian "Singing in the Rain"
6 July 8 am Dan Sultan "The Wheels on the Bus"
5 pm Bernard Fanning "Morningtown Ride"
7 July 8 am Delta Goodrem "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
"Moon, Moon"
5 pm Emma Watkins "There's a Bear in There"
8 July 8 am John Hamblin "I'm a Little Teapot"
5 pm Kurt Fearnley & Rachael Coopes "Going on a Bear Hunt"
9 July 8 am Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales "Singing in the Kitchen"
5 pm Kate Ceberano & daughter Gypsy "I Like Peace, I Like Quiet"
10 July 8 am Costa Georgiadis "Worm at the Bottom of My Garden"
"Wiggly Woo"
5 pm Caitlin Cooper, Ellie Carpenter and Michelle Heyman "If You're Happy and You Know It"
11 July 8 am Dami Im "Over the Rainbow"
5 pm Adam Goodes "Counting Aussie Animals in My Backyard"
12 July 8 am You Am I "One Potato, Two Potato"
5 pm Katie Noonan "I Can Sing a Rainbow"
13 July 8 am Tim Minchin "The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek"
5 pm Benita Collings & Don Spencer "Little Peter Rabbit"
14 July 8 am Magda Szubanski "Old Mother Hubbard"
5 pm Tim Omaji "Rhythm"
15 July 8 am Molly Meldrum & Charlie Pickering "Nursery Rhyme News"
5 pm Josh Thomas "On the Ning Nang Nong"
16 July 8 am Lee Lin Chin & Takaya Honda "The Emperor's New Clothes"
5 pm Architecture in Helsinki "Big Bass Drum"
17 July 8 am Jeremy Fernandez "Five Cheeky Monkeys"
5 pm Kate Miller-Heidke "The Owl and the Pussycat"
18 July 8 am The Umbilical Brothers "Fairytale Mash-up"
5 pm John Hamblin "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
19 July 8 am Hamish & Andy "There's a Hole in My Bucket"

On 18 July at 6:30 pm ABC also broadcast a special 50th Anniversary Play School Celebrity Covers Special that featured Hamish & Andy singing "There's a Hole in My Bucket"; John Hamblin, "I'm a Little Teapot"; Dan Sultan, "The Wheels on the Bus"; Molly Meldrum and Charlie Pickering, "Nursery Rhyme News"; Delta Goodrem, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" & "Moon Moon"; Benita Collings & Don Spencer, "Teddy Bears Picnic"; Josh Thomas, "Ning Nang Nong"; Annabell Crabb and Leigh Sales, "Singing in the Kitchen"; Guy Sebastian, "Singing in the Rain"; Magda Szubanski, "Old Mother Hubbard"; and You Am I, "One Potato, Two Potato". In 2020, all of the existing Celebrity Covers episodes were rebranded as part of a new spin-off series Play School Show Time, which features new celebrities singing covers of songs from the series.

On 8 July 2019, Aboriginal presenters Luke Carroll, Miranda Tapsell and Hunter Page-Lochard hosted a special episode featuring an Acknowledgement of Country, celebrating Australia's first people, sharing knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and highlighting the importance of caring for Country together. A new doll, "Kiya", was introduced to the program.[10] Matthew Doyle played a digeridoo.[11]

There were also some spin-offs which shows the toys going on big adventures with one of the presenters along with Story Time, Art Time, Nursery Rhyme News Time, Art Crew, Song Time and Science Time.


The format of the show is activities, songs and games with either host passing back to each other at the end of their segment, and frequently joining each other in activities. Each day the presenters look at the calendar to find out which day of the week it is, read a story, and look through the windows. From 1976 to 2000, they had a clock shaped like a rocket, and from 1966 to 2000, a clock shaped like a flower. Until 2000, the windows looked almost exactly like their British counterparts with a few slight differences. They changed the background behind the windows from black to white at the end of 1967 and they then changed it to light blue in 1985. In 1987 Play School had a mild makeover for its 21st anniversary on air; there was a mild cosmetic revamp to the set, with a new set of opening and closing titles with a new version of the theme song sung by presenters, Philip Quast and Jennifer Ludlam. The windows also changed to look like to ones used on the British version of the show, but this change was not well received and the windows reverted to their old style by 1988, which remained until the major 2000 revamp.

Flower clock

In 1992 there was a set revamp with new shelving and coloured tree shapes in the background; this change was done about midway through the 1992 production season, with earlier 1992 episodes retaining the older 1980s set.

Every week there is a common theme running through the programme that the actors reflect upon during the episode; themes include Dinosaurs, Opposites, Zoo Animals, Food, Clothes, Games, Art, Hair, Hats, Shapes, Road Safety and vehicles. Each theme (or block of five episodes) were repeated twice a year on average for a period of six to seven years, before it was recycled and reused in new episodes. As funding was limited, only 45 new episodes were made each year, which means that nine weekly blocks shown each year were new episodes, the rest repeats.

In 2000, the show had a massive revamp, with the rocket and flower clocks and the three windows put in storage[a] in favour of a newer-style Play School. The main clock was now simply called the Play School Clock, which was controlled by one of the presenters standing at the top of the clock and turning a winding device, which caused the clue to the story to slide down a slippery dip. That was soon replaced by the Hickory Dickory Clock which featured clockwork resembling the "Hickory Dickory" nursery rhyme. That was soon replaced by the Train Clock which resembles a train station with a clock above it. The windows were also heavily changed. They were now built into a massive rotating prop which was built underneath the clock (shown one week) and 'controlled' by one of the presenters pulling a lever back and forwards. The windows (now including a diamond window) would spin around and would slowly be eliminated as the window they would look through until they got to the fourth window and the camera would slowly zoom in and fade out into the fill. The order in which they appear is Square~Diamond~Round~Arched~Square. That was soon replaced by windows with animation where Jemima stands next to the round window, Little Ted stands next to the square window, Big Ted stands next to the diamond window and Humpty stands next to the arched window and the window chosen goes through to pre-recorded footage.



The program has historically had a musical director, who served as a pianist who played live music to accompany the presenters on each episode. Occasionally the pianist would make an on-camera appearance, one of the more well known being the late Warren Carr, who served as musical director for over 20 years. The pianists who have worked on Play School over the years are:

  • Bill Antman (1966–1972)
  • Judy Bailey (1970s–1990)
  • Penny Biggins (1991–1994)
  • Warren Carr (1972–1993)
  • Peter J Casey (1996–2004)
  • Ron Creager (1998)
  • Peter Dasent (2000–current)
  • Rob Eastwood (2000) – after revamp
  • Max Lambert (1991–1999, 2004)
  • Paul McDermott (1991–1994)
  • Brian Castles Onion (2003–2004)
  • Lindsay Partridge (1994)
  • Elliott Wilshier (1994–1999)
  • Franky Valentyn (2000s)
  • Stuart Hunter (2014–current)

Theme SongEdit

The Play School theme song, "There's a Bear in There", was composed by Australian composer Richard Connolly, with lyrics by Rosemary Milne.

"There's a bear in there,
and a chair as well.
There are people with games,
and stories to tell.
Open wide, come inside;
it's Play School."

in 2016, the song was remixed by Andre Butterworth aka Copycatt as the winner of the Triple J Play School remix competition which, along with two other remixes by KLP and Jondrette Den respectively, appeared on the Play School album Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School.[15]

In 2017 "There's a Bear in There" was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.[16]


  • Hey Diddle Diddle (1976)
  • Hickory Dickory (1978)
  • Humpty Dumpty (1981)
  • Wiggerly Woo (1984)
  • There's a Bear in There (1987)
  • ...It's Play School (1991)
  • The Best of Play School (1993)
  • Oomba Baroomba (1994)
  • Play School Favourites (1996)
  • In The Car (1997)
  • Hullabaloo (1999)
  • Favourite Play School Nursery Rhymes (2002)
  • Hip Hip Hooray (2002)
  • Sing-a-Long Songs (2004)
  • Let's Play Together (2011)
  • Come and Play 45th Anniversary (2011)
  • Big Ted, Prince of Bears (2014)
  • Favourite Things Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School (2014)
  • Play School: Jemima's Big Adventure (2015)
  • Once Upon a Time (2015)
  • Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School (2016)
  • Play School: 50 Best Songs (2016)

Awards and nominationsEdit

AACTA AwardsEdit

Year Nominated artist and works Award Result Lost to
2016 Play School Best Children's Television Series Nominated Beat Bugs

TV Week Logie AwardsEdit

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to
1992 Play School Most Popular Children's Program Nominated Agro's Cartoon Connection
1993 Nominated
1996 Nominated
1998 Most Outstanding Achievement in Children's Television Won N/A
2000 Most Outstanding Children's Program Nominated Hi-5
2004 Most Outstanding Children's Preschool Program Nominated
2006 Hall of Fame Inducted N/A
2014 Most Outstanding Children's Program Nominated Nowhere Boys

ARIA Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to
1995 Oomba Baroomba Best Children's Album Nominated The WigglesBig Red Car
1997 In the Car Won N/A
2000 Hullabaloo Nominated Hi-5Jump and Jive with Hi-5
2003 Hip Hip Hooray Nominated Hi-5Celebrate
2011 Let's Play Together Nominated The WigglesUkulele Baby!
2015 Favourite Things – Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School Nominated Sam MoranPlay Along with Sam: BOO!
2016 Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School Nominated The WigglesWiggle Town!

AIMIA AwardsEdit

Year Nominated artist and works Award Result Lost to
2014 ABC4Kids Play School Play Time Best of Tablet – Entertainment[17] Won N/A


  • Big Ted (teddy bear) (1966–present)
  • Little Ted (teddy bear) (1966–present)
  • Hamble (plastic doll) (1966–1993)
  • Jemima (rag doll) (1966–present)
  • Humpty (white egg-shaped toy with eyes, nose and mouth, which resembles Humpty Dumpty) (1966–present)
  • Slush (toy pig) (1970s–present)
  • Maurice (teddy bear) (1987–present)
  • Meeka (plastic doll of possibly mixed Asian descent) (1993–present)
  • Dan (plastic doll of Australian Aboriginal descent) (2010s)
  • Jim (plastic doll of Australian Aboriginal descent) (1985-2000s)
  • Scrap (toy dog) (70s or 80s–present)
  • Diddle (toy cat) (1966–present)
  • Fergus (toy frog) (1994–present)
  • Sam the Lamb (toy lamb) (1980s or '90s–present)
  • Banana (banana-shaped toy wearing pyjamas, see also Bananas in Pyjamas) (1976–2010)
  • Daisy (toy cow) ('80s or '90s–present)
  • Henny Penny (toy hen) ('80s or '90s–present)
  • Goosy Lucy (toy goose) ('80s or '90s)
  • Kim (plastic doll and Lisa's twin brother which both of them are of Korean descent) ('80s or '90s–present)
  • Lisa (plastic doll and Kim's twin sister which both of them are of Korean descent) (80s or '90s–present)
  • Darcy (toy donkey) ('90s or 2000s–present)
  • Henry and Henrietta (toy mice)
  • Troy And Tony (twin teddy bears) ('90s or 2000s)
  • Owl (toy owl) ('90s to 2000s–present)
  • Tippy (toy duck) (2011–present)
  • Mukundan Jr (toy lion) (2000s or 2010s)
  • Fido (toy dog) (2000s to 2010s)
  • Joey (toy kangaroo) Designed by award-winning children's book illustrator Bruce Whatley and introduced in the 50th anniversary edition 'Come To The Party' tx 18/7/16 by presenter Miranda Tapsell.
  • Kiya (doll of Australian Aboriginal descent) in an Acknowledgement of Country special for NAIDOC week 2019[18][19]


From the inception of the programme, the producers of Play School have made efforts to promote equality, playful education, and a love of learning in its audience. Working on Play School has come to be considered an unusually demanding and important job for some actors, because they feel they are becoming part of a generation of children's lives and providing a foundation for learning things that will last for life.

Play School's stated philosophy is to encourage a child 'to wonder, to think, to feel and to imagine'. The duo (sometimes a trio when joined by hearing impaired actress Sofya Gollan) of presenters (now almost always a male-female pairing, but sometimes it is two females or two males) address the child directly and personally, so that every child watching the show feels that they are spending time with two people they know and can trust.

Into this relationship are woven the stories, songs, and activities that form the fabric of Australian children's culture.


On 31 May 2004, during a 'through the window' segment narrated by Brenna Harding,[20] includes the sentence "My Mums are taking me and my friend Merryn to an amusement park." The clip was raised as controversial by sections of the media, and three federal ministers expressed dislike over the screening of the clip. The ABC responded however, saying that "Play School aims to reflect the diversity of Australian children, embracing all manner of race, religions and family situations." The producers of the segment also said the segment showed the girl being accompanied by her birth mother and her step mother (hence "two mums") and they believed most people would automatically assume the same. What was shown was taken by the public to be two lesbians taking their child and her friend to an amusement park.

A 2013 segment showed Alex Papps constructing some kind of contraption which involved a straw inserted through the side of a plastic bottle, which was then filled with hot water, accidentally resembling a bong. This controversy arose again in 2015, when the segment was replayed.[21]

Logo historyEdit

Play School has had a number of openers and logos throughout its long history. Originating as simple animations with vocals from select presenters, the logos and their respective openers have evolved over the many years of the series. The most recent logo, introduced in 2011, features an opener made entirely of stop-motion animation with vocals by presenters Justine Clarke and Jay Laga'aia.


Presenter Duration
Jolene Anderson 2010–2012
Matthew Backer 2018–present
Kaeng Chan 2018–present
Justine Clarke 1999–present[22]
Rachael Coopes 2011–2022
Michelle Lim Davidson 2013–present
Teo Gebert 2004–2021[22]
Sofya Gollan 1991–present
Takaya Honda 2015–present
Jay Laga'aia 2000–2014[22]
Andrew McFarlane 2000–2021[22]
Rhys Muldoon 2000–2012[22]
Zindzi Okenyo 2013–present
Hunter Page-Lochard 2018–present
Emma Palmer 2011–present
Karen Pang 1998–present[22]
Alex Papps 2005–present[22]
Jonny Pasvolsky 2011–present[22]
Eddie Perfect 2015–present[22][23][24]
Kiruna Stamell 2018–present[25][26]
Miranda Tapsell 2016–present
Abi Tucker 2009–present[22]

[citation needed]

Presenter Tenure
Christine Anu 2004[22]
Lorraine Bayly 1966–1978 (original)[22]
Penny Bigginz Unknown
Richard Bradshaw 1970s–1996
Colin Buchanan 1992–1999[22]
Liz Burch 1988[22]
Simon Burke 1988–2007, 2013[22]
Glenn Butcher 1997–2000
Judy Cannon 1978
Sarah Chadwick 1991[22]
Liddy Clark 1984
Benita Collings 1969–1999[22]
Tyler Coppin 1982[22]
Ruth Cracknell 1960's
Lynette Curran 1981[22]
Diane Dorgan 1966–1969 (original)[22]
Essie Davis 2011–2012[22]
Mervyn Drake 1980
Peter Drake 1966[27]
Evan Dunstan 1966[27]
Merridy Eastman 1985–1989[22]
Kerry Francis 1966–1969
Barbara Frawley 1980–1992[22]
Colin Friels 1980[22]
Ros Gentle 1977
Trisha Goddard 1987–1998[22]
Georgie Goldstein 1992
Reg Gorman Unknown
Anne Haddy 1966–1969[22]
John Hamblin 1970–1999[22]
Noni Hazlehurst 1978–2001[22]
Robert Herne 1999–2002
Joy Hopwood 1995–1997
Elaine Hudson 1981
David James 1993–2000
Geoff Jenkins 1970s
Darlene Johnson 1968
Patsy King 1966
Janet 'Jan' Kingsbury 1969–1986
Carlton Lamb 1992–1993
Jennifer Ludlam 1984–1986
David McCubbin 1991–1995
Donald McDonald 1966–1969
Pauline McLeod 1990–2003
Deborah Mailman 1998–2001[22]
Bob Maza probably 1970s[22]
Rosemary Milne 1966–1969
Anna Maria Monticelli 1986–1988
Angela Moore 1994–2000[22]
Tara Morice 1989, 1993[22]
Lloyd Morris Unknown
Tom Oliver 1967[22]
Nicholas Opolski 1992–1994
Anna Outridge 1980–1983
Mark Owen-Taylor 2000
Jamie Oxenbould 1997[22]
Georgie Parker 2006–2012[22]
Matt Passmore 2002–2011[22]
Nehama Patkin 1966[28]
Philip Quast 1981–1996[22]
Dasi Ruz 2001
Brooke Satchwell 2005–2010[22]
Jeremy Scrivener 1992–1994
Mary Ann Severne 1975
Hugh Sheridan 2009–2013[22]
Ken Shorter 1969
Annette Shun Wah (Unknown)[22]
Alister Smart -
George Spartels 1985–1999[22]
Don Spencer 1968–1999[22]
Ann Stroh 1966[27]
Peter Sumner 1974
Ling-Hsueh Tang 2002
Monica Trapaga 1990–1998[22]
James Valentine 1989, 1992[22]
Leah Vandenberg 2000–2014[22][29]
John Waters 1972–1990[22]
David Whitney 2000
David Yorston 1966

See alsoEdit


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