Playgroups

Playgroup Victoria provides support to playgroups via membership - www.playgroup.org.au

Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their parents or carers. At playgroup you get the opportunity to meet other people going through similar experiences, ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children, find out about local community, health and support services.

What is Playgroup?

Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their parents or carers.
Playgroups are low cost and run by the parents or carers in them. Each parent or carer is responsible for the children they bring to playgroup.

At playgroup you get to meet other people going through similar experiences, ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children and find out about local community, health and support services.

Parents are the child’s first and most enduring educators. It is through your child’s relationship with you that they learn and grow and it is PLAYGROUP which brings you and your child together in a learning environment in the first three years of your child’s life. You can attend playgroup until your child goes to school and many parents participate in playgroup and use kindergarten and childcare at the same time. Playgroup remains the only place where you and your child meet with other families in your local community to learn through play and this is why families continue to participate.

At playgroup children can:

  • make new friends
  • have new experiences
  • gain self confidence
  • develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually
  • develop their skills of cooperation
  • develop verbal and non verbal communication skills through contact with other children and adults
  • extend their experience of literacy in a social environment.

Playgroup Victoria provides support to playgroups via membership – you can find out more information on their website -  www.playgroup.org.au.

Amy Marnica, the Playgroup Victoria Playgroup Development Consultant can help you to:

  • promote your playgroup
  • establish new community playgroups
  • find existing playgroups
  • connect playgroup families to early childhood information, resources and universal services

Give Amy a call on 0456 869 515 or email on amy@playgroup.org.au to find out more about playgroups in Hepburn Shire.