Playgroups and how to join one
Throughout Moreland, there are a number of playgroups which provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to meet new people, gain support and exchange parenting ideas. The playgroups give babies, toddlers and preschoolers the chance to socialise as they play and learn together.
In Moreland, our playgroups are all about fun and friendship.
Want to join a playgroup?
Starting a playgroup
To start your own playgroup, all you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet.
There are many local venues that could be a great spot for a playgroup, including:
- neighbourhood houses
- community centres
- other local community groups that have space for you to use.
For a small fee per family per year, membership to Playgroup Victoria entitles your playgroup to public and personal liability insurance and a range of other support services. Multicultural resources are also available.
We offer a number of supported playgroup sessions that are led by experienced and trained facilitators. These sessions are free to attend and will help parents improve their child's learning and development and also build parent confidence.
We also offer SmallTalk, which is a program that runs as part of our supported playgroups. SmallTalk gives parents and carers tips and ideas on how to help their child with learning and development at home. Each week SmallTalk covers a different topic.
Are you eligible for a supported playgroup session?
To attend a free supported playgroup session, your family must:
- hold a Health Care Card (from Centrelink) or equivalent visa or
- identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander, or
- be referred from Child FIRST, Child Protection or Enhanced Maternal Child Health.
If you are interested in Supported Playgroup contact our Playgroup Team by phone 9240 2455.