Playgroups

Playgroups

Playgroup is an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children, and babies meet in a relaxed environment.

No child is too young for playgroup. All children from 0–5 years of age, including babies, love new experiences.

Why take part? 

  • To meet other parents and carers;
  • To let your child play with other kids!

Playgroup activities help develop sensory, social, and communication skills.

Types of playgroups

  • Community Playgroups are set up and run by parents and caregivers.
  • Facilitated Playgroups are led by a trained facilitator. They’re set up and run by community agencies.
  • Supported playgroups are led by a trained facilitator. The Victorian Department of Education and Training funds these. They give Smalltalk parenting strategies to eligible families.

Find a Playgroup

For further information contact Community Playgroups on 9249 4237 or email playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au.

Smalltalk Supported Playgroups

Smalltalk is part of a ten-week playgroup program. It’s for parents with children aged from birth to four years.

The program’s aim is to improve your child’s learning, development and well-being.

You get access to a free playgroup run by trained professionals. They’ll give you ways to help your child learn and develop.

This includes:

  • Improving interactions with your child in stimulating environments;
  • Improving your parenting skills and confidence; and
  • Supporting families to transition into other community supports.

Learn more about Smalltalk's parenting strategies that you can use to enhance your child’s learning at home. 

Could this benefit you and your child? Please contact Supported Playgroups on 9249 4825 or playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au.