What is a Playgroup?

Our playgroups are informal sessions where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children, and babies meet in a relaxed environment.

Parents and caregivers set up and run the playgroups, with children choosing from a range of activities to meet their different needs. Activities at playgroup are either free or low cost.

Playgroups can be held anywhere that is safe for children: such as in community and neighbourhood centres, health clinics, women's centres, kindergartens, church halls – even someone's own home.

Find a Playgroup


Smalltalk in Supported Playgroups

Why Take Part? 

  • Meet other parents and carers.
  • Give your child a chance to enjoy playing with other children.
  • Learn strategies to help your child's learning and development.

There is no cost involved.

Supported groups with smalltalk and parenting strategies are delivered by a trained facilitator and aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Children have improved learning, development and wellbeing outcomes through improved parent-child interaction in the early home learning environment.
  • Parents develop their parenting skills and confidence to support their children’s learning and development.
  • Families are supported to transition into other community supports such as community playgroups or to more intensive early childhood or specialist services.

Learn more about Smalltalk's evidence-based parenting strategies that you can use to enhance your home learning environment. 

Eligibility Criteria Applies 

You can contact a Playgroup Support Officer to find out more:

What is a Facilitated Playgroup?

Facilitated Playgroups are a great opportunity for parents and children who may not normally access a playgroup. Here you can:

  • Discover a supportive environment
  • Increase skills and confidence
  • Develop valuable support networks.

Facilitated Playgroups empower families, supporting your child’s development through participation in a variety of play, experiences and activities.

These playgroups are led by a trained facilitator.

For more information about playgroups please contact 9249 4237 or