Playgroups

 Words "Let's Play" with photo on the left of toddler on their tummy  on a playmat and on the right a toddler and parent music class

About Playgroups

Playgroups are for babies, toddlers and preschool children and their parents, grandparents or carers. Playgroups are informal and low cost. They meet regularly, usually for 2 hours, once per week. They are a great way for you to meet other families in your community who have children aged between birth and 5 years

Why take part? 

  • To meet other parents and carers; and
  • To let your child play with other children
     
Smalltalk supported playgroups
About Smalltalk Playgroups

We operate 16 Smalltalk Supported Playgroup sessions a week during school terms for eligible families with children from birth to 5 years.

These programs are offered in English, Vietnamese or Burmese

  • Learn some great tips to enhance your child's early learning
  • Find out about early childhood programs available in your area
  • Meet and connect with other parents
  • Discover play experiences for children

Smalltalk Supported Playgroups are funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing and delivered by Council. The program provides parents with strategies to enhance their child's home learning environment at no charge to families.

Some parents are also eligible for In-Home Support which involves a qualified facilitator visiting a family in their own home. Parents participating in In-Home Support may also attend a Smalltalk Supported Playgroup.

During these home-based sessions, parents see practical examples of the Smalltalk strategies and can practice ideas with a qualified facilitator.

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

Where and when

Weekly Smalltalk Supported Playgroups are held across Brimbank in various locations including:

Albanvale Playgroup House

Address:  44 Diamond Ave, Albanvale

Sessions:

  • Thursdays and Fridays at 10am (English)
  • Tuesdays at 10am (Vietnamese)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am (Burmese)

Deer Park Playgroup Centre

Address: Cnr Station Rd & Irvine St, Deer Park

Sessions:

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am (English)

St Albans Biggs Street Meeting Room

Address: 76-78 Biggs Street, St Albans

Sessions:

  • Fridays at 10am and 1pm (English)

Sunshine Playgroup Centre

Address: 34 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

Sessions:

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am (English)
  • Thursdays at 1pm (English)
  • Thursdays at 10am (Burmese)
  • Fridays at 10am (Vietnamese)

West Sunshine Community Centre

Address: 25 Kermeen St, Sunshine West

Sessions:

  • Fridays at 10am and 1pm (Vietnamese)
Join a Smalltalk Playgroup

Who can apply?

Smalltalk Supported Playgroups are available to:

  • Families with a Health Care Card or equivalent, including bridging visa’s
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and children in kinship care arrangements

There is no charge for these sessions. 

Register your interest

Complete the online form and a Parent Support Facilitator will contact you.

Please fill in and submit Supported Playgroup Enquiry Form

Questions 

Call Brimbank's Playgroup Team: 9249 4825

Email smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Find a playgroup in Brimbank
Ardeer
Community Playgroup - Facilitated - No Charge

YouthNow Playgroup

Ardeer Primary School
84-114 Suspension Street, Ardeer

Contact: colleen@youthnow.com.au

Sessions:   Mondays 9.30am

Albion
Community Playgroups - Unfacilitated- No Charge

Parents & Play Group

Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House
61a Selwyn Street, Albion

Contact: coordinator@kcnh.org.au

Sessions:   Mondays 10am

Albanvale
SmallTalk - Supported Program - No charge

Smalltalk Albanvale

Albanvale Playgroup House
44 Diamond Avenue, Albanvale

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Thursdays 10am    or     Fridays 10am

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.


SmallTalk - Burmese - No charge

Smalltalk Albanvale - Burmese

Albanvale Playgroup House
44 Diamond Avenue, Albanvale

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Mondays 10am    or     Wednesdays 10am

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.


SmallTalk - Vietnamese - No charge

Smalltalk Albanvale - Vietnamese

Albanvale Playgroup House
44 Diamond Avenue, Albanvale

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Tuesdays 10am

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.

 

Deer Park
SmallTalk - Supported Program - No charge

Smalltalk Deer Park

Deer Park Playgroup Centre
Cnr Station Road & Irvine Street, Deer Park

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am

See the section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.

SmallTalk - Vietnamese - No charge

My Time  Playgroup - Vietnamese

Sassella Park Playgroup Centre
119 Station Road, Deer Park

Contact: Extended Families - phone: 9355 8848

More infowww.extendedfamilies.org.au/contact-us

Sessions:   Mondays 10am

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Community Playgroups - Family-led - No charge

Sassella Park Holistic Playgroup

Sassella Park Playgroup Centre
119 Station Road, Deer Park

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:    Wednesdays 10am

 

Community Playgroups - Family-led - No charge

Sassella Park Baby Playgroup 

Sassella Park Playgroup Centre
119 Station Road, Deer Park

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Thursdays 10am

 

Filipino - Family-led - No charge

Sassella Park Filipino Playgroup 

Sassella Park Playgroup Centre
119 Station Road, Deer Park

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Tuesdays 10am

 

Community Playgroups - Family-led - No charge

Sassella Park Baby Playgroup for Vietnamese Families

Sassella Park Playgroup Centre
119 Station Road, Deer Park

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Fridays 10am

 

Community Playgroup - Facilitated - No Charge

Under 5s in the Hive

Deer Park North Primary
18 – 36 Mawson St, Deer Park

Contact: School Reception - phone: 9363 4600

Sessions:   Wednesdays 9.30am

 

Vietnamese - Facilitated - No charge

AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup

Deer Park North Primary
18 – 36 Mawson St, Deer Park

Contact: info@avwa.org.au 
  (Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association)

Sessions:   Tuesdays 10am

 

Burmese Facilitated No Charge

VICSEG Burmese Playgroup 

Deer Park North Primary
18 – 36 Mawson St, Deer Park

Contact: School Reception - phone: 9363 4600

Sessions:   Fridays 10am

 
Delahey
Vietnamese - Facilitated - No charge

AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup

Delahey Community Centre
80 Copperfield Drive, Delahey

Contact: info@avwa.org.au 
  (Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association)

Sessions:   Thursdays 10am

Keilor Downs
Community Playgroups - Family-led - No charge

Keilor Downs Playgroup 

Keilor Downs Playgroup Centre
3 Packard St,  Keilor Downs

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am

 

Burmese Facilitated No Charge

Punjabi Playgroup 

Keilor Downs Playgroup Centre
3 Packard St,  Keilor Downs

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Wednesdays 10am

Keilor
Community Playgroups - Family-led - No charge

Keilor Park Baby Playgroups 

Keilor Park Playgroup Centre
Cnr Spence St & Thea Crt, Keilor Park

Contact: playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions: Tuesdays 10am,  Thursdays 10am  &  Friday 1pm

St Albans
SmallTalk - Supported Program - No charge

Smalltalk St Albans

Biggs St Meeting Room
76 -78 Biggs St, St Albans

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Fridays 10am & 1pm

See the section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.

Young Parents- Facilitated - No charge

Building Blocks Young Parents Playgroup

(For mums  and dads aged 15-25 years)

Westvale Community Centre,
45 Kings Road, Kings Park

Contactstalbans@goodshepherd.org.au

Sessions:   Tuesdays 10.30am

 

Vietnamese - Facilitated - No charge

AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup

St Albans Heights Primary
Norwich St, St Albans

Contact: info@avwa.org.au 
  (Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association)

Sessions:   Mondays 10am

 

Community Playgroup - Facilitated - No Charge

Multicultural Playgroup 

St Albans Heights Primary
Norwich St, St Albans

Contact: School Reception  - phone: 8311 7100

Sessions:   Fridays 10am

 

Vietnamese - Facilitated - No charge

AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup

St Albans Meadows Primary
2 Laurel St, St Albans

Contact: info@avwa.org.au 
  (Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association)

Sessions:   Mondays 10am

 

Community Playgroup - Facilitated - No Charge

Stevensville Primary School Playgroup

Stevensville Primary School
52 Kings Road, St Albans

Contact: School Reception - phone: 9366 1381

Sessions:   Tuesdays 10am

 

Activity Group - Facilitated - Fees Apply

Westvale Community Centre Playgroups

Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Rd, St Albans

Contact: Phone: 9249 4665; Email: westvale@brimbank.vic.gov.au  

Sessions:   Thursdays 10am

Fees:  $50 (10 sessions)

 

Korrie Kids - Facilitated - No charge

Koorie Kids Playgroups

Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Rd, St Albans

Contact: phone - 9742 8300

Sessions:   Mondays 10am

 

Vietnamese - Facilitated - No charge

AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup

Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Rd, St Albans

Contact: info@avwa.org.au 
  (Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association)

Sessions:   Fridays 10am

Sunshine
Vietnamese - Facilitated - No charge

AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup

Duke St Community House
27 Duke St, Sunshine

Contact: info@avwa.org.au 
  (Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association)

Sessions:   Mondays 10am

 

SmallTalk - Supported Program - No charge

Smalltalk Sunshine

Sunshine Playgroup Centre
34 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Tuesdays 10am, Wednesday 10am & Thursdays 1pm

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.

SmallTalk - Burmese - No charge

Smalltalk Sunshine - Burmese

Sunshine Playgroup Centre
34 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Thursdays 10am

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.


SmallTalk - Vietnamese - No charge

Smalltalk Sunshine - Vietnamese

Sunshine Playgroup Centre
34 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Fridays 10am

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.


Burmese Facilitated No Charge

VICSEG Burmese Par Mawi Playgroup

Sunshine Salvation Army
42 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

Contact:   nnguyen@vicsegnewfutures.org.au

Sessions:  Wednesdays 12pm

Sunshine West
SmallTalk - Supported Program - No charge

Smalltalk Sunshine West

West Sunshine Community Centre
25 Kermeen St, Sunshine West

Contact: smalltalk@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:  Friday 10am & 1pm 

See section above for more information on Brimbank's Smalltalk Program.


Activity Group - Facilitated - Fees Apply

Family Activity Groups

West Sunshine Community Centre
25 Kermeen St, Sunshine West

Contact: Phone - 9249 4555

Sessions:   Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am

Fees:  $50 (10 sessions)

 

Tamil - Facilitated - No charge

VICSEG Tamil Playgroup

Sunshine Heights  Playgroup Centre
105 Glengala Rd, Sunshine West

Contact: nnguyen@vicsegnewfutures.org.au

Sessions:   Wednesdays 10am

 

Community Playgroups Family Led No charge

Baby Playgroup Sunshine West

Sunshine Heights Playgroup Centre
105 Glengala Rd, Sunshine West

Contact:  playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:  Thursdays 10am

 

Japanese Family Led No Charge

Japanese Playgroup Sunshine West

Sunshine Heights Playgroup Centre
105 Glengala Rd, Sunshine West

Contact:  playgroups@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:  Fridays 10am

Sydenham
Activity Group - Facilitated - Fees Apply

Sydenham Weekend Family Activity Group

For families with children aged 0-5 years

Sydenham Children’s Hub
7 Community Hub, Sydenham

Contact: sydnh@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Saturdays 10am

Fees:  $24.50 for 7 sessions

 

Activity Group - Facilitated - Fees Apply

Sydenham Activity Group

For families with children aged 0-5 years

Sydenham Children’s Hub
7 Community Hub, Sydenham

Contact: sydnh@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Sessions:   Wednesdays 10am

Fees:  $35 ($30 concession) for 9 sessions