What makes a suitable Playgroup venue?

Playgroups meet in many different types of venues, including community centres, church halls, member’s homes, schools, parks, etc. In order to pick a suitable venue for your group, consider the points below. While the venue you choose may not have all of these attributes, those marked with an * would be a must.

  • *Is it large enough for your group?
  • *Is it safe? (Note that there are no accreditation requirements to be met, but there should be no unsafe issues such as dangling wires/cords, exposed power points, breakables within reach of small children, etc. Kidsafe ACT provides a great home safety checklist that might be useful.)
  • *Are the hire fees reasonable?
  • *Does it have storage for toys, etc?
  • Are there morning/afternoon tea making facilities?
  • *Is there an appropriate toilet?
  • Is there a baby change table?
  • Does it have any furniture – lounge, tables and chairs (including child sized tables and chairs)?
  • *Is there easy access to the building (that doesn’t make it too easy for children to “escape” either!)?
  • Is there parking or public transport nearby?
  • Does it have an enclosed outside area?

If you find a venue but you are not sure about its suitability, please contact us and speak to one of our Development and Support Workers for assistance.