Playgroups generally meet for a couple of hours per week and are usually
attended by families from the local community. Most ACT Playgroups’
registered playgroups are parent led community playgroups.

Community playgroups all run a little differently depending on the group dynamic. Most groups meet in a community space or venue, such as a Community Centre, school hall or aged care facility. All group members assist in the running of the Playgroup, organising activities, story time, singing etc, and with the set up and pack up, as well as the cleaning at the end of each session.

Some Playgroups are very structured with a set routine each week, while others are unstructured and take the lead of the children, and other Playgroups still fall somewhere in between!

Benefits of adults attending Playgroup:

  • A space where families can create local friends and social networks
  • A place where parents and caregivers can support each other through sharing ideas, parenting experiences, concerns, and information
  • Build family capacity through peer support
  • A place where families can build long-term friendships as their children grow and transition to school
  • An affordable and regular opportunities for families to enjoy a shared outing

To find a Playgroup near you so you and your children can join in the fun,
click here.


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