ACT Playgroups has been delivering early support programs in the Canberra area for over 10 years.
The program includes PlayConnect+ Playgroups and PALS Playgroups.
The Early Support Program is delivered by qualified staff with
support from local therapy-based Organisations.

There are changes coming to the Early Support Program for 2023. Our current session times and locations are as listed.

If you would like more information, please call us on toll free 1800 171 882

  • Tuesday – 10.00 am – 11.30 am at ACT Playgroups Cook, 41 Templeton Street, Cook
  • Wednesday – 10.00 am – 11.30 am at – Woden Library (Life Lab Room Upstairs), Corinna Street, Phillip
  • Friday – 10.00 am – 11.30 am at the Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre, 159 Anketell Street, Greenway

Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups are for children and their families with additional needs or chronic illness. Children in our PlayConnect+ groups have been diagnosed with genetic disorders, hearing loss, speech delay, impaired mobility, developmental delay, and a variety of undiagnosed additional needs.

These are Parent Peer Support groups for children and their families with additional needs.

Age group: 0-18

A plan or referral is NOT required to attend the early support playgroups.

These playgroups run independently to the NDIS.

“Informative, empowering and

“Early Support Playgroup
gives me an outlet. Coming to
this Playgroup is a highlight of
our week. My daughter is happy
and so am I.”.”

“Coming to playgroup has
helped motivate me to be a
stronger advocate for my son
and has assisted to build
resilience in me in order for this
to happen”

“It was awesome and inspiring –
Thank you!”


Your support is always appreciated!

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