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Latest news and ACTive Play

Check here for our latest news and articles from ACTive Play. There is lots of great information about all things Playgroup.

Office Closure

The ACT Playgroups office is closed during school holidays. Please check the school terms noted on the right and/or check our calendar.

During any office closure you can still send us an email, or leave us a phone message as we will be checking in from time to time. Please bear with us if you do not receive an immediate response to your query. In case of emergency only, please ring our emergency mobile contact on 0408 171 882. Please note that the person holding this phone will not have access to specific playgroup information.

2017 Budget Submissions

ACT Playgroups entered two submissions to the the ACT Government’s 2017-18 Budget Consultation Process. The first submission asks that the ACT Government affirm the vital role that community playgroups play in the lives of young families in the ACT with a request for increased funding to support these playgroups.

It further requests:

  • funds for a school-based playgroup trial
  • a small amount of funding to work with the MaCH program to better support new parents, and
  • requests that ACT Playgroups work with the Government’s new NDIS policy support unit to better assist and support parents/carers and families of children with additional needs.

You can read the whole submission here.

Read about the School-based trial at this link.

The second submission was around Grandparent’s Day. Most States in Australia celebrate generational family connection through a Grandparents’ Day or similar.  Such an event allows the highlighting of the role that the senior generation play in the ongoing life and care of Canberran families and children. To this end, ACT Playgroups entered the Grandparents Day Budget Submission.

2016 ACT Election Submission

In the lead up to the ACT election on 15 October 2016, the ACT Playgroups Association asked all the registered candidates to support some recommendations on all things playgroup. Find out about our submission and the responses received, here.