Supported Playgroups

Supported playgroups are led by qualified early childhood facilitators and are specifically for parents and carers who are experiencing isolation or need extra support, as these groups are facilitated by qualified childhood educators.

At these groups, parents/carers and children enhance their relationship in a supportive environment, increase their skills and confidence, and develop valuable social and family support networks.

As families participating in supported playgroups become more confident as a social group, and we support them to transition to a community playgroup. 

Our supported playgroups are funded by the  Australian Government under a range of funding schemes.

Some particular groups we support in these programs are:

  • Families from a range of cultural and language backgrounds, particularly new arrivals or those experiencing social isolation;
  • Indigenous families;
  • Families experiencing mental health or disability issues;
  • Young parent families;
  • First time mothers;
  • Fathers;
  • Families who are socially isolated or experiencing disadvantage.

To find out more about supported playgroups contact us.

Playgroup of the Month

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We value all our playgroups and their amazing stories. This is why, each month, we want you to meet one of them, hopefully their stories will inspire you.

This month, the focus is on Arcadia Playgroup. The determination of this special group of people will surely inspire you.

Play Activities

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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).

Featured Video

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In celebration of our 45th birthday, we’ve produced a fun, short video which we hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the playgroups and others who contributed to it.

Featured Article

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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