Playgroups

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Playgroups provide parents, caregivers and their children the opportunity to meet for interaction and fun. They also provide opportunities for children to learn through play, participate in new experiences, develop and increase social skills, and learn sharing, co-operation and simple routines.

Come and meet local families and develop new friendships, and relax and talk in a friendly environment and share your experiences and ideas.

The playgroups listed below are run at our Community Centres.

Note: All playgroup participants are required to become members of Playgroup Victoria for public liability insurance coverage.

Spanish Speaking Playgroup

Location: Maidstone Community Centre

Time: 10.30am–1pm

Date: 30 January-3 April

Cost: $2 per family

This wonderful new group is for Spanish speaking families. Children will have the opportunity to practice the language through songs, games, and general conversation. Participants hope to create lifetime friendships with other Spanish speaking families so the children can grow up using their native language. Only Spanish will be spoken.

Maidstone Community Playgroup

Time: 9.30–11.30am            

Date: Wednsedays from 1 February

Cost: $2 per family

Run by an experienced facilitator, children will explore the delights of painting, play dough, dress ups, water play and planting in our gorgeous garden. Special pampering sessions for mums and dads.

Vietnamese Playgroup

Time: 10am-2.00pm            

Date: 31 January-4 April (every Tuesday)

This friendly playgroup for residents of Maribyrnong offers art and craft activities and bilingual story time to support children’s fine motor skills and language development. We also support and link parents to local communities, early childhood services and increase families’ social networks in the community through outings and celebrating special events.

Healthy snacks are provided. Please contact Thuy via email at thuy.pham@avwa.org.au for more information. This is run in partnership with the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association.

Japanese playgroup

Location: Maribyrnong Community Centre

Time: 9.30am-12pm

Day: Tuesdays from 8 April ongoing

Cost: Gold coin contribution

A parent run playgroup for families of Japanese speaking background for all children aged up to 5 years.

Multicultural Playgroup

Location: Braybrook Community Centre

Time: 10am-12pm

Date: Thursdays, 2 February-6 April 

Cost: Free

Facilitated by Mackillop Family Services, our supported playgroups are for families with young children from diverse backgrounds who meet weekly for social interaction and fun, providing opportunities to learn through play. Everyone welcome, however bookings are essential.

To book, please call or text 0427 703 582 or email RegionalParentingService@mackillop.org.au