Find a playgroup

Playgroups give you an opportunity to meet other local parents, gain support and share ideas, while your children enjoy socialising.

Most playgroups are casually run by parents or carers with the times, venue and play activities chosen to suit the group. Playgroups can have excursions or incursions and are encouraged to have insurance and stay connected when parents return to work.

Join a playgroup

See a list of  playgroups that meet at our community centres or download a playgroup timetable(PDF, 385KB).

Alternatively, you can find other playgroups in your area through Playgroup Victoria.

Supported playgroups

If your child is aged up to 4 years and you meet one of the criteria below, you can call us (9688 0200) about joining a supported playgroup at one of the four sites listed on the table below.

  • Health Care Card or subsidy card
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Visa 200-204, 786, 866 or bridging visa A-E (Interpreters available)
  • Receive support from kinship care, out of home care, ChildFIRST or child protection.
Location Day
Time  
Braybrook Community Hub

Tuesdays

Fridays

10am-12pm

Maidstone Child and Family Centre

Wednesdays
1-3pm
West Footscray Neighbourhood House
Wednesdays
9.30-11.30am
Westhaven Community Aged Care, Footscray
Thursdays
10am-12pm

 

These groups use a range of simple, positive parenting strategies called Smalltalk allowing you to celebrate your parenting successes and develop your own parenting strategies.

 Refer someone to a supported playgroup.(PDF, 162KB)

Start a playgroup

Interested in starting a playgroup? All you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet. Read more about starting a playgroup through Playgroup Victoria.

Playgroup venues for hire

Venue

Facilities

Braybrook Community Hub

 

Garden or multipurpose room. Lots of services co-located including a kindergarten, maternal and child health, library, Cohealth, sports pavilion and Men’s Shed.

RecWest Braybrook

Ex-childcare room featuring storage and kitchen with indoor and sunny outdoor space.

North Maidstone Kindergarten

Multipurpose room featuring toys, storage, kitchen and change table with indoor and outdoor space. Playgroup Victoria membership required.

Maidstone Community Centre

Hall featuring toys, kitchen, change table and limited storage. Playgroup Victoria membership required.

Footscray North Primary School

 

Available only for supported playgroups by organisations. Large hall featuring storage and kitchen.

Maribyrnong Community Centre

Multipurpose room featuring toys, storage and kitchen with indoor and outdoor space.

Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre

Child care room has toys, children’s toilet and change table with indoor and outdoor space.


Please contact the venue for more information about equipment, cost and availability of the space.