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Playgroups

Playgroup is fun! 

Playgroups bring young children, parents, families and communities together to learn and develop through informal play activities and social interaction. Playgroups help parents and caregivers build social and support networks that encourage and assist them in their valuable parenting role.
 
Playgroups help families to have fun, relax, build friendships and allows families to enjoy this precious time with their children while they develop and grow.

For more information about playgroups contact us on 9581 4966 or playgroups@kingston.vic.gov.au

Community Playgroup

A community playgroup is usually run by parents for parents so that mums, dads, grandparents and care givers can meet together with their babies, toddlers and preschool children for social interaction, learning and fun.

Community playgroups are held at many different venues including community halls, kindergartens, schools, churches, homes or anywhere people meet.

For more information about joining a community playgroup in Kingston see the Playgroups and Toy Library list or email playgroups@kingston.vic.gov.au.

Playgroup Victoria also provides information and support for community playgroups.



Supported Playgroup

Council's Supported Playgroups have been temporarily suspended following a recommendation from the Department of Health and Human Services. Please contact us on the details below if you'd like more information about our Supported Playgroups or visit our dedicated page for updates regarding our response to COVID-19.

The City of Kingston operates Supported Playgroup sessions for eligible children aged 0-5 years who are accompanied by a parent, grandparent or carer. The Supported Playgroups do not operate during school holidays or on public holidays. Places are limited and eligibility criteria applies.

For more information contact us on 9581 4966 or playgroups@kingston.vic.gov.au

Little Learners Playgroup

Little Learners Playgroup is a free facilitated playgroup delivered by a qualified early childhood professional for eligible children aged 0-5 years. Available to eligible families.

Session Times:

Day Time Location
Tuesday 10am - 12pm Clarinda Community Centre, 58 Viney St, Clarinda
Wednesday 10am - 12pm Westall Community Hub, 35 Fairbank Rd, Clayton South
Thursday 10am -12pm Sundowner Community Centre, 24 Sundowner Avenue, Clarinda
Friday 10am - 12pm Westall Community Hub, 35 Fairbank Rd, Clayton South

 

Supported Playgroup 

The Supported Playgroup is a free facilitated playgroup which includes the smalltalk parenting ideas and is delivered by a qualified early childhood professional. Available to eligible families.

 Session Times:

Day Time Location
Monday        10am - 12pm  Westall Community Hub, 35 Fairbank Rd, Clayton South
Tuesday 10am - 12pm    Chelsea Heights Community Centre, 160 Thames Promenade, Chelsea Heights
Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm Temporally at Edithvale Hub,Yarrabah School, 23 Mill Street, Aspendale
Thursday 10am - 12pm    Edithvale Family & Children's Centre, 122 Edithvale Road, Edithvale
Thursday 10am - 12pm    Clarinda Community Centre, 58 Viney Street, Clarinda (Clarinda Library) 
Friday 10am - 12pm North Cheltenham Preschool, 71 Argus Street, Cheltenham
 
Saturday Dad’s Supported Playgroups
 Day Time Location 
 Saturday  10am - 12pm  Parkdale Family & Children’s Centre, 122 Warren Road, Parkdale


Playgroup at home

Check out our Playgroup at Home videos for some simple low cost activities and strategies that will help you connect with your children while they learn and develop through play and everyday interactions at home.

You don't need special equipment or toys to provide a stimulating home environment. By using things you can find around the house, we'll show you some easy to follow activities and ideas that will help you enhance your child's early literacy skills and give them a great start to their education.


See more Playgroup at Home videos below: