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Playgroups in Bass Coast

A playgroup is a group of parents or caregivers with their babies, toddlers and preschool children who get together regularly for play and social interaction. Every week thousands of self-run community playgroup sessions meet across Victoria. Each parent or caregiver is responsible for the children they bring to playgroup. Playgroups vary according to the needs of their families.

Common playgroup characteristics:

  • Parents, caregivers and their young children aged from birth to school age
  • Held in the community in halls, churches, scout halls, homes, kindergartens, primary schools, neighbourhood houses or wherever it is convenient for their members
  • Not for profit
  • Include any family wanting to join
  • Lots of fun for children as they learn through play and interaction with other children and adults
  • Supportive environments for parents and caregivers to share ideas and information
  • Based in a community creating a sense of cooperation among local families
  • Planned, organised and run by members
  • Sometimes organised around a particular common interest such as baby, non-english speaking, special needs, Montessori, father, grandparent, intergenerational