Participation in playgroup provides a range of benefits to both children and their parents. For children the benefits relate to the contribution that play makes to child development, while for parents playgroup offers social support and reduces social isolation.
Playgroups are an enjoyable and regular outing for families where they can share their parenting ideas and experiences.
Starting, finding and assisting playgroups in Casey
The City of Casey Playgroup Development Officer can:
- Help you start a new playgroup
- Connect you with other support services
- Support the needs of your local playgroup
- Assist residents to locate and join playgroups
Search the Casey Directory to find a playgroup in your area.
Having difficulty contacting a playgroup?
For further information about community playgroups in the City of Casey or if you are having difficulty contacting a playgroup, please call the Playgroup Development Officer on 9705 5200.
Supported Playgroups are free and provided weekly during school terms, for eligible families with children aged 0-4 years.
At a Supported Playgroup you can meet other local families, learn about your child's development and learn about parenting through the 'Smalltalk' program.
To find out if you are eligible for a Supported Playgroup, contact the City of Casey Supported Playgroup Officer on 9705 5200 or email PlaygroupReferral@casey.vic.gov.au.
Pop Up Playgroup Program
Council is hosting a pop-up play session for children 0 - 4 years during school terms in 2017 at various parks in Casey.
Come along and join in the free playgroup activities with your child including story time, sand play, block play, baby play, imaginary play, music, art and active play. Please bring your hat and snacks.
You can also access information about Council’s extensive programs including; Playgroup, Maternal & Child Health, Kindergarten and Family Day Care while you play together.
Term 4 2017
Bellevue Drive Reserve, Gwendoline Drive Berwick
9.30 am – 11.30 am
Wednesday 11 October
Wednesday 18 October
Wednesday 1 November
Please note: in the event of extreme weather the venue will change to: Gwendoline Family and Children’s Centre, Gwendoline Drive, Berwick
Frog Hollow Reserve, David Collins Drive, Endeavour Hills
9.30 am – 11.30 am
Monday 6 November
Monday 13 November
Monday 20 November
Monday 27 November
Please note in the event of extreme weather the Pop up Playgroup will be cancelled.
Further information about playgroups
For general information on playgroups contact:
Playgroup Victoria Inc.
346 Albert Street, Brunswick 3056
Telephone: (03) 9388 1599
Visit the Playgroup Victoria website.