Playgroups

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

Playgroups directory

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

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 - 5 years during school terms in 2018 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.

Event program

Clyde North

Selandra Community Hub, 7-9 Selandra Boulevard, Clyde North - 10.00am - 12.00pm

Wednesday 19 September

Cranbourne East

Megasaurus Park, Newington Drive - 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Wednesday 25 July
Wednesday 1 August
Wednesday 8 August
Wednesday 15 August

Cranbourne    

Lawson Poole Reserve, car park entry Lesdon Avenue 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Monday 20 August
Monday 27 August
Monday 3 September
Monday 10 September

Please note in the event of extreme weather the Pop up Playgroup will be cancelled.

Please remember your hats, water and snacks.

Pop Up Baby Playgroup Program

Council is hosting pop-up and play sessions around Casey for families with babies 0-12months only during school terms.

Mums, dads and caregivers are welcome to come along and enjoy playgroup activities with their baby and meet other local families. Activities include music, art, story, rhyme and play.

Event program

Berwick

Bridgewater Family & Community Centre, 45 Bridgewater Boulevard, Berwick - 1.00 - 2.30pm

Tuesday 9 October
Tuesday 16 October
Tuesday 30 October
Tuesday 13 November
Tuesday 20 November
Tuesday 27 November

Cranbourne East

Livingston Family & Community Centre, 31 Parkhurst Drive - 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm

Tuesday 24 July
Tuesday 31 July
Tuesday 7 August
Tuesday 14 August
Tuesday 21 August
Tuesday 28 August
Tuesday 4 September
Tuesday 11 September
Please remember your hats, water and snacks.