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 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.
Clyde North & Berwick
Berwick Waters Park, Sedge Street, Clyde North
9.30 am – 11.30 am
Wednesday 2 May
Wednesday 9 May
Wednesday 23 May
Wilson Botanic Park - 668 Princes Hwy, Berwick
9.30 am - 11.30 am
Wednesday 28 February
Nature Play Week Pram, Stroll and Toddler Walk.
Meet at the Rose Garden next to the Visitors Centre at 9.30 for a 9.45 am start
Please note: in the event of extreme weather thePop up Playgroup will be cancelled.
Hallam Road Park, Hallam Road, Hampton Park
10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Monday 28 May
Monday 4 June
Monday 25 June
Please note in the event of extreme weather the Pop up Playgroup will be cancelled.
Please remember your hats, water and snacks.
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.