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Playgroups allow your children to discover, learn, and play while you meet with other families in your community.

Find a playgroup

To find a playgroup near you, download the Playgroup Directory or use the interactive Explore Casey map.

If you have questions or need interpreter services, please contact us by calling 9705 5200 or using the contact form to request a call back.

What happens at playgroup

Download the Welcome to Playgroup booklet to discover what you can do at playgroup.

    The City of Casey provides FREE pop-up playgroups for babies and children.

    Meet other families and have fun playing with your children.  mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers are welcome.

    Upcoming pop-up playgroups are listed at the bottom of this page.

    Pop-up playgroup (0-5 years)

    The City of Casey hosts free Pop-up playgroup for children 0-5 years at parks across Casey. 

    Mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers are invited to enjoy fun activities with their children. Activities include physical play, messy play, water play, art, music, books, construction.

    Pop-up playgroup runs weekly during school terms. Check the upcoming playgroups below to find out where the next Pop-up playgroup is located.
     

    To join: No booking required. Just bring your hats, water and snacks!
     

    Pop-up baby playgroup (0-12 months)

    The City of Casey hosts free indoor Pop-up playgroups for babies aged 0-12 months.

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

    Pop-up baby playgroup runs weekly during school terms.

    Check the upcoming playgroups below to find out where the next Pop-up baby playgroup is located.

    To join: Bookings required. Please use the booking link provided in the event listing.

     

    More City of Casey playgroups

    The City of Casey provides more FREE weekly playgroups for families.

    Dad's Matter

    Dads, grandfathers, uncles and other male caregivers are welcome to come and have fun with their children.

    • Enjoy woodworking, cooking, gardening and baby playtime activities.
    • Meet other father figures.
    • Recognise the important role that men play in families.

    To join: Visit the Dad's Matter page to find the upcoming programs and events.
    Please note, bookings are essential for all Dads Matter programs

    Supported playgroups (0-5 years)

    Supported playgroups are led by a facilitator. They are free and run weekly during school terms, for eligible families with children aged 0-5 years.

    • Meet other local families
    • Learn about your child's development
    • Learn more about parenting

    To join:  To find out if you are eligible for a supported playgroup, contact our Supported Playgroup Officer on 9705 5200 or PlaygroupReferral@casey.vic.gov.au

    Supported playgroups are funded by the Department of Education and Training.

    PlayDaze

    PlayDaze sessions are free playgroups that run 3 times a year. All parents and carers are welcome to attend.

    • Learn about the importance of play
    • Learn about your child's development
    • Have fun in a relaxed environment

    Check the upcoming playgroups below to find out where the next PlayDaze playgroup is located.

    To join: No booking required. Just bring your hats, water and snacks!

     

     

    Contact a Playgroup Officer

    You can contact a Playgroup Development Officer by calling 9705 5200 or using the contact form to request a call back.

    They can help you:

    • access interpretation services
    • join or start a new playgroup
    • connect with other support services
    • support the needs of your local playgroup
    • answer any other questions you may have


    How to start or support a playgroup

    Please contact a Playgroup Development Officer by calling 9705 5200. This includes services or agencies interested in delivering playgroups in Casey

    They can assist with:

    • How to build a playgroup community.
    • Find a suitable venue for your playgroup.
    • Preparing a playgroup session and provide ideas for equipment/resources
    • Advertising your playgroup in the playgroup directory and on the City of Casey website
    • Providing information about local services and resources
    • Offering quarterly playgroup networking opportunity

    Upcoming playgroups list