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Playgroups

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Playgroups support your child's development through play and social interaction. At the same time, you and your family can share your experiences with other parents.

You can find a list of playgroups by downloading the directory or using the interactive map.

Download the playgroup directory

Browse playgroups on Explore Casey

Speak to us directly

You can contact a Playgroup Development Officer by calling 9705 5200.

We can help you:

  • 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

You can also find out more information on babies and children from Casey's Baby Steps website.
 

Types of playgroups
 

Dad's Matter

These loosely structured programs are designed to help dads and other father figures:

  • develop social networks with other dads
  • connect with their children together in fun activities
  • recognise the important role they play in their family structure

To join
Upcoming programs are listed at the bottom of this page and you can also visit the dedicated Dad's Matter page for more information.

Supported playgroups

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.

At a supported playgroup, you can:

  • meet other local families
  • learn about your child's development
  • learn more about parenting

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

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

Pop-up play sessions

We host free pop-up play sessions for children 0-5 years during school terms at various parks in Casey (event cancelled in extreme weather). Just bring your hats, water and snacks!

Upcoming playgroups are listed at the bottom of this page

Pop-up baby playgroup program

We are hosting pop-up and play sessions around Casey for families with babies 0-12 months 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.

Upcoming playgroups are listed at the bottom of this page

PlayDaze

PlayDaze sessions are free playgroups that run 3 times a year, for 2 hours each. All parents and carers are welcome to attend.

You can come to these sessions to:

  • learn about positive play experiences and the value of play
  • find out about the importance of play in child development
  • meet local professionals and agencies in a relaxed play environment
  • meet other parents and their children

Upcoming playgroups are listed at the bottom of this page

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