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Playgroups are a low-cost, informal gathering for parents, carers and/or grandparents with children under school age, which meet in a range of venues in the community.

Benefits of playgroup

Playgroup offers parents, carers, babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers a regular time each week to meet, socialise, share ideas, learn through play and have fun together.

There are both community and supported playgroups in the City of Whittlesea. The supported playgroups have a paid facilitator who looks after the day-to-day running of the playgroup.


Contact our Playgroup Resource Team

Our Playgroup Resource team can also provide more information on the following:

  • joining a playgroup
  • help to start a new playgroup
  • advice or support in planning and operating your playgroup
  • training sessions on play, behaviour guidance and first aid
  • the Whittlesea Playgroup Facilitators Network

Contact us on 9404 8863 or 9404 8864 or email

Due to the current COVID19 climate, a number of playgroups have amended their day, time and/or venue. For further information, please contact your playgroup of interest directly via phone or social media
Alternatively, you may contact the City of Whittlesea Playgroup Community Development Officers:
Jan Croxford 0409 954 827 or
Mikhala Porter 0427 717 549