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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 03 9217 2170 or email

If you require further information, please contact City of Whittlesea’s Playgroup Support and Development Team on 9217 2170.