Playgroup Stories

Celebrating 10 years at Avondale Heights Grandparents Playgroup

Elwood Playgroup – A Place to Share Play and Belong

Wooragee Seedlings Playgroup

In conversation with the Governor-General Mr David Hurley and his wife Mrs Linda Hurley

Our Footprints Our Culture – Sharon Slater

Music All Around – The Tiptoe Giants

Playgroup in the News

21 MAY 2023

9News Melbourne

27 AUGUST 2021

ABC, The Drum

BabyTalk Podcast – ABC

Playgroup Victoria’s CEO Danny Schwarz, Playgroup Victoria facilitators Louise Buckle-Smith and Naomi Jeffree and mother May Morshedy join BabyTalk host Penny Johnston to share news about Playgroup at Home and the benefits of play and playgroup.

What’s On

Puffing Billy Railway Play Day

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Join us for a super special day out at Puffing Billy Railway!

Playgroup Victoria will be running a Pop-Up Playgroup at the Lakeside Visitor Centre and there will be lots of opportunities to explore the beautiful railway and surrounds in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Discover heaps of play activities with us and the Puffing Billy Railway education team. You can catch Puffing Billy from Belgrave and receive 20% off the fare, or simply meet us there. It’s a choose-your-own-play adventure kind of day! Find all event details and discount ticket info via the button below.

The Playgroup Conference 2023

Tuesday 17th October 2023

Planting Today, Growing Tomorrow – Playgroup Makes a Difference 

Following a four-year hiatus, our annual conference is back! Together we will celebrate and discuss playgroup and its importance in the current climate as we navigate a new chapter for children, families and communities. Having experienced the peak of the pandemic, we now turn to embrace fresh opportunities for connection. 

Join a local PlayBuddies Playgroup!

Various times and locations

Come and join your local PlayBuddies, to have fun, make friends and connect to your local community. PlayBuddies Playgroups are for ALL families with children aged 0–5, including those with neurodiversity, developmental and medical concerns. The program is facilitated by a trained staff member, providing a culturally safe playgroup experience designed to break down barriers, create awareness and provide social support and networks. To find a session near you, click the button below!

Playgroup Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and we pay our respect to them, their cultures and to the elders past and present.