Tools and Resources

VVEYLDF posters and resource sheets

Each poster in this series focuses on one of the learning and development outcomes in the framework.  Community and supported playgroups alike  can download the posters for display at playgroup to support parents  in their role as their child’s first and most enduring teacher and reinforce playgroup as an important place where all children belong and learn together. Accompanying notes are also available for use by supported playgroup facilitators.

The poster series was developed by the Southern Metropolitan Region Supported Playgroups and Parent Groups Initiative Network, funded by the Department of Education.

Download the posters here

Policy briefs

Playgroup Victoria’s Policy Briefs explore a specific theme relevant to early childhood, families and playgroups.  The briefs translate research to inform policy, practice and service delivery in community and supported playgroups.  Each brief is authored by an expert in the relevant field and produced by Playgroup Victoria. Each policy brief explores:

•Why is the issue important to playgroups?

•What does the research tell us and what are the implications in playgroups?

•What are the considerations for policy and programs?

Policy briefs are a membership benefit and can only be accessed via the member log in.

Policy brief titles

1              Community Playgroups

2              Playing with the Framework (VEYLDF)

3.1          Playgroups contributing to family mental health and wellbeing

3.2          Mental health and Well being   

4              Transition playgroups

5              Playgroups and child protection

6              Playgroups in schools

7              Volunteers and playgroups: strengthening civil society.

8            Playgroups creating connections

9              Playgroups as early intervention

10           Playgroups and diversity

Municipal early years plans

Playgroup Victoria are able to provide ideas and research to Victorian councils when  planning their  Municipal Early Years Plan.  The  MEYP provides a wonderful opportunity to consider and evolve playgroup services especially for those immensely important early years of 0–3. If Playgroup Victoria can be of assistance in your local government area through your community planning stages please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 171 882 or

Read about playgroups and vulnerable children here
Read the MEYP framework for understanding playgroup models here