Starting a playgroup

Start something wonderful today!

Playgroup can be structured in many different ways to suit you and your fellow group members.
Follow our Playgroup starters guide below

CONNECT WITH OTHERS

Reach out to families and friends who may be interested in attending playgroup. Extend your reach with a shout out on social media or by putting a notice on your community board. You can post on our Wonderful World of Playgroup Facebook page.

Contacting your local council or school can also help to get the ball rolling.

DECIDE ON THE TYPE OF PLAYGROUP

What suits your style? Playgroup in the park, playgroup in a hall, playgroup in a coffee shop, playgroup in a school, playgroup at different members’ homes, forest playgroup, playgroup in aged care facilities – the opportunities for playgroup are endless.

FIND A VENUE AND TIMESLOT

Next step, organising a suitable spot to meet. Consult your fellow members and local community. Councils, schools and community services are in the know and can point you in the right direction. From there, decide on a time that works best for you and your playgroupers. Mid-morning is a good time for many. You can take your time in getting there, share morning tea and the kids can have a snack and re-fuel as they play. Sessions usually run for one and a half to two hours.

REGISTER WITH US!

Find many resources and gain access to your own portal. This enables you to communicate with your fellow members and invite new members. 

Playgroup Registration costs $50 valid for 12 months. Registered playgroups includes Public Liability and Property Insurance for community playgroups*.

This registration includes a family membership for you to use. Once you have joined as a member, encourage other families to register so you have all their details in one place. They can sign up as family members to receive additional member benefits.

REGISTER YOUR PLAYGROUP HERE

Find out more about membership HERE.

*Public Liability insurance is your playgroup’s protection if your playgroup is found be legally responsible for personal injury to a third party or damage to their property.

SESSION STRUCTURE

Incorporating a playgroup routine is useful – an activity, snack time, free play, story time and a song – this works well.

Find out more about planning for play here

Each month Playgroup Victoria has a monthly theme and booklet which can help guide your sessions.

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GATHER RESOURCES AND GET INSPIRED

We have a treasure trove of resources and information. Your member portal gives you access to explore and download content from the Playgroup Toolkit. Discover play sheets, activity booklets and the Wild Things Bush Play Set-up Guide

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STAY CONNECTED

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Join us and share on social media: Facebook  –  Instagram –  Blog

We host exciting events throughout the year – pencil in an excursion to Little Kids Day In at Scienceworks (June), Romp and Stomp at Melbourne Museum (October) or one of our Library Week story times (August). Check out our event calendar

HAVE FUN!

The number one rule in playgroup is to have fun and enjoy yourself

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