Playgroup Tasmania

Playgroup Tasmania – A brief overview

Playgroup Tasmania is a not-for-profit, state-based membership organisation that has provided support and resources to assist with the establishment, co-ordination, administration and promotion of playgroups across Tasmania for more than 40 years. Playgroup Tasmania operates with a voluntary Board of Governance, and a small permanent staffing, including a CEO, playgroup development officers and administration staff across the three regions.

We are a peak body representing over 35 volunteer-led community playgroups and 15 organisational playgroups, including child and family centres and neighbourhood and community houses. Each year more than 500 families engage with Playgroup Tasmania as members with even more attending playgroups each week.

Playgroup Tasmania is best known for delivering high impact Community Playgroup Support. In addition, we also administer the cost-effective Supported Playgroup Program – PlayConnect. This program of facilitated, supported playgroups offer a ‘soft entry’ for families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder-like symptoms to be connected with wider support and relevant information. PlayConnect is currently funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services (DSS).

Our Vision

To have all Tasmanian’s value Playgroups