Playgroup Tasmania acknowledges that we live, work and play on Aboriginal land, land of the palawa/pakana people of lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, to elders past and present and to all those who continue caring for country, sharing stories and upholding rights.

Safe spaces for all at playgroup: “I feel safe when …

Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Playgroup Tasmania has been out and about speaking with playgroup families to hear their thoughts on how and where they feel safe. The responses (and some great artwork like that pictured) are contributing to Playgroup Tasmania's Statement of Commitment to Child Safety and Wellbeing and related policies and processes.

Community playgroups are places and spaces where children, their parents and carers meet other families. While carers are responsible for and remain with their children throughout playgroup activities, each of us has a responsibility to protect the safety of all children in our communities, whether at playgroups or other activities.

This also extends to ensuring all children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability, are provided with safe, welcoming and inclusive places to live, learn and play.

In addition to keeping all children safe, playgroups are great places for families to experience what safe, inclusive spaces feel like, setting the standard for their and their children's future interactions with education, health care and other vital systems and supports.

As the saying goes, 'you can't be what you can't see' and it is our aim for all families to know that they have a right to feel safe at all times.

We look forward to sharing the Statement of Commitment with all of you as it is developed to meet the needs of families across playgroups in our state.

Jacinda Armstrong
CEO

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Playgroup Tasmania Annual Report 2022

This year's Annual Report highlights how Playgroup Tasmania playgroups are connecting, supporting and flourishing Tasmanian families throughout the state.

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2022 Children's Week Activity Guide

This year's Guide is bursting at the seams with an incredible range of free activities

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Would you like to volunteer as a Playgroup Tasmania Board member?

Nominations close 5pm, Monday 10 October 2022.