Playgroup Tasmania acknowledges that we live, work and play on Aboriginal land, land of the palawa 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.

Early Years the key focus of child and youth wellbeing

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

We welcome more and more attention on the early years. Do not forget the parents' role as their children's first teacher - our parents need more support to do this, not this role taken away and given to childcare workers and teachers.
- Playgroup Tasmania Family Voice Survey March 2021

Playgroup Tasmania brought Member voices to the forefront of its recent submission to the State Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy discussion paper.

In this submission we urged the Government to implement a coordinated first 1000 days child and family wellbeing playgroup program.

This recommendation is based on our core belief that all Tasmanian children and their families should be able to access the right service, at the right time, at the right place.

The submission reflects our consultation with more than 150 families at playgroups from King Island, the East Coast, inner city Hobart and everywhere between. We heard real stories about the lived experience of being a caregiver and bringing up children in Tasmania.

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Annual Report 2023

This year saw the culmination of many aspects of Playgroup Tasmania’s strategic projects including expansion of our high impact playgroup development focus.

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Volunteers wanted for Baby Village playgroups

We need volunteers to help establish Baby Village playgroups around our state.

This great new way to play focuses on babies and/or children who aren't yet moving around independently.

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Playgroup support now available online

Playgroup leaders can now access easy-to-use resources and training online at the Playgroup Tasmania Resource Hub.