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.

Our team

Our staff

Jacinda Armstrong

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Jacinda is experienced and well-equipped to ensure the voices of Tasmanian families and children are heard by decision-makers.

Rebecca Hughes

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Coordinator – Early Support Programs

Bec is passionate about empowering families, engaging stakeholders, and establishing partnership opportunities through her work with Playgroup Tasmania.

Alison Keddie

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Project Officer – Quality

Alison joined the staff at Playgroup Tasmania in March 2019.

Andrea Read

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Coordinator – Playgroup Programs

Andrea has more than two decades of experience supporting Tasmanian families and communities

Rosie Schaller

Staff Rosie Schaller
Playgroup Development Officer – South

Rosie works in the south of Tasmania to assist families to flourish through connection with their communities.

Erin Honess

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Administration/Memberships Officer

Erin joined the staff at Playgroup Tasmania in March 2023.

Amirah Onwuegbuzie

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Amirah’s background is in Mental Health Nursing.

Codie Baylis

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Playgroup Support

Codie joined the staff at Playgroup Tasmania in May 2023.

Claire MacDonald

Playgroup Development Officer - North West

Claire joined the staff at Playgroup Tasmania in November 2023.

"There aren't many activities for young families in the local area and we have a great group of regulars who are now all friends and we look forward to catching up each week."