Community Playgroups meet once or twice a week for up to two hours in venues such as community centres, halls, parks and homes. They are delivered by parents/carers with Playgroup Tasmania’s support, resources through visits, phone calls and online communication.
Organisations such as not-for-profit community groups, child care agencies, Family Day Care Schemes and Churches that run their own playgroups and already hold insurance coverage, may affiliate with Playgroup Tasmania and hold an Organisational Membership.
PlayConnect is designed for families of children aged 0-6 years who have unique needs associated with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism-like characteristics in communication, behaviour or social skills. Your child does not need an ASD diagnosis to join.
Through partnerships with aged care services, retirement villages and seniors’ groups – Intergenerational Play is bridging generational gaps to reduce isolation within local communities. Introducing families to older people helps bring people from all walks of life together.
"The best part of playgroup for me, is the face-to-face connection and conversation with other adults and, of course, I also enjoy seeing my two-year-old socialising well."