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.

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Andrea Read

Coordinator – Playgroup Programs

Through her personal experience as a parent of three, Andrea knows how a sense of belonging and community can support parents through the daily challenges they experience.

She is passionate about working with families and community in ways that support individuals to recognise their strengths and work to realise their own potential.

Andrea has more than two decades of experience supporting Tasmanian families and communities through development work in rural communities and with new migrants arriving in our state.

"Having somewhere to go and people to meet, even just once a week, is something we both look forward to."