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.

Playgroup Staf Portraits Bakes Carolyn

Carolyn Bakes

Playgroup Development Officer – North West

Carolyn joined the Playgroup Tasmania team in 2023.

Her key role as Playgroup Development Officer – North West is to promote and support the Playgroup model and work collaboratively with Tasmanian communities and families.

Carolyn has more than a decade of experience working in the Early Childhood Education & Care sector and delivering community-based programs.

She looks forward to supporting existing and newly established playgroups, growing community and stakeholder partnerships and the opportunity to advocate the value of playgroups for child and family wellbeing.

"We love Playconnect. I wish we could attend more than once a week. It’s been so great for children with needs and delays to just be accepted, and parents to be heard and understood. It’s the best.”