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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Jacinda Armstrong


Jacinda is passionate about supporting parents and families in their roles as their children’s first teachers. As the current CEO of playgroup Tasmania, Jacinda works with her team to develop playgroup communities that model child safe, child friendly spaces and set the standard for families’ future interactions with education, health care and other vital systems and supports.

Having worked in project management, public policy and strategic planning across the regional development, primary health and community sectors, Jacinda is experienced and well-equipped to ensure the voices of Tasmanian families and children are heard by decision-makers.


"Attending Playgroup provides a much-needed social connection for me as a stay-at-home parent and for my daughter as an only child, benefiting both my mental health and her social development."