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.

Staff Rosie Schaller

Rosie Schaller

Playgroup Development Officer – South

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

She has firsthand experience of the vital role playgroups have in providing a space for regular interaction that is beneficial for both parents and children.

When Rosie moved to a coastal town in Queensland it was the engagement with a weekly playgroup that gave her and her family a sense of belonging to the place and eased the settling in process.

Rosie regards play opportunities for children as incredibly important and is excited to be part of an organisation that recognises and promotes the right of the child to engage in recreational activities that are developmentally appropriate.

Rosie is a recent counselling graduate and brings her experience in a community development organisation in Queensland to Playgroup Tasmania.

"My mum often says that 'Playgroup was a lifeline' and I know that playgroup has been the same for so many other families ..."