Playgroup Tasmania acknowledges that we live, work and play on Aboriginal land, land of the palawa/pakana 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.

Community playgroups

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Community playgroups are started and managed by the families who attend them. Families are welcome at community playgroups from birth until their child goes to school.

There are lots of proven benefits* to community playgroups:

  • They fill gaps in communities by providing social and peer support
  • They connect parents and caregivers with each other
  • They foster a sense of place, especially for families new to the community, and
  • They develop the skills, knowledge and networks of those involved.

* Read the research by Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University

"Creating new friendships with other parents gives me a reason to get out of the house with a small child."