Playgroup Tasmania believes all parents, carers and children should feel that they belong and have the chance to connect with each other, play together and feel welcome when they attend playgroup.
We support this belief by offering training to playgroup leaders and volunteers training our members in the PlayTogether program.
Playgroups include everyone when they consider the varying communication, movement, visual and hearing needs of attendees, together with needs associated with any developmental delay. By considering these aspects, playgroups can work with parents and children to modify their spaces, activities and materials so everyone can take part and play together.
By increasing the knowledge and skills of playgroup organisers and volunteers, PlayTogether supports the empowering of abilities, fosters acceptance and raises awareness in ways that promote inclusivity and connection.
"It's helpful seeing that kids do things at all different stages and each baby is different, so you don’t compare."