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.

About us

Our Vision

Families with young children and babies are supported to flourish physically, emotionally and socially through their connections to Tasmania’s playgroup community.

Connection & development through play

Tasmania’s playgroups emphasise child development through play while also providing parents and caregivers with resources to support their parenting and connecting them to useful services and each other.

Playgroup Tasmania is the peak body for playgroups in our state. We work with volunteers, community partners and organisations like yours to support families and children during the early years of development.

As part of the Playgroup Australia network, we contribute to, and our members benefit from, the expertise and resources of playgroup peak bodies around the country.

Our programs and partnerships align with Tasmania’s Child & Youth Wellbeing Strategy, its priorities and action plan. Child safety and wellbeing are significant priorities at Playgroup Tasmania, grounded in a co-designed statement of commitment, code of conduct and reporting processes and procedures.

Our history

Playgroups have a long history in our state and in 2023-24 we celebrate 50 years of playgroups in Tasmania.

Playgroup Tasmania is a not-for-profit, state-based membership organisation set-up by passionate playgroup volunteers, managers and families more than 40 years ago

We provide support and resources to assist Tasmanians to establish, co-ordinate, administer and promote playgroups across our state.

Through volunteering and outreach, our members continue to provide and support playgroups in our communities for the benefit of children and caregivers alike. The playgroup movement in Tasmania has a history stretching back to 1973.

"I enjoy being able to make a valuable contribution to the community and use my skills."