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.

We exist to support and empower Tasmanian children and their families.

Every child has the right to “ … rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child … “
- Article 31, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

Why we exist

Leisure time and developmental play give children time to engage with each other through self-exploration and self-expression.

At playgroup, their parents and caregivers also benefit from these opportunities by playing with their children, observing other families and socialising with other parents and caregivers.

Playgroup Tasmania supports our more than 500 members and the thousands of Tasmanian families who benefit from access to playgroup activities in their local areas by

  • Promoting and increasing participation in playgroups
  • Increasing access to Playgroups for the benefit of all Tasmanian families, and
  • Providing leadership and expertise to playgroup workers and volunteers.

"Playgroup was a wonderful resource for connecting with other parents and children when my children were very young. Now that they are older I am happy to help make that service available to other families."