Playgroup is an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment.
Playgroups are set up and run by parents and caregivers, with children choosing from a range of activities set up to meet their varying needs. Activities at playgroup are either free or low cost, and may include:
- Music and singing
- Imaginative play
- Outdoor and free play
- Art and craft activities
Playgroup can be held anywhere that is safe for children and where groups of people can meet, such as community and neighbourhood centres, health clinics, women's centres, kindergartens, church halls and even in someone's house.
In a playgroup, parents and caregivers stay to interact with the other adults and to play with the children.
No child is too young for playgroup. All children from 0-5 years, including babies, love new experiences and benefit from developing sensory, social and communication skills through activities at playgroup.