Supported Playgroup

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Supported Playgroup is a free weekly session run by a professional facilitator who implements a fun and educational 1.5 - 2 hour session during the school term. 

Supported Playgroup gives parents and carers the opportunity to have fun while:

  • Learning about the links between children’s learning and development through play. 

  • Meeting other parents and making friendship networks.

  • Developing and building parenting skills. 

  • Learning about local services and community connections.                                                                                                                         

During the playgroup session, children will:

  • Be exposed to a wide range of activities that will stimulate learning and imagination. 

  • Build social skills through interactions with and around others. 

  • Have the opportunity to experience sensory and messy play.

  • Interact and play with their parent/carer.

What we do

Sessions include play, snack/fruit time, activities, sensory play as well as music and story time.

Families are encouraged to play with their children during the session, make the most of our playgroup time.

In-home visits

In-home sessions are also offered as one hour visits once a fortnight, for families unable to attend our playgroup sessions. A facilitator will come to you to chat about and explore:

  • Understanding age appropriate behaviour

  • Picking up on cues

  • Routines

  • Play ideas and creativity

  • Exploring books and reading

  • Parent self-care and looking after yourself

Sessions

Sessions are currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions.

 

For more information about Supported Playgroup or to register your interest, please contact the Northern Grampians Shire Council Supported Playgroup Facilitator on 0438 838 765 or email playgroup@ngshire.vic.gov.au