Playgroups: what to expect

Attending a playgroup in your local area allows you to connect with other parents and caregivers while your child plays.

Playgroups are relaxed, regular get-togethers connecting families in their local community. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers can bring babies and children to play and connect with others as they share parenting knowledge, advice and provide support.

Attending a playgroup is a great opportunity for you and your child to engage with others. For you, this can be a time to build support networks, discuss parenting advice or ask questions and connect with other parents and carers in your community. For your child or baby, playgroups provide an opportunity to play with other children and babies in the community and engage with you in a social setting.

You might learn how to make playdough, sing songs and join group activities with your baby or child, while getting to know other families in the community.

More about Playgroup Queensland

There are over 1000 Playgroup Queensland affiliated playgroup sessions held each week. Playgroup Queensland offers a range of tailored and targeted playgroups to meet community and cultural needs. This includes sessions for grandparents, families experiencing adversity, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in remote, rural and metropolitan areas.

Find your local playgroup.

Join for free

Play Stars  is a Queensland Government initiative, providing 12 months free membership to Playgroup Queensland for families with a child under one year of age. The Play Stars initiative will run from 2016-21.

Start your own playgroup

You can start your own playgroup in your community to create a time and location that suits local families. For more information, check out the FAQs on the Playgroup Queensland website.

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Published — 12 September 2016 Last updated — 26 February 2019

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