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Playgroups

Knox City Council has playgroup sessions where parents, carers and grandparents with babies and children 0-5 years are welcome to attend. You’ll find a fun, friendly playgroup operating from many locations across the municipality, with times and days to suit you, including culturally specific, young parent (under 25 years) and dads playgroups. Playgroups meet for up to two hours once per week.

Find Your Nearest Playgroup

Browse our map of Playgroups in Knox located in Knox City Council Children & Family Centres.

Contact details for Knox Community and Supported Playgroups can be found on the Playgroup Listing

Enquiry form to request information about joining a playgroup.

If you're interested in starting a playgroup, please email play@knox.vic.gov.au or call 9298 8348 for more information.

Join our Knox Playgroup e-newsletter

Knox City Council produces a regular playgroup e-newsletter that provides up-to-date information and events for families.

Sign up now to our playgroup email list.

Playgroup Playdays

To Celebrate Children's Week 19th - 28th October 2018, Knox City Council invites you to attend an October Playgroup Playday - Fun, Friendship, Play and Learning.

Come experience a playgroup session with us:

  • Art and craft activities
  • Playdough, sandplay and puzzles
  • Outdoor and indoor play
  • For babies to preschoolers all welcome!

When and Where
Date: Friday 19th October 2018
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
Cost: FREE
Venue: Cooinda Children and Family Centre, Playgroup Room, 21 Dinsdale Road, Boronia

Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
Cost: FREE
Venue: Knoxfield Children and Family Centre, Playgroup Room, 81 Anne Road, Knoxfield

Register here indicating which session you wish to attend or call 9298 8348

Playgroup Interactive Worm Farming Workshop

In celebration of Children’s Week 19th- 28th October 2018 come along and join us at the Alice Johnson Playgroup Centre to participate in an interactive Worm Farming Workshop.
Participants will help get the playgroup’s worm farm operational and gain ideas on how to create one in their own backyard on any budget.
The workshop is suitable for children ages from 0 to 5years, with information presented in a simple and fun way so that babies and toddlers can marvel at the majestic worm.
Children can confidently set up and manage a worm farm, and adults can learn the do’s and don’ts of what they can eat.
See attached flyer for further details, all welcome!

When and Where:
Date: Friday 26 October 2018
Time: 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Venue: Alice Johnson Children and Family Centre, Playgroup room
1A Park Boulevard, Ferntree Gully.
Bookings Essential: email to play@knox.vic.gov.au or call 9298 8348

Learning Through Play

Playgroup provides a safe, stimulating environment that allows parents, carers and children the opportunity to:

Children

  • Learn to play and socialise with other children
  • Increase their skills and confidence
  • Extend language and early literacy through words, books and stories
  • Are supported to enjoy active play and share healthy snacks
  • Experience children with diverse needs and different cultures

Parents and Carers

  • Build relationships and meet new friends
  • Access parenting information, resources and support
  • Learn about childhood development
  • Experience community involvement

Playgroup Sessions can include:

  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • Art and craft activities
  • Music and movement
  • Playdough and puzzles
  • Story time and books
  • Snack time

Supported Playgroups

Supported playgroups are offered to families with diverse needs and are conducted by a facilitator. These are free of cost local supported playgroups for parents and carers of young children 0-5 years with additional needs, developmental delay, disability, chronic medical condition or families in financial hardship, isolation or with limited family support.

'Smalltalk' Supported Playgroups

Knox City Council operates weekly Supported Playgroups during school terms to eligible families with babies and children birth to five years of age.

Supported Playgroups deliver the Smalltalk Program by a trained facilitator, are free of cost to attend and a healthy morning tea is provided.

Who can attend?


To be eligible to enrol in a Supported Playgroup, a household family member must hold a Health Care Card or equivalent and have a child/ren from birth up to five years of age.

Bookings


If you are interested in attending a Knox Supported Playgroup, please contact 9298 8348 or play@knox.vic.gov.au

Young Parents Supported Playgroups

Specifically for parents, Mums and Dads aged 25 and under with babies and young children.
Young Parent Playgroup provides an opportunity for young parents to meet other parents close to their age and build a peer support network. Free of cost to attend.

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