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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.

To enquire about joining a playgroup, please complete our enquiry form

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.

Melinda Vander Reest, Early Childhood Consultant, Early Life Foundations will explore the topic of positive parenting and provide information and tips for families.

  • Date Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • Time Registration at 7:15pm. Workshop 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
  • Address Knox Civic Centre - Function Room 4, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South
  • Cost FREE
  • Enquiries Bookings essential. Email 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 enroll 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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