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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.

Free Playgroup Play Days

Come join us for:

  • Story time session
  • Art and craft activities
  • Playdough, sandplay and puzzles
  • Outdoor and indoor play

Alexander Magit Play Day

  • Date Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Time 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Address Alexander Magit Children and Family Centre, Playgroup Room, 11 Harwell Road, Ferntree Gully
  • Info For babies to preschoolers all welcome! More information (PDF)
  • RSVP play@knox.vic.gov.au or call 9298 8348

Scoresby Play Day

  • Date Tuesday 20 February 2018
  • Time 8:45am - 11:00am
  • Address Scoresby West Children & Family Centre, Playgroup Room, Nevana Street, Scoresby
  • Info For babies to preschoolers all welcome! More information (PDF)
  • RSVP play@knox.vic.gov.au or call 9298 8348

Boronia Play Day Fully Booked!

  • Date Thursday 22 February 2018
  • Time 9:30am - 11:00am
  • Address Cooinda Children & Family Centre, Playgroup Room, 21 Dinsdale Road, Boronia
  • Info For babies to preschoolers all welcome! More information (PDF)
  • RSVP Enquire or RSVP to our Scoresby play day (above)

Celebrating National Playgroup Week

What's on:

  • Paul Jamieson "The Music Man"
  • Storytime session and songs
  • Sandplay, playdough and craft experiences
  • Knox Toy Library
  • Active Family Playgroup experiences

  • Date Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Time 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Address Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully
  • Info For babies to preschoolers all welcome! More information (PDF)
  • RSVP 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:


  • 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.

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.

Playgroup Playday

You’ll find a fun, friendly, free of cost Playgroup Playday session operating once a term from various locations across the municipality.
Playgroup Playday sessions offer families with babies and children an opportunity to meet new friends, enjoy play experiences, activities and participate in a story time session.

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