Playgroups in Knox
There are 2 types of playgroups in Knox – community playgroups and supported playgroups:
Community playgroups at Council’s early years' centres are incorporated associations run by parent and carer volunteers.
Knox City Council’s Playgroups Team provides resourcing and support for all community playgroups.
There are community playgroups across Knox:
Join a community playgroup
If you are interested in joining a community playgroup, please submit your preferences through our online enquiry form.
After you have submitted the form, one of our Playgroups team will get in touch to find the right community playgroup for you and your child.
There are a number of supported playgroups offered across Knox to families with diverse needs. Sessions are delivered by a trained facilitator.
Join a supported playgroup
If you are interested in joining a supported playgroup, please submit your preferences through our online enquiry form.
After you have submitted the form, one of our Playgroups team will get in touch to find the right supported playgroup for you and your child.
Playgroup is having special time to play together, build relationships, meet new friends and gain a sense of community involvement. Playgroups usually meet on a regular basis once a week during school terms.
Playgroup provides an environment where children can:
- learn to play and socialise with other children
- increase their skills and confidence
- extend language and early literacy through words, books and stories
- be supported to enjoy active play and share healthy snacks
- experience children with diverse needs and different cultures
Parents and carers can:
- 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
- storytime and books
- snack time
At home playgroup resources
There are many great resources available about playgroups:
- Playgroup Victoria – information on how to find playgroups, register for playgroups, start a playgroup etc.
- Playgroup Victoria at home and online – register for online playgroup sessions via Zoom
- Raising Children website – a comprehensive parenting resource with information, videos, articles and apps
- The Raising Children website on outdoor play – information on the benefits of outdoor play and tips for activities
- Eastern Regional Library Storytimes – in-person and online storytimes at local libraries
If you wish to run a playgroup from home, Knox also has many beautiful outdoor spaces available.
Receive up-to-date information and events for families.
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