Supported Playgroup Services

Supported playgroups are playgroups that are run by one or more facilitators and are usually aimed at supporting the needs of families and children who experience some form of vulnerability or disadvantage and/or barriers to participating in other community services and activities.  Supported playgroups may be established as a result of specific funding or may be part of an organisation’s on-going suite of services and programs 

Some supported playgroups may be targeted broadly including anyone from a particular community, while others may have a specific focus for particular families or groups such as children with disabilities, refugee families, Aboriginal families.  Some supported playgroups focus purely on meeting the developmental needs of children, while others focus on meeting the needs of both children and their parents and other caregivers.