Playgroups & Three Year Old Program
What is a Playgroup?
Playgroups provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to meet new people, gain support and exchange parenting ideas. They allow babies, toddlers and preschoolers to socialise as they play and learn together. All playgroups are different but the emphasis is on fun and friendship. For more information visit the Playgroup Victoria website.
Join a Playgroup
Find a playgroup in your area.
Playgroup Directory.pdf (363.53 kb)
Playgroup Directory.doc (46.29 kb)
Start a Playgroup
All you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet. Visit Playgroup Victoria website for more information on how to Start a Playgroup. Or view the directory above for information on playgroups in Hume City. Each playgroup has a contact person you can ring to obtain information about the playgroup. If you are having trouble contacting this person, ring the Playgroup Coordinator, Linda Franco on 9309 8531.
Playgroups Rule OK! Hume Playgroup Strengthening Project
Banksia Gardens Community Centre have a range of tools, services and connections that can enhance and support your playgroup or even help you start up a new playgroup.
Read more about Hume Strengthening Project.pdf (373.53 kb)
Three Year Old Activity Programs
Our Three Year Old Activity Programs offer children a range of developmentally stimulating, planned activities implemented by qualified staff. Activities include art and craft, music and movement, storytelling and painting. Link to Three Year Old Activity Program
Maternal and Child Health Outreach Program
Experienced Maternal and Child Health Nurses are available to visit playgroups, child care centres and preschools to monitor the health and development of children. The nurses can also address parent groups on topics of interest and concern. For more information about the program or to make a booking, contact the Outreach Team on 9205 2200.