Find a playgroup
Find a playgroup

Playgroup is an informal session where mums, dads, grand parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment.

Playgroups are set up and run by parents and caregivers, with children choosing from a range of activities set up to meet their varying needs.

Activities at playgroup are either free or low cost, and may include:

 

  • Music and singing
  • Imaginative play
  • Outdoor and free play
  • Art and craft activities
  • Outings.

In a playgroup, parents and caregivers stay to interact with the other adults & to play with the children.

Playgroup can be held anywhere that is safe for children and where groups of people can meet - community and neighbourhood centres, health clinics, women's centres, preschools and kindergartens, church halls and even in someone's house.

No child is too young for playgroup. All children from 0-5 years, including babies, love new experiences and benefit from developing sensory, social and communication skills through activities at playgroup.

Children like playgroup because they can:

 

  • Participate in new experiences
  • Develop and increase their social skills
  • Learn sharing, co-operation and simple routines
  • Interact with other adults and children in a safe environment
  • Enjoy learning more about their world

Adults also benefit from playgroup - a time to talk, make friends and share experiences, while children learn through their play experiences.

 

Adults like playgroup because they can:

 

  • Meet other local families and develop new friendships
  • Relax and talk in a friendly environment
  • Share experiences and ideas
  • Play with children and nurture a spirit of co-operation
  • Take up opportunities for personal development


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