Supported Playgroup

A supported playgroup is run by a professional facilitator who implements a fun and meaningful two hour session on a weekly basis for ten weeks during the school term.

Supported playgroups give families the opportunity to:

  • learn about the links between children’s learning and development through play
  • have fun with your children
  • support and extend on family and child interactions through play
  • learn about local services
  • promote parenting confidence

Supported playgroups are suitable for families/guardians and their children from birth to four years.

Would you benefit from extra ideas about how to use everyday opportunities and play experiences to enhance your child’s early learning and development?

Supported Playgroup is a great chance to share experiences and information, as well as build positive connections with other parents and children.

Sessions include play, snack/fruit time, activities, as well as music and story time.

In-home sessions are also offered as five, one-hour visits, once a fortnight.

Benefits for the in-home program for families include:

  • understanding age appropriate behaviour
  • picking up on cues
  • routines
  • play ideas and creativity
  • exploring books and reading
  • parent self-care and looking after yourself

 

Location and times:

Beaufort Supported Playgroup

Beaufort Community Church
1-3 Park Road, Beaufort, 3373
Wednesdays 10am – 12pm

 

Avoca Supported Playgroup

Avoca Preschool
22 Liebig Street, Avoca, 3467
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

For more information about Supported Playgroups, contact the Pyrenees Shire Council Supported Playgroup Facilitator at 1300 797 363 or email pyrenees@pyrenees.vic.gov.au