Supported Playgroups Program
Playgroup Queensland (through Playgroup Australia) has received funding from the Australian Government, Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FAHCSIA) for the Supported Playgroup Program which provides opportunities for parents and children who would not normally access a Playgroup. These playgroups are designed to enhance relationships in a supportive environment, increase skills and confidence, and develop valuable social and support networks.
Supported Playgroups are initiated and facilitated by a paid coordinator, and target culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families, families with mental health or disability issues (either the parent or the child), Indigenous families, teenage and young parent families, grandparent carers and families who are socially isolated and/or disadvantaged.
The main aim of Supported Playgroups is to engage families with children under school age who would not normally access a Community Playgroup and to assist the majority of those families in time to transition to a Community Playgroup, or some other form of community participation.
There are a number of Supported Playgroups in various remote and metropolitan areas across Queensland. For more information regarding Supported Playgroups please contact Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882.
Download the Supported Playgroups Brochure here.
Our Locational Supported Playgroups
Playgroup Queensland has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCHSIA) to establish Locational Supported Playgroups in the Indigenous communities of Woorabinda in Central Queensland and Lockhart River in northern Cape York.
The Locational Supported Playgroup (LSP) model uses Playgroups to engage vulnerable families with young children and provide them with playgroup services and parenting and early childhood development support from a single fixed location. A paid coordinator and a skilled early childhood worker work with these Playgroups.
For more information on Locational Supported Playgroups, please contact Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882.