Types of playgroups

There are many different types of playgroups. These are categorised into the following areas: 

Community Playgroups

Community Playgroups meet in regional, remote and urban areas. Community Playgroups recognise parents as a child’s first teacher and are universally targeted, locally responsive and inclusive, providing welcoming supportive environments for all families to come together regardless of cultural, social or economic backgrounds. 

Community Programs delivered by Playgroup Queensland include:

  • Community Playgroups
  • Intergenerational Playgroups
  • Organisational Playgroups
  • Playgroups in Schools
  • Play Steps
  • Baby Playgroups
  • Play Stars

Supported Playgroups

These are facilitator-led, play-based playgroups delivered across the state and targeted at vulnerable, disadvantaged and isolated families.

Supported Programs delivered by Playgroup Queensland include:

  • Accessible Playgroups Initiative
  • Step into Prep
  • PELD
  • Connect and Grow
  • Woorabinda Playgroup
  • Yarrabah & Djenghi Playgroup
  • Playgroups in the Park

Therapeutic Playgroups

Therapeutic Playgroups focus on strengthening family relationships, building capacity in parents to support their children’s development in the early years of life, and encouraging the use of music within communities.

From 2005 to now, more than 12,000 families have participated in
Sing&Grow programs across more than 800 sites nationally. Registered music therapists facilitate services with additional Sing&Grow-specific service training.

Therapeutic Programs delivered by Playgroup Queensland include:

  • Sing and Grow

Specialist Playgroups

Specialist Programs support families from a wide range of
societal demographics including those families with
culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with ASD,
socially isolated families and parents and carers who have children with special needs in their care.

Specialist Programs delivered by Playgroup Queensland include:

  • PlayConnect
  • MyTime
  • HIPPY