External Research

Below you will find recent research related to playgroup:

Berthelsen, D.Williams, K., Abad, V., Vogel, L., & Nicholson, J. (2012). The parents at playgroup research report : engaging families in supported playgroups. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , QLD. 
https://eprints.qut.edu.au/50875/

Commerford, J., & Robinson, E. (2016). Supported playgroups for parents and children.
https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/supported-playgroups-parents-and-children

Gregory, T., Harman-Smith, Y., Sincovich, A., Wilson, A., & Brinkman, S. (2016). It takes a village to raise a child: The influence and impact of playgroups across Australia. Telethon Kids Institute, South Australia.
http://playgroupaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Community-Playgroup-Quantitative-Evaluation-REPORT-(A4)-final-high-res.pdf

Gregory, T., Sincovich, A., Harman-Smith, Y., & Brinkman, S. (2017). The reach of Playgroups across Australia and their benefits for children’s development: A comparison of 2012 and 2015 AEDC data. Telethon Kids Institute, South Australia.
https://playgroupaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Impact-of-playgroup-on-child-development-Feb-2017-FINAL-REPORT.pdf

Williams, K., Berthelsen, D.Viviani, M., & Nicholson, J. (2016) Queensland Supported Playgroup Evaluation: Final Report. Report funded by the Queensland Department of Education and Training.
https://eprints.qut.edu.au/103681/

Williams, K.Berthelsen, D.Nicholson, J., & Viviani, M. (2015) Systematic literature review: Research on Supported Playgroups. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
https://eprints.qut.edu.au/91439/

McShane, I., Cook, K., Sinclair, S., Keam, G and Fry, J. 2016: Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups. A Research Report Prepared for Playgroup Australia. Melbourne: RMIT University.
Click here to view the report.