Who We Are
Do you have a child under one? Join Playgroup Queensland’s Play Stars’ program today to receive a 12-month family membership for free. Founded in 1973 by Queensland families to connect, engage and share in the early stages of parenthood, Playgroup Queensland continues 43 years on, working to empower families to support each other and advance their child’s development through the fundamentals of play.
What To Expect
Playgroups provide a relaxed and friendly environment where families with young children play and enjoy fun activities together while making new friends. Whether you are a mum, dad, carer, grandparent or family member, everyone is welcome at playgroup.
Playgroup gives children the chance to participate in new experiences, develop and increase their social skills, learn about sharing, cooperation and simple routines, and to interact with adults and other children in a safe environment.
When a parent or carer attends playgroup they have the chance to meet other local families, relax and talk in a friendly environment, share experiences and ideas, play with their child and nurture their development, and make connections in their local community. But, most importantly, playgroup is about having fun!
Playgroup Queensland embraces an interactive playgroup format that encourages parent-led interaction with children and to empower parents as their child’s first teacher. Although the organisation has evolved since its inception to include a vast array of programs, the organisation still prides itself on its core and founding business – Community Playgroups. However, Commonwealth and State Government funding has enabled Playgroup Queensland to continue to develop and deliver many initiatives across the State. This support has allowed the organisation to not only meet mainstream community needs, but also to be proactive in providing programs and services to families and communities with high or complex needs. These programs are specifically targeted towards families experiencing adversity, grandparents, indigenous, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in remote, rural and metropolitan areas.
Visit Us Because
If you join Playgroup Queensland before your child’s first birthday you will receive a free 12-month family membership called Play Stars. This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government and is aimed at encouraging parents to stay, play and learn with their child at playgroup. Play Stars is also a wonderful way to make friendships that last a lifetime. Come by and visit our stall at the 2018 Gold Coast Parenting Fair.