In our facilitated playgroups, parents and carers can interact with their children in fun and engaging activities within one of our playgroup centres. Each centre is well-resourced and has an indoor and outdoor area which children are encouraged to explore. Facilitators aim to support families with particular needs or vulnerabilities by providing opportunities for parents to meet and share experiences, and for children to play, learn and socialise.
Baby Explorer Playgroup
The Baby Explorer Playgroup is for babies aged 0-12 months old. During this playgroup parents and carers will have the time to let your little one see the world with fresh eyes and wonder! The session will allow for baby-led exploration time.
During the first few months of life, babies have a profound amount of growth and development. Through engagement, observation and play, their learning builds and grows.
Nature Explorer Playgroup
In addition to our indoor playgroups, we also offer an outdoor Nature Explorer playgroup to families. Nature Explorer is a relaxed outdoor program. Sessions include sensory experiences, physical challenges, nature craft, exploration, bushwalking and lots of time for unstructured play.
We encourage hands-on, child-led learning through a range of nature-based activities, nature crafts, play, storytelling, songs and bushwalking.
Nature Explorer Playgroup will take place in various parks within the City of Monash.
Online Virtual Playgroup
Our virtual playgroups take place online. These sessions are another opportunity for parents and carers to engage with their children with the guidance of our playgroup facilitators.
During these sessions, children have the opportunity to listen to stories, sing and dance.
Virtual Playgroup is suitable for all children aged 0-5 years (bigger siblings are welcome too!). You are never too young (or too old) to listen to stories or sing some songs! Parents and carers can dance and sing-a-long with their babies and toddlers.
Our morning sessions are full of energy and our evening sessions focus on stories and getting ready for bed.
Below is the current schedule of our Virtual Playgroup Sessions
Wednesday mornings: 10am to 10:45am
Thursday evenings: 6:30pm to 7pm
These sessions are open to all Monash residents.
A link is sent out the morning of each session. If you are not already on our mailing list, or if you would like more information, please email email@example.com or call 0407 883 830.