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Playgroup

Council invites you to join or start a playgroup with your baby, toddler or pre-schooler within our community.

What is a Playgroup?

Whether you’re a parent or caregiver, playgroups provide the opportunity to meet other parents, gain support and ideas on child-raising. They also allow babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to socialise as they play and learn together. All playgroups are different, but the emphasis is on fun and friendship.

How can I start a Playgroup?

Essentially, all you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet. However, Playgroup Victoria's website provides all the quality information you need to get started. Click here to find out more.

For more information on joining or starting a playgroup within our community, please contact:

Kim Ayling
Team Leader - Children Services
Phone (03) 5551 8484
Email kayling@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

Playgroups in Southern Grampians Shire

Group Where Contact Details When Cost
Kinder Gym (toddler to school age) Gymnastics Club 266 Mt Baimbridge Road Hamilton Tamela 0437 667 242 Tuesday 10:30am-11:15am Contact club for costs
Mainly Music Good Shepherd Primary School 33 McArthur Street, Hamilton VIC (03) 5571 2236 Good Shepherd Primary School Friday 10:00am $4 Per Week (Includes morning tea)
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Playgroup Presbyterian Church Peace Memorial Hall 21 McIntyre Street Hamilton 3300 Rebecca: 0423 365 522 Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am Donation
Storytime Makers (3-5 years) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Wednesday 10:30am (during school terms) Free
Movers and Shakers (1-3 years) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Tuesday10:30am (during school terms) Free
Bounce and Rhyme (Birth- 12months) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Monday 10:30am (during school terms) Free
Wednesday Meet Up St. Mary’s Maryknoll Centre 23 Dinwoodie Street Hamilton 3300 03 5571 1161 Wednesday from 9:30am $2 Per Family
Coleraine & District Playgroup (Family’s to bring 1 piece of fruit per child, water bottle & hat) Coleraine Playgroup Victoria. Kate 0428 108 713 Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm $8 per term Families to register with Playgroups Australia by March
Balmoral Playgroup (Family’s to bring 1 piece of fruit per child to share) Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre/Childcare Centre 26 Bell Street Balmoral 3407 Bush Nursing Centre 55701304 Every 2nd Friday 10:00am - 11:20am $1 per child over six months
Hamilton Koori Playgroup (Open to Koori Families Only) 18 Kenna Avenue Hamilton 3300 Winda-mara 03 5527 0090 Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm (During school terms) Free
Tarrington Great Explorations (Preschool Children) Tarrington Lutheran School, 7901 Hamilton Highway Register on 0355723897 or email schooladmin@tarringtonls.vic.edu.au Monthly on a Monday. Free
Australian Breastfeeding Association- Nature Play HIRL, North Boundary Rd, Hamilton Children’s Adventure Garden 1st Friday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm Membership is $70 per year $55 with concession
Australian Breastfeeding Association cuppa and chat HIRL, North Boundary Rd, Hamilton Bandicoot Room 3rd Friday of every month from 10:30am-12:30pm Membership is $70 per year $55 with concession
Branxholme and District Playgroup Branxholme Kinder/Hall, 98 McNichol St Branxholme Facebook group: Branxholme and District Playgroup. Monthly - please check Facebook group for date and time. $5 per family plus a piece of fruit
Fit Walk Departing Lakes Edge Adventure playground Mel 0413 661 484 Tuesday and Thursdays 11:00am weather permitting Free
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