Play Groups & Childcare

Community Playgroups


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About Us

Playgroup is an informal session where parents, carers, babies and children aged birth to school age come together in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Playgroup gives children an opportunity to:

  • have fun,
  • make new friends, and
  • develop new skills through informal play.


Playgroup provides parents and carers with:

  • an opportunity to meet other parents and carers,
  • make friends, and
  • share ideas and experiences.


Playgroup also allows parents and carers to:

  • spend quality time with their children,
  • encouraging, helping or simply playing with their children.


Playgroups are:

  • not-for-profit,
  • are run by, and for the parents who attend.
  • usually held once a week for a two hour session,
  • held in a variety of venues such as church halls, community and neighbourhood centres, Scout or Guide halls, schools and in people’s homes.


Playgroups are located throughout the ACT: there’s probably a Playgroup just up the street from you!

All Playgroups registered with the ACT Playgroups Association receive support from the Association in the form of general information, visits and assistance from Development and Support Workers, ideas for activities, developmental workshops, invitations to ACT Playgroups' events, and more. 

Quick Facts About The Region

ACT Playgroups Association Inc is located in the suburbs of Belconnen and Cook, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Fenner.