Playgroups

Three children playing

Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and their parents or carers. In Victoria about 40,000 children from 30,000 families grow and learn at playgroups held at community venues such as maternal and child health centres, kindergartens, halls, community centres, primary schools, sporting clubs and aged care facilities.

Playgroups are low cost and run by the parents or carers in them. Each parent or carer is responsible for the children they bring to playgroup.

At playgroup you get to meet other people going through similar experiences, ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children and find out about local community, health and support services.

 All playgroups are different but the emphasis is on fun and friendship.

 For more information about playgroups or how to start one up visit Playgroup Victoria’s website.

Playgroups running within the Colac Otway Shire 

Name

Venue

 

Address

Contact No.

Day/Time

Steiner Playgroup
by the Sea

Uniting Church Hall

Nelson St
Apollo Bay

5237 7195

Tuesday 10am -12

 

Apollo Bay Preschool Roster Playgroup

Apollo Bay Preschool

69 McLachlan St
Apollo Bay

5237 6494

Thursday 9am-12

Apollo Bay Playgroup

St Aiden’s Anglican Church Hall

187 Great Ocean Rd Apollo Bay

0429977364

Wednesday 10am-12

Birregurra Playgroup

Birregurra Community Health Centre

Strachan St Birregurra

 

Friday 10.30am-1.30
fortnightly

Children at Play

Beeac Community Health Centre

31 Lang St
Beeac

5267 1270

Friday 10.30am-12.30 fortnightly

 

Carlisle River Playgroup

Carlisle River Hall

35 Gellibrand River St
Carlisle River

5238 3278

Friday
11am-1pm

Colac Neighbourhood House Supported Playgroup

Neighbourhood House

23 Miller St
Colac

5232 5210

 

Thursday
10am -12pm

Cororooke Playgroup

 

St Brendan’s Hall

727 Lake Corangamite Rd Coragulac

5233 1000

Tuesday
10.30am-12pm
Each fortnight

Lavers Hill & District Playgroup

Lavers Hill Pre-school

10 College Drive Lavers Hill

5237 3213

Wednesday
9.30am -11.30

Red Rock Playgroup

Alvie Primary School

40 Wool Wool Rd
Alvie

5234 8256

Wednesday
1:30-3pm

Sacred Heart Playgroup

Sacred Heart Primary School

125 Hart St
Colac

0419317792

Monday
10.30am-12pm

Smalltalk Supported Playgroups

Colac Otway District

 

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

5231 4740

Contact Kim Mitchem

St John’s Playgroup

St John’s Hall

Pollack St
Colac

0418140317

Every Tuesday
1pm-3pm

MOPS Mothers of Pre School Children

Christian Family Church

33 Cants Rd Colac

0413693274

 

Bubs @ The Hub

Colac Community Hub Inc

23 Miller St
Colac

5231 2822

 

Warrion Playgroup

Sunday School Hall

603 Coragulac-Beeac Rd Warrion

5234 8440

Tuesday
10.30am-12pm