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  CONTACT DETAILS DAY/TIME

Steiner Playgroup by the Sea

 

735 Barham River Road

Apollo Bay

Gabby - 0438 523 148

gabmoore311@yahoo.com.au

Tuesday 10:00-12:00

During School Term

Apollo Bay Preschool Rostered Playgroup

 Apollo Bay Community Centre

69 McLachlan Street Apollo Bay

Annika - 03 5237 6494

Thursday 9:00-12:00

3-4 Year Olds

Apollo Bay Community Group

 Apollo Bay Community Centre

4 Whelan Street Apollo Bay

 Stephanie - 0400 328 190

Monday 9:30-11:30

Birregurra Play Group

 Birregurra Community Health Centre

Strachan Street Birregurra

Kylie - 03 5236 4009

kylie.edwards@cah.vic.gov.au

Wednesday 9:30-11:30

Children at Play

 Beeac Community Health Centre

31 Lang Street Beeac

Lyn - 03 5267 1200

reception@hesse.vic.gov.au

 Friday 10:30-12:30

Fortnightly

Colac Neighbourhood House Support Playgroup

 Neighbourhood House

23 Miller Street Colac

03 5232 5210

Janelle - 0429 099 739

janelle.lloyd@bcyf.org.au

Thursday 9:30-11:30

St Brendan's Playgroup

 St Brendan's Hall

727 Lake Corangamite Road Coragulac

03 5233 1464

admin@sbcoragulac.catholic.edu.au

 Tuesday 10:00-12:00

Sacred Heart Playgroup

 Sacred Heart Primary School

125 Hart Street Elliminyt

Stephanie - 0432 852 421

saholbery@hotmail.com

Monday 10:00-12:00

Small Talk Supported Playgroup

 Colac Otway District

Barwon Child Youth & Family

Melita - 0418 811 663

melita.bond@bcyf.org.au

Contact Melita

St John's Multi Cultural Playgroup

 St John's Hall

Pollack Street Colac

Lyn - 0467 506 586

Hilary - 0409 028 133

lynnemurdoch29@gmail.com

 Tuesday 1:00-3:00

Mothers of Preschool Children (MOPS)

 Christian Family Church

33 Cants Road Colac

Beck - 0413 693 274

becfleming@hotmail.com

Thursdays 10:00-12:00

Fortnightly

Elliminyt Supported Playgroups

 Elliminyt Primary School

Epee Centre - Main Street Elliminyt

Penny - 0427 436 261

penny.crago@bcyf.org.au

 Friday 9:00-11:00

Contact Penny

Echidna House Playgroup

 Echidna House

2 Kawarren East Road Kawarren

Alyce - 0413 098 135

Belinda - 0447 065 633

alyceeve88@hotmail.com

 Thursday 10:00-12:00

Warrion Playgroup

 Sunday School Hall

603 Coragulac Beeac Road Warrion

Lorraine - 03 5234 8440

Tuesday 10:30-12:00