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

 PLAYGROUP  LOCATION  CONTACT  DAY & TIME

Steiner Inspired Playgroup

by the Sea

Uniting Church 

Nelson St Apollo Bay

Gabby - 0438 523 148

Natalie 0438032294

  

Tuesday

  10:00-12:00

School Terms

Colac Library

ToddlerTime

Story Time

Baby Time

Colac Library

173 Queen St

Colac

52314613

Lorraine Simmonds

Mon- Toddler Time

Tues 10.30am - Story Time

Wed 10.30am - Toddler Time

Thur 11.30am  - Baby Time

 

Apollo Bay Community  Playgroup

 Community  Centre

4 Whelan Street Apollo Bay

 Stephanie - 0400 328 190

Monday

9:30-11:30

School Terms

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

Caracaramigen House Playgroup

for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Caracaramigen House Colac

4 Miller Street Colac

 03 5292 9800

Tahlia -0439 930144

Monday

11:00-1:00

During School Term

Children at Play

 Beeac Community Health Centre

31 Lang Street Beeac

Lyn - 03 5267 1270

reception@hesse.vic.gov.au

 Friday

10:30-12:30

Fortnightly- School Terms

Colac Neighbourhood House Support Playgroup

 Neighbourhood House

23 Miller Street Colac

03 5232 5210

Subi - 0429 099 739

subiashini.leeson@bcyf.org.au

Friday

10.00 to 12.noon

St Brendan's Playgroup

 St Brendan's Hall

727 Lake Corangamite Road

Coragulac

03 5233 1464

admin@sbcoragulac.catholic.edu.au

 Monday

9.00 to 11.00

Sacred Heart Playgroup

 Sacred Heart Primary School

125 Hart Street Elliminyt

Sacred Heart Facebook Page

Monday or Wednesday

  10:00-12:00 School Term

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

School term

Mothers of Preschool Children (MOPS)

 Christian Family Church

33 Cants Road Colac

Mops Colac Facebook Site

Thursdays

10:00-12:00

Fortnightly

Echidna House Playgroup

 Echidna House

2 Kawarren East Road

Kawarren

 

Belinda - 0447 065 633

 

 Thursday

10:00-12:00

Warrion Playgroup

 Sunday School Hall

603 Coragulac Beeac Road Warrion

Lorraine - 03 5234 8440

Tuesday

10:30-12:00

 Council is fully committed to ensuring the safety of children and is a Child Safe organisation.