Supported Playgroups (City of Port Phillip)

  1. About this service

    Supported playgroup is a free 10-week group for caregivers and children zero to five years running weekly during term time. These playgroups are a great opportunity to: - meet other families and share parenting experiences - get information about your baby’s development - receive support around parenting and play. Playgroups are run according to the smalltalk program, and topics include ‘Tuning into Children’, ‘Child-led Play’, and ‘Listening and Talking More’. You can find more information about smalltalk at www.smalltalk.net.au.

      • Service name

        Supported Playgroups (City of Port Phillip)

      • Service address

        99b Carlisle St Balaclava
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      • Additional sites

        None

      • Phone

        0412 514 421

      • Urgency levels

        Just Curious

      • Service area

        City of Port Phillip

      • Service hours

        Wednesday and Thursday during term time, 10am to 12pm

      • Age group

        Maximum age 5 years

      • Additional age criteria

        Provides services for caregivers and children zero to five years.

      • Eligibility criteria

        A family member in the household holds a Health Care Card or equivalent
        Families in which a family member identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
        Families looking after children in kinship care arrangements (out of home care)
        Families referred from Orange Door/Child Protection
        Families referred from or participating in Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Services

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

      • Service type

        INDIVIDUAL

      • Costs

        No Costs

      • Languages (other than English)

        No

      • Disability access

        Yes

      • Drop in service

        Yes

      • Outreach

        Yes

    More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

      • Participation length

        As Required

      • Participation type

        Voluntary

      • Secondary consult

        No

      • Staff profile

        Qualified Staff

      • Who can refer

        Other

      • Referral mode

        Yes - http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/family_support.htm

  2. Supported Playgroups (City of Port Phillip)