Supported Playgroups in Diverse Communities

Culturally diverse playgroups for parents and young children are an important part of Australia’s early childhood services system. VICSEG playgroups actively support hundreds of families throughout the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. Run in local schools and community centres, our playgroups support children’s bilingual language development and provide early learning experiences that promote positive pathways to kindergarten and primary school.

Parents also benefit from social support and friendship, as well as practical information about health, nutrition and child well-being. All our playgroups are free and facilitated by trained and experienced bilingual playgroup leaders.

Northern Playgroups (Hume, Whittlesea, Darebin, Mitchell Shire and Moreland Council)

Contact Sayanti Bhatta Tel. 93535811 Email: [email protected]

Western Playgroups (Melton, Caroline Springs, Brimbank, Maribyrnong)

Contact Nhung Nguyen   Tel. 8398 5000 Email: [email protected]

Western Playgroups (Wyndham)

Contact Karen Diacono Tel 87540500 Email: [email protected]

Learning Together Parent and Child English Literacy Playgroups

Learning Together supports parents and children to learn English together and supports children to develop their first language skills. Run in schools and community centres the Learning Together includes a two hour English class for parents whilst their children enjoy an early learning and care program in a room close by. This is followed by a playgroup where the parents and children come together to have fun and practice their language through stories, music and songs. 

Some of our Learning Together programs are pre-accredited and supported by the ACFE program.

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All Talk, Raising Bilingual Children [Video]

Preventing Family Violence - Playgroup [Video]

Learning Together Program & Playgroup Locations

See below for the list of Playgroup times and locations, and to download Playgroup Flyers

Moreland 
Glenroy
 
Moreland Refugee Social Health Group
 
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 am 

 
*NEW LOCATION

Bell Vue Park Primary School 
Morell St, Glenroy 3046

 

Moreland Refugee Social Health Group [English/Arabic] Moreland Refugee Social Health Group [English/Arabic] (1692 KB)


Brimbank & Maribyrnong Playgroups 
Braybrook

Chin Burmese Playgroup
Tuesday 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm    
(School term)                     
Braybrook Hub
Churchill Avenue,
Braybrook

For more information contact:
Playgroup Facilitator

Moe – 0421 486 096
 


MCC Bicultural worker

Sayama Nguri - 0412 648 094                                

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Sunshine
Tamil Parents and Children's Group                            
Wednesday
10:00 am -12:00pm 
(School term)              
Sunshine Primary School
Cnr Hampshire Rd and Derby St, Sunshine

For more information contact:
Playgroup Facilitator:
Sutha Kunalan - 0424 301 187

VICSEG Braybrook office: 03 8398 5000                                      

Tamil Playgroup [ENGLISH Flyer] Tamil Playgroup [ENGLISH Flyer] (585 KB)


West Footscray
Indian, Nepalese & Bangladeshi Family Social Support Group Thursday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(School term)
West Footscray Neighbourhood House
539 Barkley Street, West Footscray
(Near library entrance)

For more information contact:
Playgroup Facilitator:
Shivani 0410 973 955

VICSEG Braybrook office: 03 8398 5000

Indian Nepalese Bangladeshi Family Social Support Group [Flyer] Indian Nepalese Bangladeshi Family Social Support Group [Flyer] (1761 KB)

 




Whittlesea Playgroups  
Bundoora              Chinese Playgroup 

Wednesdays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm                  

Bundoora Maternal Child Health Centre
Shop 17, 5 Nickson Street
 

Chinese Playgroup Bundoora [English/Chinese] Chinese Playgroup Bundoora [English/Chinese] (1306 KB)

Epping Asylum Seeker Social Health 
Playgroup

Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Life Without Barriers
5 / 560-610 High St, Epping
           

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Epping  All Talk Playgroup - 
New Futures Training 
(Arabic/English)
Wednesday 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
New Futures Training
1E/560 High Street, Epping

All Talk Playgroup NFT [Eng-Arabic 2019] All Talk Playgroup NFT [Eng-Arabic 2019] (2402 KB)

 
Epping North

Indian Playgroup
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre
2 Snugburg Way
Epping North

Indian Playgroup Epping [English-Hindi] Indian Playgroup Epping [English-Hindi] (2287 KB)


Thomastown
Arabic Playgroup
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Thomastown Primary School
Spring Street

 

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 Darebin
 Bundoora Chinese Playgroup Darebin            Friday 
9:30 am - 11:30 am               
Darebin North East Community Centre

35 Copernicus Crescent
Bundoora                                                                              

Chinese Playgroup Darebin [English-Chinese] Chinese Playgroup Darebin [English-Chinese] (1234 KB)

 




Hume Playgroups

Broadmeadows
Urdu Language and Culture Group 
      

Mondays (1st and 3rd)
12:00pm - 1:30pm



Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre,
1093 Pascoe Vale Rd,
Broadmeadows VIC 3047



 
 Dallas
Settlement and Social Health Group Wednesdays
9:30am - 11:30am

Spectrum Office,
Level 5, 61 Riggall Street 

Settlement & Social Health PG - Dallas [Feb 2019] Settlement & Social Health PG - Dallas [Feb 2019] (2215 KB)

All Talk Playgroup - Holy Child 
(Arabic / English)

Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Holy Child Primary School Hub
227 Blair St, Dallas

All Talk Playgroup - Holy Child [Eng-Arabic] All Talk Playgroup - Holy Child [Eng-Arabic] (2399 KB)

Coolaroo Learning Together
Parent & Child English
Language Program
Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm

Coolaroo South P.S.
Bushfield Cres,
Coolaroo VIC 3048

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Craigieburn 

Urdu Language and Culture Group

Monday  (2nd & 4th)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
 

Craigieburn Global l Learning Centre,
75-95 Central Park Ave,
Craigieburn

 
Samoan Bilingual Storytime  Thursday
10:30 am
Craigieburn Global l Learning Centre,
75-95 Central Park Ave,
Craigieburn

 
 
Middle Eastern Social Support Group  Thursday
10 am - 12 pm
Aitkin Hill Community Centre
40 Waterview Blvd, Craigieburn 3064 

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Craigieburn South  Culturally Diverse Playgroup Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm         
Craigieburn Sth Primary School Hub
Community Hub
102 Hothlyn Dr
Craigieburn 3064

2019 Culturally Diverse PG - Craigieburn South 2019 Culturally Diverse PG - Craigieburn South (1695 KB)


Learning Together
Parent & Child English Language Program
Tuesdays
9:30am-12:30pm
Craigieburn Sth Primary School Hub
102 Hotthlyn Dr
Craigieburn 3064
 

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Craigieburn North All Talk Playgroup - Mt. Ridley
(Arabic / English)
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mt. Ridley College
Community Hub - Early Years
2 - 30 Hampton street
Craigieburn

All Talk Playgroup - Mt. Ridley [Eng-Arabic] All Talk Playgroup - Mt. Ridley [Eng-Arabic] (2327 KB)

Indian Playgroup Craigieburn  Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Newbury Child & Community Centre 
440 Grand Boulevard
Craigieburn

Indian Playgroup Craigieburn [Eng-Hindi] Indian Playgroup Craigieburn [Eng-Hindi] (1370 KB)

Learning Together
Parent & Child English Language Program
Monday
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Newbury Child & Community Center 
440 Grand Boulevard
Craigieburn

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Learning Together 
Parent & Child English Language Program
 
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Mt. Ridley College 
Community Hub - Early Years
2 - 30 Hampton street
Craigieburn

 

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Meadow Heights  Arabic Playgroup

Monday
9:30am - 11:30am
Meadow Heights Primary School
Community Early Learning Centre
Paringa Blvd, Meadow Heights


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Culturally Diverse Playgroup  Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Bethal Primary School
Community Hub,
26-52 Eldorado Cres,
Meadow Heights

2019 Culturally Diverse PG - Meadow Hts 2019 Culturally Diverse PG - Meadow Hts (686 KB)


Roxburgh Park  Assyrian Chaldean Playgroup


Thursday
9:30am - 11:30am
Roxburgh Park Rise
Primary School

Cnr Bluebird Way & Lockwood Drive
Roxburgh Park

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All Talk Playgroup - Roxburgh Rise
(Arabic/English) 
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Roxburgh Rise Primary School
Cnr Lockwood Dr,
Roxburgh Park

All Talk Playgroup - Roxburgh [Eng-Arabic] All Talk Playgroup - Roxburgh [Eng-Arabic] (2328 KB)

 
Wallan *New Program

Indian Playgroup
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 am 
Wallan Family and Children's Centre, 
71 Stanley St, Wallan 

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Arabic Playgroup  Fridays
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wallan Family and Children's Centre,
71 Stanley St, Wallan

Sinhalese Playgroup Mondays
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wallan Family and Children's Centre,
71 Stanley St, Wallan






Melton 
Melton South   African Mothers & Children's Group 

Tueday
9:00am - 10:30am        
(School term) 
St. Anthony's Primary School
Wilson Road, Melton South 

For more information contact:
Kare Diacono 8754 0512
[email protected]
          
                                                           

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Caroline Springs  Cross-Cultural Playgroup Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Springside Children’s Community Centre
22-50 Becca Way, Caroline Springs

For more information, contact:
Playgroup Facilitator:

Khay – 0432 390 068

VICSEG Braybrook office-8398 5000

Cross Cultural Playgroup - Caroline Springs [Flyer] Cross Cultural Playgroup - Caroline Springs [Flyer] (756 KB)

 
Kurunjang  Cross-Cultural Playgroup Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Kurunjang Primary School
Mowbray Crescent, Kurunjang

For more information, contact:
Playgroup Facilitator:

Aye Moe – 0432 056 154

VICSEG Braybrook office-8398 5000

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Wyndham Playgroups 
Werribee  Karen/Burmese Playgroup                        
 
Thursday
10:00am - 12:00pm               
VICSEG Playgroup
C/o Riverdene Kindergarten
28 Parramatta Rd, Werribee 

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512

[email protected]

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Chin/Burmese Playgroup

Friday
9:30am - 11:30pm 
Wyndham Park Community Centre
Room 1
55 - 57 Kookaburra Ave, Werribee 


For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512

[email protected]


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Refugee Multicultural Playgroup
 
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Community Hub Room
Wyndham Park Primary School
Kookaburra Ave, Werribee

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512
[email protected]
 

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Refugee Multicultural Playgroup

Tuesday
10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Hub Room
Wyndham Park Primary School
Kookaburra Ave, Werribee

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512
[email protected]


Iranian Playgroup
Wednesday 
11:30am - 1:00pm

Community Hub Room
Wyndham Park Primary School
Kookaburra Ave, Werribee

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512
[email protected]

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Tarneit
 
Refugee Multicultural Playgroup Tuesday 1:15pm - 3:15pm Penrose Promenade Community Centre
Room 3
83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit

For more informaiton contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512
[email protected]

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Manor Lakes  South Sudanese
Women & Children's Playgroup
Wednesday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm                     
Manor Lakes Learning Centre
Room 3
86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Wyndham Vale

For more information contact
Karen Diacono 8754 0512 
[email protected]

 

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Wyndham Vale  Refugee Multicultural Playgroup  Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Iramoo Community Centre
Main Hall
84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale 

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512
[email protected]

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