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]

Inner Western Playgroups (Brimbank, Maribyrnong)

Contact Kirsten MacKenzie  Tel. 8398 5000 / 0427 437 324 Email: [email protected]

Western Playgroups (Melton, Caroline Springs, 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.

Evidence into Action-Learning Together Parent and Child English Literacy Program_2016 Evidence into Action-Learning Together Parent and Child English Literacy Program_2016 (4044 KB)


Final evaluation report-Learning Together Parent and Child English Literacy Program_2016 Final evaluation report-Learning Together Parent and Child English Literacy Program_2016 (1056 KB)




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


South East 
Springvale  All Talk Playgroup
Burmese
Tuesdays
9:30 am - 11:30 am
*NEW

South East Community Links
5 Osborne Ave
Springvale, Vic 3171

Christine and Mai (facilitators)

2020 All Talk Springvale [Burmese] 2020 All Talk Springvale [Burmese] (6335 KB)



Dandenong  Hazara - Afghani Playgroup
Tuesdays 
9:30 am - 11:30 am
*NEW

South East Community Links
186 Foster Street East,
Dandenong, Vic 3175

Asia (facilitator)

2020 Hazara-Afghani Playgroup Dandenong 2020 Hazara-Afghani Playgroup Dandenong (1001 KB)

Culturally Diverse Playgroup  Thurdays 
9:30 am - 11:30 am
*NEW

South East Community Links
186 Foster Street East,
Dandenong, Vic 3175

Asia (facilitator)
 

2020 Culturally Diverse PG Dandenong 2020 Culturally Diverse PG Dandenong (826 KB)





Moreland 
Glenroy
                     
Arabic Women's Group
 
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 am 

 
*NEW 

Bell Vue Park Primary School 
Morell St, Glenroy 3046

For more information contact:
Sayanti Bhatta
[email protected]

 
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South Asian Women's Group  Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
*NEW

Glenroy Library
737 Pascoe Vale Rd,
Glenroy VIC 3046 

For more information contact:
Sayanti Bhatta
[email protected]
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Brimbank & Maribyrnong Playgroups 
Braybrook

Burmese Playgroup
Tuesday 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm    
(School term)                     
Braybrook Early Learning Centre
107 - 139 Churchill Avenue,
Braybrook

For more information contact:
Playgroup Facilitator: Moe – 0421 486 096

MCC Bicultural worker: Sayama Nguri - 0412 648 094                                

2020 Burmese Playgroup [Braybrook] 2020 Burmese Playgroup [Braybrook] (1212 KB)

 

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                                      

2020 Tamil Playgroup - Sunshine [Eng-Tamil] 2020 Tamil Playgroup - Sunshine [Eng-Tamil] (1228 KB)


Par Mawi Burmese Playgroup  Wednesday 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm Salvation Army Hall

42 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine

For more information, contact:
Playgroup Facilitator: Moe – 0421 486 096

VICSEG New Futures Braybrook Office – 8398 5000

2020 Par Mawi Playgroup [Sunshine] 2020 Par Mawi Playgroup [Sunshine] (1413 KB)

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

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

VICSEG Braybrook office: 03 8398 5000

2020 Indian Nepalese Bangladeshi Family Social Support Group [West Footscray] 2020 Indian Nepalese Bangladeshi Family Social Support Group [West Footscray] (1524 KB)

St. Albans  Learning Together Parent & Child English Language Program  Mondays
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(School term) 
Holy Eucharist Primary School 
(enter via school reception – Chedgey Drive)   
1A Oleander Dr,
St Albans VIC 3021

For more information contact:
Kirsten MacKenzie (VICSEG)
(03) 8398 5000 / 0427 437 324

Adella Howard (Community Hub Leader) 
0423 435 331 

LTP_St. Albans Holy Eucharist [Flyer 2020] LTP_St. Albans Holy Eucharist [Flyer 2020] (829 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 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

 

2020 Arabic Playgroup [Thomastown - English-Arabic] 2020 Arabic Playgroup [Thomastown - English-Arabic] (1796 KB)

 
Vietnamese Women's Social Support Group  Thursdays
9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Little Red Schoolhouse,
Thomastown Primary School,
6 Spring Street, Thomastown
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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
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)

Culturally Diverse Playgroup

Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dallas Brooks Community Hub
(enter via Werribee Street)
Dallas Brooks Community Primary School,
26-36 King St,Dallas

2020 Culturally Diverse PG [Dallas DBCPS Hub] 2020 Culturally Diverse PG [Dallas DBCPS Hub] (844 KB)


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

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

LearningTogether_Coolaroo_Brochure LearningTogether_Coolaroo_Brochure (777 KB)


LearningTogether_Coolaroo_Flyer LearningTogether_Coolaroo_Flyer (628 KB)


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 

2019 Middle Eastern Social support Group - Craigieburn 2019 Middle Eastern Social support Group - Craigieburn (1115 KB)

 
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

 

LTP_Craigieburn Mt.Ridley 2019 LTP_Craigieburn Mt.Ridley 2019 (687 KB)

 
Meadow Heights  Arabic Playgroup

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


2020 Arabic PG Meadow Heights [ENGLISH-ARABIC] 2020 Arabic PG Meadow Heights [ENGLISH-ARABIC] (1419 KB)


Roxburgh Park  Assyrian Chaldean Playgroup


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

Cnr Bluebird Way & Lockwood Drive
Roxburgh Park

2020 Assyrian Chaldean Syriac PG Roxburgh Park [ENGLISH-ARABIC] 2020 Assyrian Chaldean Syriac PG Roxburgh Park [ENGLISH-ARABIC] (1148 KB)

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

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Melton 
Melton    African Mothers & Children's Group
Horn of Africa Playgroup 

Tueday
11:00am - 1:00pm        
(School term) 
St. Anthony's Primary School
Wilson Road, Melton South 

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

2019 St Anthony's PS African Playgroup 2019 St Anthony's PS African Playgroup (1443 KB)


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

Cross Cultural Playgroup - Kurunjang [Flyer] Cross Cultural Playgroup - Kurunjang [Flyer] (904 KB)

 






Wyndham Playgroups 
Werribee  Karen/Burmese Playgroup                        
 
Thursday
10:00am - 12:00pm               
VICSEG Playgroup
C/o Wyndham Park Kindergarten,
53 Kookaburra Avenue, Werribee 

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512

[email protected]

2020 Karen Playgroup Group 2020 Karen Playgroup Group (667 KB)

       


Chin/Burmese Playgroup

Tueday
10:30am - 12:30pm 
Community Hub Room
Wyndham Park Primary School
Kookaburra Ave, Werribee

For more information contact:
Karen Diacono 03 8754 0512

[email protected]


2020 Chin Burmese PG Werribee 2020 Chin Burmese PG Werribee (1229 KB)


Refugee Multicultural Playgroup
 
Monday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
 
Community Hub Room
Wyndham Park Primary School
Kookaburra Ave, Werribee

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

2020 Refugee Multicultural PG [Werribee] 2020 Refugee Multicultural PG [Werribee] (1228 KB)



Karenni Playgroup

Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm
VICSEG Playgroup
C/o College Road Kindergarten,
34 College Road, Werribee

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

2020 Karenni Playgroup Group 2020 Karenni Playgroup Group (664 KB)

 

Iranian Playgroup
Wednesday 
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]

2020 Iranian Playgroup [Werribee] 2020 Iranian Playgroup [Werribee] (1099 KB)


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]

2020 Refugee Multicultural Playgroups [Tarneit & Wyndham Vale] 2020 Refugee Multicultural Playgroups [Tarneit & Wyndham Vale] (801 KB)


Horn of Africa Playgroup  Friday 12:30pm - 2:30pm   Penrose Promenade Community Centre
Room 3
83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit

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

2020 Horn of Africa Playgroup [Tarneit] 2020 Horn of Africa Playgroup [Tarneit] (1262 KB)

 
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]

 

2019 Sth Sudanese Playgroup 2019 Sth Sudanese Playgroup (784 KB)


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]

2020 Refugee Multicultural Playgroups [Tarneit & Wyndham Vale] 2020 Refugee Multicultural Playgroups [Tarneit & Wyndham Vale] (801 KB)

 



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