Our multicultural playgroups in Kurunjang and Caroline Springs supporting families new to Australia


Playing and learning

FREE multicultural playgroups are being offered to families from around the world who now call Melton home.

Organised by VICSEG in both Caroline Springs and Kurunjang, the playgroups have been running for two years and host between 10 and 15 children from across the west each week.

VICSEG playgroup programs co-ordinator Surmeli Aydogan said the playgroups target families who are new to Australia, and already a huge range of nationalities were involved.

“In Caroline Springs we have children with Portuguese, Filipino, Thai-Chinese, Egyptian, Indian and Australian heritage while in Kurunjang people are coming from Indian, South Sudanese, Maltese, Vietnamese and Australian backgrounds,’’ Ms Aydogan said.

She said families were travelling from Caroline Springs, Taylor Hill, Sydenham, Hillside, Deer Park, Kurunjang and Melton.

Run during school terms, Ms Aydogan said the playgroups offered a variety of options that caters to children aged up to five years old.

Playgroups are held at Kurunjang Primary School on Wednesday from 9am-11am and Springside Children’s and Community Centre on Monday from 10am-noon.

Details: 8398 5000.

Ref: Leader (Melton) - Issue Thursday, March 10, 2015