A supported playgroup has a professional facilitator who works with specific groups of families and is funded at no or low cost.
The City of Ballarat’s new Supported Playgroup Program will help build parenting skills while families are having fun together during playgroup activities. The weekly sessions are supported by a trained facilitator and there is an option of a home visit to support learning in the home. These playgroups are open to families who have a Health Care Card.
The Connecting Schools and Community Playgroups are supported by a playgroup coordinator and education students at Australian Catholic University (ACU). The playgroups meet at the following local schools:
Sebastopol Primary School
Lumen Christi Primary School
St. Aloysius Primary School
Phoenix P-12 Community College – Redan Junior Campus
Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School
For more information, contact the Connecting Schools and Communities Coordinator at P: 0457 797 315.