If you’ve just had a baby, you may want to join a playgroup. Here are the benefits of joining a playgroup for first-time mums and dads, and where you can find one in your local area.

You might be hesitant to join a playgroup, but it’s a chance to share your experiences as a parent. While the kids get to play, it’s a time to chat to other parents who are experiencing the same things with their little ones.

Playgroups also offer:

–          Support network
–          Break from home, and potential isolation
–          New friends, for both you and your child
–          Chance to learn about different ways of parenting
–          Child care options and babysitter opportunities
–          Positive, social environment for your little one

When choosing a playgroup:

To join a playgroup – they won’t find you, you will have to find it!

There is a Playgroup Association in every state and territory, to help you find a local playgroup which will suit your family’s specific needs.

Here are some playgroups located in the Brisbane area: 

Koala Kids Playgroup – Alexandra Hills

Thursdays 9:30am – 11:30am

All Saints Catholic school playgroup – Albany Creek

Fridays 9am-11am

Lively lambs playgroup – Yeronga

Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Brissie Expat playgroup – Ascot

Fridays 9am- noon

Community Dads’ playgroup – Crestmead

Wednesdays 9am – noon

Smarties playgroup – Arana Hills

Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Happy house playgroup – Forest Lake

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:30am

Bethania rascals’ playgroup – Bethania

Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Playgroup – Balmoral

Fridays 9:30am – 11:30am

 

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