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Playgroup Australia has produced or commissioned various research and reports. Our research helps us provide better support to families. If you require further information about these documents, please contact us.

Relationships matter: The social and economic benefits of community playgroups

Examining the social and economic benefits of community playgroups. Produced by the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, 2016.
Relationships Matter RMIT Report (PDF, 7.9mb)

It takes a village to raise a child: The influence and impact of playgroups across Australia

A quantitative evaluation of community playgroups across Australia. Produced by the Telethon Kids Institute, 2016.
The influence and impact of playgroups across Australia (PDF, 16.5mb)

Playgroup venues

This research was conducted by Dr Ian McShane from RMIT in 2015. The research looked at policy and operational trends related to community facilities and venues that community playgroups typically use, but are finding increasingly difficult to access.
Venues research report (PDF, 2.4mb).

40 Years of Playgroup

A celebration of 40 years of connecting communities through playgroups. Featuring research and guest articles. Produced by Playgroup Australia, 2013.
40 Years of Playgroup: Celebrating Our Story of Connecting Communities (PDF, 1.7mb)

Other publications

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