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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.

Playgroup Australia Pre-Budget Submission: 2018-19

Playgroup Australia and our State & Territory Organisations (STOs) proposed a National Supported Playgroup Program designed to provide flexible cost effective solutions to the following cohorts:
• families that have a member with a disability or special need (parent and/or child),
• families with mental health challenges (including post-natal depression/anxiety),
• Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) families, and
• grandparents.

Playgroup Australia Pre-Budget Submission: 2018-19

The reach of Playgroups across Australia and their benefits for children’s development: A comparison of 2012 and 2015 AEDC data

Examining the impact of playgroup attendance on children’s transition to school. Produced by the Telethon Kids Institute, 2017.
Impact of playgroup on child development – Feb 2017 – FINAL REPORT


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.
It takes a village to raise a child PDF

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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