We are a peak body representing over 35 volunteer-led community playgroups and 15 organisational playgroups, including child and family centres and neighbourhood and community houses. Each year over 500 families engage with Playgroup Tasmania as members with even more attending playgroups each week.
Playgroup Tasmania is best known for delivering high impact Community Playgroup Support, however we also administer the cost-effective Supported Playgroup Program – PlayConnect, a program of facilitated, supported playgroups currently funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services (DSS). PlayConnect playgroups offer a ‘soft entry’ for families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder -like symptoms to be connected with wider support and relevant information.
Playgroup Tasmania operates with a voluntary Board of Governance and a small permanent staffing, including a CEO, playgroup development officers and administration staff across the three regions.