New Smalltalk playgroups bring parents and children together for fun

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LOOKING AHEAD: The supported playgroup mornings have a strong focus on strategies that will prepare children for their school years and include a snack break, stories and songs.

LOOKING AHEAD: The supported playgroup mornings have a strong focus on strategies that will prepare children for their school years and include a snack break, stories and songs.

Parents with young babies and children can now join welcoming and inviting supported playgroups at Daylesford and Creswick.

The new, free supported playgroup sessions are funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Smalltalk supported playgroups include themed weeks, with a strong focus on promoting children’s development through play. Mums, dads and carers are also guided through the early challenges involved with parenting and raising children.

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Playgroup co-ordinator Cynthia Williams says, “The supported playgroup sessions give parents more confidence and opportunities to focus on their children and meet other parents and caregivers in their communities.” 

Smalltalk supported playgroups include themed weeks, with a strong focus on promoting children’s development through play.

The two hour weekly sessions are held for 10 weeks during school terms and involve indoor as well as outdoor activities.

Parents eligible to attend may hold a Health Care Card, be referred by a Hepburn Health Maternal and Child Health nurse, be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent or self register. To discuss eligibility with a coordinator and register, call 5321 6550 or email smalltalk@hhs.vic.gov.au.

Daylesford sessions are held from 9.30am to 11.30am on Tuesdays, while the Creswick sessions are on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am.