Playgroups

Nunawading Toy Library hosts a number of playgroups and we currently have vacancies for new playgroups to commence. The playgroups at Nunawading Toy Library are run by the families attending (ie. there is no assigned ‘leader’), so it is up to the attendees to arrange the activities for the children at each session.

Why Join a Playgroup?

Playgroups are for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. They provide opportunities for enjoyable and regular outings where children are provided with play opportunities, and the adults can share their parenting ideas and experiences.

Playgroups provide a range of benefits to both children and their parents. For children the benefits relate to the contribution that play makes to child development, while for parents playgroup offers social support and reduces social isolation.

Facilities

NTL Playgroups is hosted by the Nunawading Toy Library in a former kindergarten building. This means that the facilities are ideally suited to children and include:

  • secure outdoor playground area
  • play equipment including swings
  • large sandpit
  • secure indoor play area
  • child-sized tables and chairs
  • a large range of toys suitable for children aged from 6 months to 6 years (different toys will be made available for Playgroup use each week)
  • full kitchen facilities including fridge, oven and microwave
  • child-sized toilets and hand washing facilities

Cost

The cost is $3 per family per session (or $3 per child for Family Day Carers) and is paid per school term.

Playgroup Victoria Membership

Playgroup Victoria Membership is compulsory for all NTL Playgroup families in order to ensure comprehensive insurance coverage.

The cost for this is $35 per family (for 12 months membership) or $25 concession.

A family may attend a maximum of two NTL Playgroup sessions before obtaining Playgroup Victoria Membership.

When do NTL Playgroups Run?

Playgroups operate during the school term and are closed during school holidays. Playgroup does not run on recognised public holidays.

Playgroup Enquiries

If you have an existing Playgroup/Mother’s Group looking for somewhere to meet, please use our online form to contact us and check availability.