National Programs

Playgroup Australia supports our state and territory organisations to deliver playgroups to their communities.

Nurture Support Connect

Community Playgroups

Build your community, your way! Our community playgroups meet regularly for play-based learning, social connection and peer support among parents and carers. The groups are mostly volunteer-led, so you can build it your way. Our member and partner organisations provide all the support you need to get a playgroup up and running, or to keep running smoothly.

PALS Inclusive Playgroups

Play and Learn Supported (PALS) inclusive playgroups bring together families and children with and without disability. Share in activities that help us connect, build awareness and foster inclusive communities. Everyone is welcome and included at PALS!


PlayTogether is a project that builds inclusion in our community playgroups. Would you like every child to feel welcome and included in your playgroup? Our expert staff provide advice, training and support to playgroup leaders and participants in how to include all children and families, especially those with disability and additional needs.

Intergenerational Playgroups

Intergenerational playgroups are bridging generational gaps and reducing isolation within communities. Held in residential aged care facilities and community settings, intergenerational playgroups bring together our youngest and oldest citizens, to share wisdom, joy and play.

Play + Learn Together

What happens when you’re not at playgroup? You Play + Learn Together at home! Our  website provides parents and carers with a suite of home-based activities to support children’s learning, developed by early childhood experts. The website is a collaborative effort between Playgroup Australia, the University of Wollongong and Early Childhood Australia.


Since 2009, our playgroup organisations have been delivering PlayConnect playgroups for children with autism or autism-like characteristics. In 2023, the program’s name is changing – but our playgroup organisations will continue to deliver the same high standard of support, and even more services, in collaboration with Autism Queensland.