Find a playgroup or toy library

Playgroups are a great way for children to socialise and grow in the wider community. Whether you want to join a playgroup or toy library in Glen Eira, or even start your own playgroup, we'll point you in the right direction.

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Playgroups

Why join a playgroup?

Playgroups bring young children, parents and families together. They help children develop physically, socially and emotionally. 

Visit Playgroup Victoria to learn more about the benefits of playgroups. 

Find a supported playgroup

We operate a range of free supported playgroups for our community. Places are limited and eligibility criteria may apply.

Playgroup Venue Frequency

Smalltalk

Smalltalk assists you to gain extra ideas about how to use everyday opportunities and activities to enhance your child’s learning, development and well-being.

Attendance by referral. Please speak with your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.

Self-referral also available 

Orrong Road Kindergarten
55 Orrong Road, Elsternwick
Monday morning during school terms

 

GEKA Mckinnon Kindergarten
220 McKinnon Road, McKinnon

Wednesday afternoon during school term

 

Moongala Community House
824 Centre Road, Bentleigh East
Tuesday morning during school terms

Playsteps

Playsteps is a parenting program which aims to support you in understanding your child's behaviour and communication.

Attendance by referral. Please speak with your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.

Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Centre

Corner Royal and Rosedale Avenues, Glen Huntly

Wednesday Afternoon for 8 weeks during school terms

Mothergoose

This program is based on the oral traditions of rhymes, songs and storytelling. It's a great resource for to use during daily routines and activities, enhancing the relationship between you and your young child.

Attendance by referral. Please speak with your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.

Carnegie Library and Community Centre
Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Thursday morning during school terms

Glen Eira Dads group

This is an opportunity to spend time with your child and meet other dads in a relaxed setting. Drop-in and enjoy the fun and activities.

Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Centre
Corner Royal and Rosedale Avenues, Glen Huntly

Once a month on Thursday and Saturday

2+ connect playgroup

This group is aimed for parents with more than one child, who are looking to connect with other families in the Glen Eira. Please call MCH admin on 9524 3403 to register your attendance.

Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Centre
Corner Royal and Rosedale Avenues, Glen Huntly

Friday once a month

Play Spot

Carnegie Children’s Multipurpose Room
7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Six playgroups per year

Start or join a community playgroup

Visit Playgroup Victoria to join or start a playgroup in Glen Eira.

Playgroup Venue Contact

Acorns Community Playgroup

Oaktree Anglican
281 Glen Eira Road, Caulfield

playgroups@oaktreeanglican.org.au

Coatesville Uniting Church Playgroup

Coatesville Uniting Church
Corner North and Mackie Roads, Bentleigh East

coatesvilleplaygroup@gmail.com

Eastleigh Playgroup

Eastleigh Community Church
216 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East

bat4us@bigpond.com

Elsternwick Toddlers Playgroup Inc

Uniting Church Hall
Foster Street, Elsternwick

etpmembership@gmail.com

Glenhuntly Playgroup Inc

Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health Centre
Corner Rosedale and Royal Avenues, Glen Huntly

glenhuntlyplaygroup@gmail.com

Humpty Dumpty Playgroup

Uniting Church Hall
497 Centre Road, Bentleigh

Thursday
emma.crothers7@gmail.com

Little Blue Wrens Steiner Older Activity Roster Playgroup

Moorleigh Community Village
90-92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East

taraleighactivity@gmail.com

McKinnon Playgroup

Reformed Presbyterian Church Hall
261a McKinnon Road, McKinnon

mckinnonpg@gmail.com

Murrumbeena Playgroup Inc.

Koornang Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena

murrumbeenaplaygroup@mail.com

Ormond Community Playgroup

St Kevin's Primary School
6 Glen Orme Road, Ormond

 

Play Connections

Carnegie Children’s Multipurpose Room
7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

Bentleigh Bayside Community Health Intake Team 9575 5322

Taraleigh Steiner Playgroup

Moorleigh Community Centre
90-92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East

taraleighplaygroup@gmail.com

Tuesday Tots Playgroup

Moongala Community Centre
824 Centre Road, Bentleigh East

admin@moongala.org.au

Toy Libraries

At a toy library you can borrow from a vast array of well-made toys that have been designed to support your child’s skill development and imagination. Toy libraries aim to support families and encourage togetherness with quality time spent playing with children.

Find a toy library

Toy libraries are a great way to save money, give your children new toys and remove unused toys. 

Caulfield Community Toy Library

12 Munro Avenue, Carnegie
t: 0448 770 142
e: cctoylibrary@gmail.com

Moorabbin Area Toy Library

Moorleigh Community Village
90-92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East
t: 9570 3590
e: moortoylib@gmail.com

Visit About toy libraries at Toy Libraries Australia to learn more about toy libraries.

 


 

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