Elwood Community Playgroup is a not-for-profit playgroup for children aged 0 to 5 years old, run by a committee of volunteer parents. Located at 51 Broadway, Elwood, we are open Monday to Friday, 9am–6pm offering a place for families to feel at home – to connect, to play, to grow. Our centre has an array of age-appropriate toys and resources and boasts two playrooms both with beautiful outdoor spaces. Elwood Community Playgroup is open to all Elwood residents, if you are a new parent, or have just moved into the area and have a child/children aged 0-5 years, we’d love you to join us.
We have a fully equipped kitchen that includes a microwave, kettle, toaster, oven and fridge/freezer. We also have highchairs, baby change facilities and mini toddler toilets / sinks in each room.
Our 0 to 15-month-old room offers a welcoming space for new parents to feel comfortable and safe in their new role, with the support of their parents’ group. The baby room offers couches for parents and soft mats for babies, baby change facilities, age appropriate toys, sensory areas and a beautiful shaded outdoor area for the older babes to explore. If your group is ready to move to the Back Room sooner than 15 months this can be discussed and arranged by speaking with the Back Room Coordinator.
Our 15 month to 5-year-old room is a place to let the imagination run wild. Let your little one whip you up a delicious meal in the play kitchen, engineer their own amazing designs in the construction space or roll about in our fantastic soft play. Our Back Yard allows children to go on a bear hunt, drive around the track, play on the swings or drive our very own tram around Melbourne, the possibilities are endless!
Our playgroup sessions are friendly and informal. Groups are allocated by your child’s age. Each group is allocated a two hour time slot each week, as well as being given the option of attending our Open House sessions and Dad’s Group on Sundays. Please read more about about your Membership and Playgroup Rules.
We run a very popular Dad’s Playgroup every Sunday from 10am-12pm, please contact Matt, our Dad’s Group Rep if you would like to attend.
You can book our play centre on a Saturday and Sunday to use as an extended playgroup session, hold a first aid course or celebrate a child’s birthday. Please check out our Weekend Bookings information here.