Elwood Community Playgroup

Elwood Community Playgroup is an inclusive and friendly playgroup for children aged 0 to 5 years old, run by a committee of volunteer parents. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm, offering a place for families to feel at home - to connect, to play, to grow. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates, and watch our informational video below to see what playgroup is all about.

Becoming a Member

Please note we do not offer trial plays; everyone attending ECP must be a paid member. We encourage potential members to watch our informational video. We run playgroup tours on an ad-hoc basis. All tours are organised by our volunteer parents, at a time that suits them - please be patient with us! Please do not ask for individual tours.

To sign up, please visit our Join page. If you wish to find out more about playgroup please read on. If you have specific questions, please Contact us.

Membership Fees

Annual, Auto-renewing Family Membership: $80 (Health Care Cardholder: $40)

This includes the whole family and covers your Playgroup Membership, Playgroup Victoria Membership, public liability insurance, tea/coffee, fundraising. 

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Playgroup Sessions  

Elwood Playgroup members can attend playgroup as often as they like, Monday to Friday. We have groups for babies aged 0 - 18months in our Front Roomgroups meet for a 2-hour play session once per week. Please check our Timetable for group times. 

Our Back Room is aimed at children aged 12 months to 5 years old and is 'Open House' every weekday 9am - 6pm, meaning that you can come and play anytime within those hours. 

With your membership, you can also attend Dad's Group on Sundays and fabulous Member EventsBoth playrooms have an array of fantastic age-appropriate toys and games to entertain your little one. We also have 2 playgrounds, a fully equipped kitchen, highchairs, baby change facilities and mini toddler toilets/sinks.


Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm for Groups and Open House (Timetable)

Saturday & Sundays: for Private Weekend Bookings

Sunday: 10am-12pm for Dad's Group

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Dad's Playgroup  

Are you a Dad that would like to connect with other Dads? We run a very popular Dad's Playgroup on Sundays from 10am-12pm. Please contact our Dad's Group Rep if you would like to attend.

Weekend Bookings  

Our fantastic play centre is available to our members on a Saturday or Sunday for private booking. Come and celebrate your child’s birthday, enjoy an extended playgroup session or hold a first aid course. Find out more about Weekend Bookings.


Mums & Bubs Fitness 

Classes run three times a week. Classes are casual, suit any fitness level and are only $15 for ECP members. Email Kristel at: fitwomenbayside@gmail.com for more information. 

Tuesday 9.30am-10.30am    

Thursday 10.15am-11am    

Saturday 8.30am-9.30am

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Elwood Toy Library

We are pleased to support our fantastic local Toy Library! With over 2000 toys, it's the perfect place to join for parents of young children! Located at the Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 87 Tennyson Street, Elwood, and open from 9.30-11.30am Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Find out more!