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Playgroup at Barkly Square with the Ballarat Toy Library

Please note that during October, the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House will continue to operate remotely. This means that we are not able to run Playgroup face-to-face. When restrictions allow, we will resume Playgroup with limited numbers. Please contact us to find out more.

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is partnering with the Ballarat Toy Library to run a casual, drop-in Playgroup on Tuesday mornings during school term.

We would like to thank our wonderful Social Work student, Fiona, who has established the Playgroup and wish her well as she continues her studies. We welcome Steph, a long-time key volunteer from the Ballarat Toy Library, who has worked for years in the children's services sector. Steph will be facilitating the Playgroup until the end of Term 3, 2021.

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When we are operating remotely, Playgroup is often held online on Tuesday mornings during school term between 10.30 am and 11.30 am. Our Playgroup Coordinator, Steph, has a story to read and some songs to sing with your children. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text us on 0422 612 052 for the Zoom link.
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When we are able to meet again face-to-face, Playgroup will be held at Barkly Square, Ballarat East:

When: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Tuesdays during school term

Where: Orange chairs near A Pot of Courage cafe, downstairs from the Ballarat Toy Library. When the weather permits, we are able to access the encolsed courtyard.
Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East.

Who: Parents/carers and their babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children.

Cost: Free of charge. This activity is supported through a grant from the Ballarat Foundation.

Food/Drink: A Pot of Courage Cafe will be open for take away coffee and cake.

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The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Playgroup is a member of Playgroup Victoria. Family Memberships to Playgroup Victoria are free of charge and include access to a range of great online resources.