Supported Playgroups

The Smalltalk supported playgroups provide a place for you and your child to play and socialise with others, supported by an early childhood professional. They are free, provide a healthy morning tea and are offered across the Shire.
Supported playgroup programs are for eligible families (see enrolment criteria below) attending with a child(ren) aged 0 to school age. Delivered over 10 weeks, they provide tips and strategies to support your child’s learning in a fun and relaxed way.
The playgroups also a great way to meet other families with children in your area!

The program is offered during school terms in:

  • Avenel – Monday, 10am to noon | Uniting Church building, 10 Queen St
  • Nagambie – Tuesday, 10am to noon | Nagambie Lakes Community House, 363 High St
  • Euroa – Wednesday, 10am to noon | Euroa Primary Schoolhouse, Clifton St

Enrolment Criteria

To enrol families must meet at least one of these criteria:

  • Holder of Health Care Card or equivalent
  • Identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Caring for children in kinship (out of home care)
  • Children referred by Child First or Child Protection
  • Families enrolled in enhanced Maternal and Child Health Services
  • Some families may qualify under social isolation, or for in-home support either separate to, or in addition to supported playgroup.

Facilitator: Candy Wunsch | Phone: 0459 792 939 | Email:

Community Playgroups

There are several community playgroups operating within the Strathbogie Shire. To search for a play group near you please visit the Playgroup Victoria website:


Kindergarten provides developmentally-appropriate programs that further the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of children. Strathbogie Shire’s kindergartens offer both 3-year-old and 4-year old-kindergarten services.

To find out more about the benefits of kindergarten and to find your closest kindergarten, visit

To inquire about enrollment and register your interest, contact kindergartens directly.