The joy of this is that the wider community benefit is not the intent of the community playgroup rather it is an inevitable consequence of it. This celebratory publication is a collection of stories, articles, evidence and case studies to highlight and support the positive role of playgroups.

Community Playgroups began to flourish from the 1970’s. Today, across Australia, over 8,000 Community Playgroups meet each week in church halls, public parks, local government buildings and wherever else a venue can be found. Every week 200,000 parents/carers organise, voluntarily participate in and fund or partially fund their own Community Playgroup.