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Come and join us at VACCA’s Koorie Kids Playgroup in a culturally safe, fun and empowering environment for families with children aged 5 years and under.

We support vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to prepare for kindergarten and school. Our playgroups are culturally safe, fun and empowering environment for families with children aged five years and under.

A parent or carer has to attend the playgroup with their child(ren).

What we offer

  • Play with other Koorie kids, have fun and experience culture in all activities
  • A playgroup that operates in five locations during school terms, delivered at community venues and through a mobile playgroup bus
  • Informal support for parents and carers.
  • Assist parents with other services available from local councils and health services.

We help ensure young children are growing up health and culturally strong. We want our kids to be ready for kindergarten and school and families have support and confidence to enrol their children and regularly attend.   

Get started

If you have a child or children five years and under and are interested in knowing more, please get in touch today.

Northern Locations

Mondays 12:15pm – 2:15pm (Melton South)
DJ Cummingham Reserve,
Exford Rd, Melton South

Tuesdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Darebin)
Minajalku Healing Centre
11 Rossmoyne St, Thornbury

Wednesdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Thomastown)
Carrington Boulevard Children’s Centre
66 Carrington  Boulevard, Thomastown

Thursdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Wyndham Vale)
Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre
86 Manor Lakes Boulevard, Wyndham Vale

Southern Locations

Tuesdays 10:30am – 1:00pm
Arena Child and Family Centre
22 Curran Drive, Officer

Wednesdays 10:30am – 1:00pm
Montague Park Playgroup Hall
Bentley Place, Frankston

Thursdays 10:30am – 1:00pm
Cranbourne Community House
49 Valepark Crescent, Cranbourne

Fridays 10:30am – 1:00pm
Wallaroo Community House
6 Wallaroo Place, Hastings

To register your details and for more information, you can contact the VACCA playgroup team in your region.
Northern Region – 03 9287 8800
Southern Region – 03 9701 4200

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