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Playgroup


Cunnamulla Playgroup - Wednesday at Centenary Park, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thargomindah Playgroup - Thursday at Memorial Park, 10:30am - 12:30pm


Quilpie Playgroup - Monday at Quilpie Shire Library, 10:30am - 12:30pm


Please call Amy on 0460 426 737 for more information and to check if sessions are running.  You can get also get up to date details from our Facebook page.

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Playgroup Queensland Ltd (PGQ) has received funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Education (DOE) to support mobile facilitated playgroups in the Paroo, Bulloo and Quilpie Local Government Areas (LGAs).

 

The key focus of the Paroo Contact Children’s Mobile (PCCM) playgroup is to engage remote, rural and isolated families and help them better connect to their community, become aware of local services and support children transition smoothly into Early Childhood Services and schooling. 


The PCCM playgroup will engage families with children under school age who live in the Paroo, Bulloo and Quilpie LGA communities. Delivered by a Playgroup Co-ordinator with support from a Play Helper, these playgroups will assist parents and carers in connecting with local support services, connect with their community and provide developmentally appropriate play activities for children. Children will also be assisted to build on their developmental milestones and enhance school readiness.


PCCM and Contact have a formal partnership arrangement that defines both Contact and PCCM will explore funding and service delivery actions to sustain PCCM into the future and best meet child and family requirements in the region.

 

PCCM is an Incorporated independent Association and up will offer a parent and community reference group monitoring and informing the playgroup child and family service delivery and provide an operational base, vehicle and child related equipment whilst Contact has the responsibility for governance, employment, service delivery and accountability responsibilities for the PCCM Queensland playgroups.

 

Contact and Playgroup Queensland will work in partnership to deliver the PCCM playgroup and support PCCM staff members to facilitate the supported playgroups. 


Playgroup Delivery 


The PCCM playgroup program will be delivered in agreed communities in the Bulloo, Paroo and Quilpie LGAs offering two playgroup sessions per week for the 2019 calendar year and correlating with school terms.

 

Playgroup sessions delivered for approximately two hours per session and offer participant families a range of play-based activities structured to enhance early learning, social development and community connection.


A fixed-term part-time PCCM Supported Playgroup Co-ordinator will have the frontline or leadership position supported by a part-time Play Helper(s). There is scope that the Play Helper role may be job shared and filled by more than one person with employment offered to individuals based within the Bulloo, Paroo or Quilpie Shires.