Camberwell Structured Playgroup Learn Create Play Smile
Typical Session
News & Events
Costs and Enrolment


What happens at Playgroup and Activity Group?

  • Arrival
  • Free play activities, painting and craft
  • Pack up toys and activities
  • Snack time
  • Story and singing time on the mat
  • Outside play
  • Goodbye

What sort of organisation is this?
CSP is a parent run organisation whose continued operation depends on enrolment fees and fundraising. We are registered members of Playgroup Victoria; ( ).

How many sessions does my child attend a week?
Assuming there are spaces available, it is up to you to choose which group or combination of groups your child attends.

Do you have a waiting list?

We limit the number of children in our groups. Some sessions can fill up quickly and this can mean it is necessary to have a waiting list. However, we can quite often fit you into the session of your choice. If you decide to end your membership with CSP, please tell the Enrolment Officer or your Leader right away so a place can be offered to children on our waiting list.

How do I enrol?

Email us on ( ) with the sessions/days that you are interested in and any questions that you may have. The Enrolment Officer will let you know what spaces are available and send you an enrolment form if required. You are also welcome to come and join a session to see what happens, and pick up an enrolment form while you're here.

Enrolment forms have to be completed for each child attending the centre. It's the parent or carers responsibility to let the Program Leader know of any change of address, phone number, custody situation, doctor or emergency contact number or email .

Download the enrolment form here...

I already go to mothers group why would I want to go to Playgroup?

We asked our members and this is what they said:

* I love the fact that at playgroup my daughter gets to play with other children of all different ages including slightly older children

* Although my daughter gets to play with friends from Mothers Group quite frequently, and my son enjoys watching her and her friends play, playgroup is great because he gets to see other babies of a similar age, and as he gets older will have similar age children to play with which he doesn't get at Mothers Group

* Playgroup is structured so there are craft activities set up to do each week. I don't need to think of what to do and cleaning up is easy, especially with paint

* We have learnt lots of new songs at playgroup, and it is always giving me ideas for craft and painting activities to try at home

* It is great to be able to chat to other mums who have older children already in kindy or school, to find out what lies ahead

* Because all the activities are set up and there is a playgroup leader to help it has been very easy to attend with a toddler and a newborn, and other carers there are always ready to help out

Can my mothers group join Playgroup?

Yes absolutely. Playgroup is an ideal place for mothers groups to meet. Great toys and activities for the kids, time for the mums to chat and enjoy a cuppa and best of all no one has to clean the house before or after you meet!

What are the fees?

2017 fees - per term

1 child

2 children / sessions

Playgroup Fees

(Children under 1 free when accompanying sibling)

$120 fee


Plus for new members only

Playgroup Victoria Insurance*

(1 payment annually per family)


($30 concession card holders)

Fees are to be paid in full before the term commences. All fees are non-refundable once paid. Full term fees are payable regardless of how many sessions a member attends each term. Mid-term enrolments are accepted where spaces are available.  Pro rata fees apply for mid-term enrolments.

Do you have a sun smart policy?

CSP has an established sun smart policy. Please provide your child with a hat and apply sunscreen prior to arriving at Playgroup, especially during terms 1 & 4.

What if my child becomes sick?

Children showing signs of illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis etc) are not permitted to attend in order to prevent cross infection.
Any communicable diseases are to be reported to the centre to alert other parents/carers of possible cross infection eg chicken pox, whooping cough or German measles.

What is the insurance fee for?

*All members are required to have public liability and member to member insurance. CSP obtains insurance through Playgroup Victoria. An annual insurance fee of $40 per is payable per family upon initial enrolment and once CSP receives this fee from the family, new member details will be forwarded to Playgroup Victoria. Playgroup Victoria insurance is due on 1 March 2017.