'Smalltalk’ strengthens the way parents engage with their children through talking, listening and playing, reading together and through interesting activities. Groups are capped at 10 families, some families having multiple children.

Position Description

  • Assisting the playgroup facilitator in setting up and packing up play experiences for the group.
  • Interacting with families and children in a positive and encouraging manner.
  • General support to the facilitator depending on what is required through the group e.g. cutting up morning tea fruit.
  • Facilitator is required to speak to parents one at a time to deliver the ‘Smalltalk’ program so some engagement with the children may be required by the student.

Position Requirements

  • Working With Children Check
  • Casual interview to ensure it is a suitable match for both parties.

When & Where

City of Moreland- Fawkner, Glenroy, Coburg, Pascoe Vale

  • Monday-Friday during school terms.
  • 9am-12pm including set up and pack down.
  • Families attend 9.30am – 11.30am.


Julie Gianfriddo
Playgroup Development Officer 


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