From little steps friendships grow

Did you know attending a playgroup is a great way for parents and carers to regularly get together with their young children to connect, learn through play and most importantly, have fun.

At Integreat Queensland, we believe our Little Steps multicultural playgroup supports children’s emotional confidence while having a parent close by for encouragement, and a sense of stability while sharing the experience together.

With children, parents, and carers from all different cultures attending the playgroup, we believe the meeting of new people builds confidence and independence not only for the child but for the parents as well.

“We decided to enroll our child to improve his social skills and his communication with other children”, a parent of one of the children said.

“Going to playgroup on a weekly basis has made our little boy more sociable, and it makes him so happy where he looks forward to attending every week.”

For parents and carers, it offers opportunities where they interact with each other at the same time as their children. Forming connections with other adults who are facing similar challenges and have the same uncertainties, frustrations, and experiences of raising children of a similar age, can provide a valuable way for parents and carers to support each other.

“Meeting other families has helped me connect with the community where many of the parents are now our friends,” one parent said.

“My husband and I were only new to central Queensland and we have learnt so much as well as gained support through the many people that attend. At the end of each term, we usually gather together and share a plate of food and that has been so wonderful.”

The Little Steps multicultural playgroup are held every week during school term both in Rockhampton and in Gladstone.

To learn more or to enrol your child, email: or phone 07 4903 1931

This program is an initiative delivered by Integreat Queensland Inc. in partnership with Capricorn Communities for Children Facilitating Partner. Capricorn Communities for Children Facilitating Partner is funded by the Australian Government and facilitated by The Smith Family.

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