Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are you located in the Ariston House building?

A. No the playgroup is on the same land but in a separate building.

Q. Is Newtown Playgroup (NTPG) funded or resourced by the council?

A. No. We are a seperate not for profit incorporated body who pay rent to City Of Greater Geelong.

Q. Do you have an admin office?

A. No. We are run by parent volunteers but you can always contact us via this website.

Q. Is NTPG affiliated with a church or externally funded in some way.

A. No. We cover costs through membership fees. We also do fund raising activities like chocolate drives.

Q. How do I join?

A. It's very simple. If we have availability we organise a free trial session for you as we want you to be happy. Then you simply complete an enrolment form, pay your fee and supply your Playgroup Victoria membership number.

Q. Why do I also have to join Playgroup Victoria?

A. The "family Membership" package with Playgroup Victoria includes inexpensive public liability insurance which is mandatory under our rental license and a condition of joining the playgroup. Hundreds of Playgroups around Australia use this model.

Q. Do you have a concession rate.

A. Yes.

Q. Are there any paid staff?

A. No our committee is run entirely by volunteer members.

Q. How long have NTPG been running?

A. NTPG was incorporated in 2000.

Q. Can I leave my child (like daycare)?

A. No. Playgroups like ours are hosted by the parents themselves and allow you and you children to make friends, play and socialise in a safe environment together.

Q. Do I have to pay the full year up front?

A. No you can pay 6 monthly but you get a discount if you pay for the full year.

Q. Is there a set format to the sessions?

A. No. The members of a session might like to follow a format but it's totally up to you. One session might have some kids inside and some outside another might structure things so there's indoor time | outdoor time | snack time etc. It's really up to you.

Q. What about refreshments?

A. Bring what you need. There is a coffee machine and kettle for adults to make a warm drink and a small amount of storage for tea bags and non perishables.

About Us.

Playgroup sessions for parents and children to have fun in an organised but informal environment

New Members

Sessions in the morning or afternoon
Monday to Friday.
(subject to availability)


12 months, 6 months or
'Rest of Year' options available.
(subject to availability)


Please get in touch to find out about sessions that suit you.