Get your gloves on for the 2017 Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser!


Our yearly fundraiser is coming up in a month – Saturday the 20th of May.

We’ll be cooking sausages and onions and also selling cold drinks to the hopefully hungry customers at Bunnings Scoresby.

Every group will need to have 4 members on their 2-2.5 hour time slot.

Details on this poster: BLPC Bunnings BBQ 2017 20.4.17

Please make sure you give your name and mobile to your group’s committee rep. before the 1st of May.

Thank you!

Best wishes,

BLPC Playgroup Committee.




St Kilda Mums baby item collection has begun!

Our Playgroup has started collecting items to take to St Kilda Mums for the needy families in their networks.

If you have some of the items below that you would like to donate to them please leave them in the black chest near the fridge at the Cottage anytime or in the art room if too large. One of our committee members will store them until we can transport them to town.

Typical things you can donate are listed here:

  • Cots, prams, car restraints, highchairs, toddler beds, bassinets and change tables have safety standards. If you bought these in Australia in the last 8 years they should be fine and otherwise check the ACCC website to ensure your items comply with the current safety standard.
  • Clothing from premmie to size 10 years – freshly laundered please
  • Small toys, games and puzzles – less than 45 cm in size
  • Cot and bassinette linen (not single bed)

Please have a look at their website for a list of items they don’t accept. We also have the list printed up at the cottage.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Please note: We want EVERYONE to feel free to take items from the collection bin for their own use. If you see it, and need it, then take it! Don’t be shy.





Open Sessions: midday, first Tuesday of the month. All members welcome.

Our inaugural open session starts tomorrow (7th of March 2017) at midday!

All members are welcome to come along to our first open session.

We will be trialing this open session for the next few months to see if there’s a demand for it, so be sure to sign in every time you’re at the Cottage so we can gauge interest.

We hope to get people from many different groups coming along. This will give kids and adults a chance to meet new people and will mean that if you miss your regular session for whatever reason you can still have some playtime at the Cottage in your week.

A member of the committee will be there each month to make sure the door is open and the vibes are vibin’.

See you there!

BLPC Committee







2017 Playgroup Victoria Yearly Fees

Our Playgroup operates with the support and insurance coverage of Playgroup Victoria. To attend our Playgroup sessions you must also be a Playgroup Victoria member.

All Playgroup Victoria memberships expire on the 1st of March every year.

As such, if you haven’t renewed your yearly fee yet, or joined for the first time, that time has come.


Please join at www.playgroup.org.au .

You’ll need your membership number from last year ready- if you had one. It should be in an email to you from Playgroup Victoria or on the card they posted to you.

Our Playgroup ID is 3640 and you will need to enter this to pay the fees.

They will email you a receipt which you will then need to forward to  us at enrolments.blpc@gmail.com. 

Thank you. If you have any questions or issues at all please contact us.

Best wishes for a wonderful Playgroup year.



Party venue hire

I hope you had a magical Summer holiday season.

Just a wee reminder that our lovely Cottage is available to hire for parties. You don’t need to be a member to take advantage of this.

If you or a friend are interested there is more information on our Party Venue Hire page.

Feel free to message us via Facebook or email.

We hope you’ve had a lovely holiday season and look forward to seeing some of you again after the 23rd of January when we return to business as usual. And by business I mean running around with our buddies like wild things.  And watching over our young spawn I guess…

Best wishes,

BLPC Committee.











Happy Holidays to all our lovely families!


Merry Christmas! We hope you’ve had a wonder-filled year at our Playgroup.

Our 2016 Christmas party was a raging success (IMHO*) and we’re already excited about organising more parties for all the groups to share in 2017!

We are ever thankful for the beautiful natural environment we get to enjoy year round in the Hills and of course for the kind people from all walks of life in our community. If you have any spare love, time, money or excess presents at this time of year consider offering it to those less fortunate than us, nearby and around the world.  We are very thankful too, to all those people who donated time, prizes and just generally helped the Playgroup run smoothly in 2016.

We look forward to hearing any suggestions or ideas for the year ahead. Please email them to us at belgrave.playgroup@gmail.com or come along to the January Committee meeting, (date TBC).

We wish you a peaceful and refreshing holiday season and we look forward to seeing you after the 23.1.17.

Best wishes, the 2016 Committee.


(*In My Humble Opinion)