We currently have places for individuals or new groups at the Cottage.

Please email for Playgroup information or to join.


General Information:

Cost of Playgroup

The Cottage Playgroup fees are as follows:

  • $40 Playgroup Insurance ($30 concession): Insurance (via Playgroup Victoria Inc. Membership) is non-negotiable and the fee is determined by Playgroup Victoria Inc. This must be paid within 14 days of joining the Cottage. You can join at but you must provide the Enrolment Officer with your Playgroup Vic receipt. Our Playgroup ID is 36400. All Playgroup Victoria memberships expire on the 1st of March each year. The Enrolment Officer will send out a renewal reminder prior to this date. PLUS
  • $145 Annual Fee (or $40 per term + $25 annual maintenance levy): This is to assist in the purchasing of toys, arts and craft supplies, equipment, cleaning and general supplies plus upkeep of the centre. Can be paid in full or on a term by term basis.  The annual amount includes the yearly maintenance levy of $25. The Enrolment officer will issue fee invoices in late January. Please inquire about the discounted rate for Health Care Card holders. 

We offer a free trial before joining so you can see if we are a good fit for your family.

Playgroup sessions

We currently run 2 playgroup session times on week days.

  • AM Session – 9-12
  • PM Session – 12-3

Out of courtesy for your afternoon groups, we ask that morning groups finish their sessions at midday if there is a group after you.

Current Playgroup sessions (as at August 2018) are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday AM.
  • Monday PM

Please contact our Enrolment Officer (at: to find out whether these groups are currently accepting new members as sometimes they are too full. We can also tell you the approximate ages of the children that usually attend each session.

All members are welcome to join any group that is open to new members and/ or attend multiple sessions each week.

Current vacancies for new groups (of 3 + families) are:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday PM


Playgroup Term Dates 2018

Term 1: 8 January to 30 March

Term 2: 16 April to 29 June

Term 3: 16 July to 21 September

Term 4: 4 October to 21 December

Members are welcome to continue meeting during term holidays.




An Annual General Meeting will be held in October of the current year.

The Annual General Meeting is for the purpose of electing a new committee for the following year and advising members who attend of the outcomes/results/progress etc in various areas of the playgroup.

All members are eligible to nominate for any position and all positions are voluntary. Extra volunteers are always required to help with the various tasks throughout the year.

Each group MUST be represented on the committee, even if only as a general member. All members are expected to attend the A.G.M. 

We are currently seeking new members of the Committee. Would you like to join?



Due to allergies, we request that NO foods containing NUT products are brought to Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup. This includes peanut butter, nut flours, nut milks, Nutella etc. Please be aware that some muesli bars also contain nuts.

Whilst we request this of all members and of people hiring the venue for parties, we cannot guarantee this always occurs. Please take your own precautions also. 


Party venue hire

The Cottage is also available to hire for children’s birthday parties on weekends. Party Hire is $200 (which includes $75 refundable bond) for the full day. Please see PARTY tab for more info. 

PLEASE NOTE THE COTTAGE IS CLOSED ON TOTAL FIRE BAN DAYS. It is the User’s responsibility to check the CFA website for current warnings. 


We look forward to hearing from you or meeting you at our Playgroup.

Please email for Playgroup information or to join.

Castle L