Nicole Oke, Janet Stanley and Jacqui Theobald

This report investigates the ways in which playgroups in Greater Dandenong, a culturally diverse municipality in south-eastern Melbourne, can foster the inclusion of many community groups, and identifies barriers to playgroup attendance for parents and caregivers.

Parents and caregivers, as well as service providers associated with playgroups, were asked about the barriers and facilitating factors to playgroup attendance.

Twenty-two parents and caregivers took part in the research, as did 12 service providers. Some of the parents interviewed were currently attending a playgroup, others were not.

The interviews were all conducted in late 2006.

Last updated on 29 April 2020

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