Jika Jika Community Centre hosts a number of playgroups. You might like to join one or start your own.

Jika supplies toys, rooms and art/craft supplies for playgroups for just $3 per attendance per family.

Playgroups are for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents or carers.

Playgroups are low cost and run by the parents or carers in them. Each parent or carer is responsible for the children they bring to playgroup.

Playgroups allow you get to meet other people going through similar experiences, ease the isolation that can come with caring for young children and find out about local community, health and support services.

Contact Jenny, our Playgroup Coordinator, for more information.

If you’re ready to book, we’re inviting applications for 2020 playgroups now. Please complete this form, save it and return the saved copy to



Merri Creek Anglican Playgroup

All welcome!

Monday 10:00am – 11:30am

The Merri Creek Anglican playgroup is open to the wider community and welcomes pre-school children aged 0-5; $3 per session. 

Please contact Andrea on 0449 735 230 or email



Japanese Playgroup

Monday 11:00am – 2:00pm

We do activities with reading and easy crafts in Japanese.

Please contact Yoko on 0452 195 602, or email



Thursday Afternoon Playgroup

Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:30pm

An informal and understanding playgroup for children 0 – 3 years and their siblings and carers (parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, and nonies). There’ll be lots of free play (indoors and outdoors). Note there is a kitchen on site, plus a sandpit, lots of toys and play equipment. 

Please contact Gemma on 0451 012 166 or email




NOOK Dance Centre dance classes

Dance classes with a focus on creativity, individuality and collaboration. Classes on offer for preschool and primary school aged children.

Please contact Tammy on 0413 822 840, or email




Zumba for KIDS

Fridays 10:00am

Pre-school dance fitness class with bilingual Japanese teacher. We perform at events!

Best way to be an active kid! With experienced teacher. Lots of fun! Come ‘n’ join us!!

Please contact Yuki on 0403 282 003, or email




Kwabo Afrokids Northcote

Wednesdays 5:00pm

Fun and dynamic class where we learn to move and feel the vibrant songs of mama Africa while learning about the culture and the sense of community. 

Please contact Kwabo Grace on 04031 006 573, or email