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 2019 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

Come and join us for a chat, a play, some stories and craft. We love welcoming new people so please join us for a cup of tea and some seaweed crackers.

Please contact Lydia  on 0450 822 920



japanese PLAYGROUP

Monday 11:00am – 2:00pm

We do activities with reading and easy crafts in Japanese.

Please contact Noriko, on 0400 263 876, or email




Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm

For families with children aged newborn – 3 years.

Please email Andrea:


women in harmony playgroup

Fridays from 10:00am

Whether you hum in the shower, belt out the odd ballad in traffic or know all the words to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song, we want YOU.

This playgroup is all about the mums. Yes, kiddos (all ages) have a great time too, but it’s basically Saturday night karaoke minus the cocktails and the disco lights… give or take a little three part harmony here and there.

And even though it’s a playgroup, we are a nursery-rhyme free zone (repertoire includes classics by Tina Turner, Lorde, Coolio and Pharrell Williams, to name a few), whilst remaining 100% kid friendly. No judgement, no pressure… just come and hang.

No singing experience necessary. The ability to vaguely carry a tune is handy, but in no way essential.

We start singing at 1030ish and wrap up around 1130, but drop in at any time your babe schedule allows! $4 per session covers the venue and resources.

Singing is therapeutic, doubly so when it’s with a crew of awesome mums.

Please email 



Zumba for KIDS

Fridays from 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




Family Music and Dance

Every Wednesday from 9:45am to 10.45Am.

Music, song, dance, percussion & instrumental for 0– 5 y.o. and their families. Suzuki-trained teacher.

Please contact Kate on 0407 395 564, or email



Bright Sparks Creative Workshops

School Holiday Program

For small groups of children, from Prep to Grade 3, during school holidays.

A creative arts program designed to help children learn about themselves and their relationships with others, promoting confidence, and general well-being.

Sessions run by a Creative Arts Therapist.

Bookings essential. Call Naomi on 0421 914 220, or email