Our objectives

Play With Your Kids (PWYK) is a program managed by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and funded by the Department of Education, Training and Employment. Qualified staff work together to provide you and your children with opportunities to learn through play in a safe and supportive environment.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To work in partnership with parents by facilitating playgroups that provide a variety of play experiences and activities that support the physical, emotional and social development of children from birth to prep.
  • To provide parenting information and support to parents on a variety of issues and needs.
  • Foster opportunities for parents to  develop valuable social networks with other families

The PWYK Program is part of the Child and Family HUB Service for the Fraser Coast, within this role the service offers a large variety of family support including parenting support and child health support and utilises the opportunities to network and refer to other community services when needed.

View the Play With Your Kids Brochure

What do we do? 

We support families to have positive relationships with their children and to make social connections with others in the Hervey Bay Community. Play experiences are based on children's needs and include activities such as art, sand play, reading, music, dance, sensory activities, water play and construction.

Helping parents and children build healthy relationships through play.

Virtual Playgroup

We have a range of engaging playgroup sessions, story telling and videos available online and delivered by the Play With Your Kids playgroup Educator.

Visit the Virtual Playgroup

Schedule of services


Open Playgroup

9.00am - 11.00am


Parenting programs Terms 1 and 4

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) Group 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.30


Koala Joeys Family Interaction Program

9.00am - 11.00am


Mobile Playgroup

9:30am - 11:30am


Playgroup Connect

9.00 - 11.00

Contact us

Helen - Educator

0741 943000

[email protected]