Playgroups operate within Manningham for children aged birth to preschool age.

Playgroup offers opportunities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to develop and practice new skills, make new friends, gain self confidence and develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Parents and carers also make new friends, get out of the house, spend time with their children and create connections within the community.

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If you want to start your own playgroup, visit Playgroup Victoria for advice and assistance.

Storytime Sessions

The local libraries also offer a Storytime and Bookclub Program for children. Doncaster Library also run Greek and Cantonese Storytime.  For further information call 9877 8500 or visit the Whitehorse Manningham Regional Library.

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Toy Libraries

Toy Libraries offer a variety of quality educational toys, puzzles and games and cater for babies, toddlers and preschool children, including children with special needs.

Joining a toy library is an affordable way to keep pace with children's stages of growth and development. By borrowing new play materials every week or two you can save money.
We have two toy libraries in Manningham. For more information, please call your closest one.

Manningham Toy Library Inc.
109 Swanston Street, Lower Templestowe
Phone: 0415 081 370
Hours: Thursday 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm and Saturday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
(Closed Easter weekend and the Christmas/New year break)
For more information visit Manningham Toy Library or email coordinator@manninghamtoylibrary.org.au

Warrandyte Toy Library
189 Research-Warrandyte Road, North Warrandyte
Phone: 0407 474 556
Hours: Wednesday 10.30 am - 12.00 noon and Saturday 10.00 am - 11.30 am
For more information, email: enquiries@warrandytetoylibrary.org.au