There are so many children’s classes in Victoria, from babies and toddler’s classes (such as learn to swim and Gymbaroo) through to extra curricular classes for school aged children, such as sport, dance or music. Some of the Victorian schools run an after school activities program and there are many privately run classes. For local listings of children’s classes in your area go to: www.kidspot.com.au
- Local Sports Clubs are a good way for your children to learn and enjoy sports and be part of your local community.
Swimming lessons are recommended from a young age in Victoria, as beach life is an integral part of Melbourne life. Lessons are run before and after school and during weekends and school holidays at various pools and swim centres. Private swimming lessons or small group lessons can be also be held in your own swimming pool.
The Surf clubs in Australia run junior life saving classes (Nippers) on Sunday mornings which can be a fun way for your child to learn water safety, improve their swimming skills and embrace Australia’s beach culture. For further information go to sls.com.au
International Playgroups'The Little Frogs' playgroup is open on a Saturday morning at 2 Holden Street, the Neighbourhood House in Fitzroy North. The group, registered with Playgroup Victoria, invites newcomers who belong to Playgroup Victoria. Each meeting is in French and gives children the chance to learn new vocabulary, learn new songs and rhymes, reading, and enjoy activities with other children.
The Hampton Community Centre hosts the French group on Tuesday from 10am to 12pm with lots of fun and games all in French! The Hampton Community Centre is on Willis Street, Hampton.