00:00:00 The Central West Supported Playgroup
00:00:02 introduces newly arrived refugee families
00:00:05 to play-based learning,
00:00:07 early years services and social networks.
00:00:10 Using an outreach model,
00:00:12 parents and carers enhance their relationship with children,
00:00:16 link with support services and practice English.
00:00:19 The Playgroup is coordinated by
00:00:21 MacKillop's Western Regional Parenting Service
00:00:24 in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council
00:00:27 and Central West Shopping Center
00:00:29 and is located within the Central West Shopping Center.
00:00:33 A Deakin University independent review
00:00:35 commended the service,
00:00:37 for the positive outcomes it achieves
00:00:39 for at-risk and hard to reach families.