The PlayEscola is our Brazilian playgroup and the starting point for a child’s bilingual development.

Originally known simply as the Brazilizan Playgroup, the PlayEscola offers fortnightly play-and-learn sessions for children aged 0 to 3 and their parents. ABCD also offers Pre school classes for children between 2.5 and 4.5 years old. These classes are developed to increase the oral vocabulary of the children.

Its aim is to foster social contact between bilingual children and facilitate the informal learning of Portuguese so as to help immigrant families to maintain the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture.

The sessions are led by a teacher coordinator responsible for developing a fun and educational program that includes craft, music, play and story-telling. Parents are actively involved in all activities so that they can share the learning and love of the language with their children.

For more information, please contact playescola@abcd.org.au

Only ABCD members can participate in the Playescola sessions and the term needs to be paid in advance by a bank transfer or credit card. Please see page Join Us/Payments.

The PlayEscola takes place  during school terms at the following locations:

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Sutherland

Fortnightly Playescola
Saturdays
10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Sutherland North Public School,
14 Auburn   St,
Sutherland 2232

Visit fee

$15 per session  (ABCD members)
$70 per term

Brookvale

Weekly Playescola
Wednesdays

                                                                                                           10 am – 11 am

Brookvale Public School,
2 Old Pittwater Rd ,
Brookvale

Visit fee

$15 per session (ABCD members)
$70 per term

Marrickville

Fortnightly Pre escola
Saturdays – Pre School
10 am – 12 pm children from 2.5 year-old

Marrickville West Public School,
Beauchamp St,
Marrickville

Visit fee

$25 per session (ABCD members)
$ 125 per term