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 (Pre Escola) for children between 3 and 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

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:


Pre School
Fridays 9.30am – 11.30am

Brookvale Community Centre
2 Alfred Rd ,

Visit fee

$265 per term – Pre School


Saturdays – Pre School

10 am – 12 pm children from 3 year-old

Marrickville West Public School,
Beauchamp St,

Visit fee

$ 265 per term