Join a Playgroup

We are very lucky in Canberra. There are a number of German playgroups to choose from!

Spiel und Spass (0-5 years)

To join Spiel und Spass,  send us an email to and then come along to see us!  See your Playgroup Coordinator when you arrive. You don’t need to speak German to attend, but it helps (as that’s the point!)

Once you have decided that you love it (which you will!), you’ll need to pay your term fees (which covers you for insurance and helps us pay for rent and craft materials and books, etc).

Make sure your playgroup coordinator has your email address and adds it to the group email list.


Spurfinder (5  yrs)

To join Spurfinder,  send an email to for more information, and then come along on to Pfadfinder on the night.

Make sure the Group Leader has your email address and adds it to the group email list.

Schlaumaeuse (4-6 yrs)

Schlaumaeuse is a German-teacher-facilitated playgroup for children in preschool, kindergarten or year one, who are looking to maintain their German.  Read all about it here!

Southside Kunterbunt (0-5 yrs)

Note: This group met at each other’s homes, but the group is currently dormant. If you’d be interested to see it start up again, let us know!

Playgroups Association

You may also like to join the ACT Playgroups Association (PGA) (about $35 per family (or $20 concession) per year). This covers your insurance for any non-Spielwelt playgroups you might go to on other days, and gets you a quarterly magazine. You can then join as many playgroups as you like (there are many English ones of course, and there are also French, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Hungarian and many other language playgroups in the ACT). See our page: Other Schools & Playgroups for more info.