These groups provide places where parents or carers can take 0 - 5 year olds to enjoy play activities and meet others. Parents or carers must stay with the children. The groups can also offer support and advice for parents.
Like playgroups, parent/carer and toddler groups are where children start meeting and interacting with other children apart from their own brothers and sisters. Children can make friends at parent/carer and toddler groups, which prepares them for nursery at a later stage.