Eurobodalla Shire Council says it has received funding for two new special interest playgroups in Batemans Bay, due to open in late July.
The groups will cater for families with children under five.
"One will cater to families from multicultural backgrounds, while the other will be run at disability service Muddy Puddles to provide support for families who have concerns about their child's development," a council spokesperson said.
The council's supported playgroups coordinator Lisa Heinze said the playgroups were funded through Playgroup NSW to provide early learning pathways for vulnerable communities.
"We're hoping these will help break down some of the barriers several local families are facing, such as isolation and a lack of support," she said.
"Because Eurobodalla is a regional area, it can make it harder for some people to connect with the wider community.
"These two groups will provide a weekly opportunity for families to come together with others in a similar situation to themselves and discuss the joys and challenges of parenting, share knowledge and ideas and play."
Facilitators Maylandy Ferawati and Jody Bull will run the free sessions, which include morning tea and structured activities and free play.
The Play Strong Multicultural Playgroup will be held on Thursdays, from 9.30-11.30am at the Batemans Bay Child and Family Centre at 1 Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina, from 25 July.
Play Strong Playgroup Batemans Bay will be held on Fridays, from 9.30-11.30am, at Muddy Puddles, 1A Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina, from 26 July.
Visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au and search 'playgroups'.
You can also phone Council's children's services on 4474 7333.
"The playgroups are funded thanks to Playgroup NSW via a NSW Government Start Strong Pathways grant and are an addition to Council's existing 3Bs playgroups, run throughout the shire," a spokesperson said.