Level Playground is an FVREE Primary Prevention project that encourages children to develop personal identities that reflect their true selves and enable them to create healthy, safe, and respectful relationships. Level Playground values gender equity, respectful relationships, healthy childhood development and inclusivity.
Level Playground Resources assist parents, caregivers, early childhood educators and health professionals working with children, to break down rigid gender stereotypes and gender inequalities – the drivers of violence against women. Our specialist information and resources provide lots of ideas and activities to enhance children’s learning, playing and reading. Some things you will find on the Level Playground website include: booklists, posters, lesson plans, gender audit tools, a variety of play ideas plus much more. To learn more about how you can support children’s learning and development, visit the Level Playground website and follow on social media.
Level Playground also delivers a variety of trainings and projects including; educator and parent gender equality training sessions; Ways to Play play-based education sessions for children; the Gender Equity Resource Tub for early childhood education settings; and a gender equality and respectful relationships focused playgroup, plus lots more.
Level Playgroup supports existing and future playgroups to apply a gender lens to their programming. During Level Playgroup sessions, facilitators deliver messages about gender equality, breaking down gender stereotypes, and respectful relationships through activities, stories, songs and group discussions.
We are currently working with the Migrant Information Centre and Yarra Ranges Council to deliver their Playgroup sessions.
Access to family violence services in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region is changing. If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence contact:
- The Orange Door Service: To find your nearest Orange Door Service visit – The Orange Door website here.
- The Orange Door – Inner Eastern Melbourne (Box Hill), is the main entry point for people seeking family violence support living in the LGA’s of Boroondara, Manningham, Monash and Whitehorse. Phone: 1800 354 322, Opening times: 9am -5pm Monday–Friday or Email: IEMA@orangedoor.vic.gov.au. Address: 30 – 32 Prospect Street, Box Hill, 3128.
- The Orange Door – Outer Eastern Melbourne (Croydon), is the main entry point for people seeking family violence support living in the local government areas (LGA’s) of Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges. Phone: 1800 271 150, Opening times: 9am -5pm Monday–Friday or Email: email@example.com. Address: : 4 -16 Devon Street, Croydon, 3136 (Corner Pierson Drive and Railway Grove).
- Learn more HERE.
FVREE continues to provide family violence case management support and recovery programs for women, children and their pets, within the EMR (LGA’s of Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Monash, Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges) as referred in from The Orange Door EMR Network. We work along the family violence continuum. This includes primary prevention, early-intervention, response support and recovery, which is underpinned by the current reforms led by Family Safety Victoria.
- If you are in immediate danger call 000.
- After hours family violence service, contact Safe Steps on 1800 015 188 24/7 or visit: safesteps.org.au
Tell someone you trust – family, friends, neighbours or your doctor.