smalltalk is delivered as an embedded evidence-based intervention in DET-funded Supported Playgroups. Supported Playgroup facilitators hold minimum Diploma-level qualifications in early childhood or community services.
A Supported Playgroup is led by a facilitator who is trained to deliver smalltalk. The primary difference between these and other supported playgroups is that the facilitator prepares a parenting topic for each session and intentionally supports, encourages, and models the parent-child interaction associated with this topic.
The group delivery of smalltalk can be supplemented with in-home sessions for families who may benefit from extra ideas and support.