- Baulkham Hills
- Constitution Hill
- Harris Park
- Mays Hill
- North Parramatta
- North Rocks
- Old Toongabbie
- Pendle Hill
- Sydney Olympic Park
- Winston Hills
- Wentworth Point
- West Ryde
The Northmead Uniting Church Supported Playgroup is called Café Play. It is a great morning of fun, learning and friendship for young children and their families/carers.
Please note: Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own children
- Every Monday during school terms
- Northmead Uniting Church Hall at 3 Hammers Rd. Northmead
What to Bring Each Week:
- $3 per family
- Drink of water
- Wear play clothes for painting & craft
Café Play Routine:
|9.15||Café play starts||Arrive, sign in, put $3 in basket |
Put on nametags, adults& children
Put on hats & sunscreen
|Play and Chat|
|10.00||inside toys packed away – start|
|10.15||inside toys packed away – finish|
|10.30||Group Time||Includes story, singing, story & grace |
Celebrate birthdays monthly
|11.15||Share Morning Tea together|
|11.45||Café Play finishes|
Rydalmere Public School Playgroup is a community playgroup located in the grounds of Rydalmere Public School.
They welcome children from 0-5 years of age and their parents or carers from the local area.
It runs on Monday from 9.30am to 11:30am throughout the school term and there is a gold coin donation to attend.
Our playgroup is a chance for the kids to explore different toys, interact with other kids and generally have fun running around and playing in a clean, large and safe space as well as a chance for parents to connect with other local parents.
Most of our playgroup is spent in free play and parents take turns organising a weekly group activity for the kids, such as craft, cooking or singing.
The hall provides a great, large, bright space for the kids to play in, with a wide range of toys for babies through to pre-schoolers. There is a covered outside area, which we have access to most weeks (as it is shared with another organisation).
Our playgroup is run by the parents/ carers attending. All families are required to participate in the roster for group activities (and morning tea for the Monday group), setting up and packing up toys and other equipment as well as other organisational duties from time to time.
Our sessions follow the NSW public school term dates, with four terms a year of between 9-11 weeks. The fee to attend is $20 per school term per family to cover the hall rent, toys, equipment and craft consumables. We are associated with Playgroup NSW and all families attending need to be members of Playgroup NSW.
Children attending playgroup must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. Grandparents, nannies or other carers are most welcome. We respectfully ask that the accompanying parent/carer speak English for safety reasons and follow instructions from playgroup committee members.
- Monday: Babies (Under 2), 10:30am to 12:30pm
- Tuesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
- Wednesday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
- Thursday: All ages, 10am to 12pm
- Friday: All ages – FULL
Greystanes Groovers are very well equipped, with numerous toys and activities to engage children from babies to school age. The hall at Nemesia Street Park is very well suited for playgroup as it has a large open area inside as well as a full fenced area outside.
When attending Greystanes Groovers you can expect your child to enjoy a variety of different toys, from slides, balance beams and mini trampolines to toy car garages and cars to toy prams and dolls. A variety of activities are also on offer, including musical instruments, dress ups, a toy kitchen and building blocks. Most weeks (working off a prearranged roster) one parent will arrange a craft activity, anything from simple colouring in to constructing items and decorating them with paint and glitter.
While at Greystanes Groovers there is time for morning tea. We ask that everyone bring along a piece of fruit and this will be chopped up and shared on a platter by all the children. Morning tea for the adults is arranged by just one parent each week on a rostered basis.
To participate in Greystanes Groovers you must be a member of Playgroup NSW. In addition to this, $28 per family per term is payable to Greystanes Groovers to cover the costs of hiring the hall and running the playgroup (replacing toys, craft materials and cleaning items).
If you would like to know more, or come along and visit one of our sessions we would love to meet you. Please contact us and we can arrange a time with you!
The Gardens Playgroup runs every Monday of the school term from 10am-12pm in Merrylands Central Gardens.
We currently have places available for children aged 0-4. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. Come and spend the morning with us! You can attend the playgroup for two visits to meet other families and decide whether our group is right for you and your child.
You can become a member once we have confirmed there is a place available at The Gardens Playgroup.
Once we confirm a place is available for your child you can join the Gardens Playgroup through these easy steps.
- Join Playgroup NSW through their website
- Register your details at the playgroup
- Our family fee is $20 per 10 week school term plus $5 per child
(eg. One child = $25 Two children = $30 Three or more children = $35)
This money goes directly back into our group. We use this fee to pay for kiosk hire and to buy resources, craft and toys for the children.
Want your child to be active and healthy? Join us for Move, Play & Learn, now at a new location – Harry Todd Band Hall in Jubilee Park.
We are inviting children aged 18 months to 4 years to participate in the City of Parramatta’s program, encouraging active play and educating you and your child on how important physical activity is at an early age.
- Did you know that current research is increasingly finding that children pre-school are unskilled at basic movements such as throwing, running and jumping? A recent study (Paediatrics, 2012) reported that by year 2 most children should have mastered a basic sprint, vertical jump, side gallop and leap. Unfortunately the results did not reflect this with only 10% of the sample group demonstrating all four skills.
- Did you know that parents mistakenly believe that children naturally learn fundamental movement skills when in fact children must be taught them? Consequently, without this confidence & body familiarity, children are less likely to participate in organised or school sport or even play with their friends. Children lacking the four basic movement skills also had had lower fitness levels & were more prone to being overweight or obese. Early childhood is a critical period for the development of fundamental movement skills & studies suggest early intervention is key.
Our program for Term 4 will start on Monday 23 October and run until Monday 11 December (inclusive).
Choose from two different sessions! 10:00am or 11:00am (each session runs for approximately 60 minutes).
Your order is non-refundable. All fees collected will go directly towards purchasing additional educational equipment.