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[SUSPENDED] Playgroup NSW Play Van Visits Harris Park@ Rosella Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The NEW Playgroup NSW Play Van is visiting 5 parks in the City of Parramatta each week during school term – returning to the same park on the same day each week. The play van will be at Rosella Park in Harris Park on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am. It starts back in 2020 on 29th January.

Rosella Park
Rosella Park

This is your chance to come along and meet other local families and enjoy play time with your little one. Playgroup NSW is all for play so you can expect a wide range of activities including LEGO® DUPLO, Crayola colouring, sensory play, story and music time and lots more.

Here is the Playgroup NSW Play Van weekly schedule for term 1, 2020:

playgroup nsw play van parramatta

Toongabbie East Public School Playgroup | Wednesdays@ Toongabbie East Public School
Jul 8 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Toongabbie East Public School Playgroup is super well resourced and has a terrific facilitator! It is provided by Community Hubs and for kids 0-5yrs. You just need to bring a piece of fruit to share.

Toongabbie East Public School Playgroup

Parramatta St Pat’s Playgroup | Parramatta@ St Patrick's Cathedral Hall
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Parramatta St Pat's Playgroup | Parramatta @ St Patrick's Cathedral Hall | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Playgroup for parents and carers with children 0-6. Meeting Wednesday mornings 9.30am – 11.30pm, during school term weeks.

All families welcome, no fees required except for membership with Playgroup NSW.

[SUSPENDED] Magic of Storytelling Playgroup | Anzac Park, West Ryde@ Anzac Park, West Ryde
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Magic of Storytelling playgroup is now held weekly from 10am to 11:30am at Anzac Park, West Ryde.

Magic of storytelling

It is free to attend and you don’t need to register in advance – just go down to the playground at ANZAC Park. During the playgroup, there is:

  • Reading, music, sports, other stations for free play
  • Craft activities
  • Staff-led reading and rhyme time from around 11.00am

This playgroup is a collaboration of local community organisations working together including The Northern Centre (formerly Ryde Family Services), CCA, Integricare, Ryde Council and United Way. It is available to all families in the area, including families who are enrolled to receive the monthly Imagination Library book program, through United Way Australia.

ARTplay | Museum of Contemporary Art@ MCA
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Wednesdays during the school term and get ready to PLAY as you and your tot discover an interactive artwork you can touch!

ARTplay

Have fun exploring a range of exhibition-related games and toys, settle into the story corner, read a book and join in at music time for a sing along.

  • Perfect for ages 0–5 years.
  • Please note this event does not occur during school holidays.

New ticket information & timing

  • $7 + booking fee per family (up to 2 adults and 3 kids in one family group)
  • Two ticketed entry times available at 10am and 11am. Limited doors sales on the day, advanced booking highly recommended.
  • Free entry for MCA Family Members*

Due to the popularity of this event, we are currently trialling advanced bookings for this program. Parents and carers are strongly advised to book a ticket online as only a limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

There are two entry times available during each event: 10am and 11am. You will be asked to select a session when you complete the online booking process.

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Tickets will only be refunded if the event is cancelled. If you can no longer attend, please feel free to give your ticket to a friend.

For any enquiries related to this program, please contact us at [email protected] or call 02 9245 2400.

*Family Members do not require a ticket: please show your member card upon entry

*Event runs until midday

Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Wentworthville Library@ Wentworthville Library
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Wentworthville Library @ Wentworthville Library | Wentworthville | New South Wales | Australia

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes.

Baby Rhyme Time – Cumberland Council Locations & Times for 2018

  • Auburn Library  – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Monday at 10:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Monday and Thursday at 10:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Friday at 10:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

There are no Baby Rhyme Time sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes@ Nemesia Park Hall
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • 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

local playgroupsGreystanes 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.

Greystanes GrooversWhile 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!

Redsee’s Bibs ‘n’ Books (rhyme time for under 2s) | Parramatta Library@ Parramatta Library
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Redsee's Bibs 'n' Books (rhyme time for under 2s) | Parramatta Library @ Parramatta Library | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

A fun and exciting session to develop early literacy skills through rhymes, fingerplays and stories. Share and bond over a story with your baby and learn new literacy skills to improve brain development.

Redsee’s Storytime (2-5yrs) | Carlingford Library@ Carlingford Library
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Redsee's Storytime (2-5yrs) | Carlingford Library @ Carlingford Library | Carlingford | New South Wales | Australia

City of Parramatta libraries encourage parents and caregivers to read to their children from birth.

Join us for a fun and exciting story time filled with songs, stories and rhymes.

Age: 2 to 5 years

Contact Carlingford Library on 02 9806 5850.

Redsee’s Story Time (rhyme time for 2-5yrs) | Constitution Hill Library@ Constitution Hill Library
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Redsee's Story Time (rhyme time for 2-5yrs) | Constitution Hill Library @ Constitution Hill Library | Constitution Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Come along and join in with songs, stories and rhymes!

Redsee’s Toddler Rhyme Time (2-4yrs) | Parramatta Library@ Parramatta Library
Jul 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Redsee's Toddler Rhyme Time (2-4yrs) | Parramatta Library @ Parramatta Library | Parramatta | New South Wales | Australia

Redsee’s Toddler Rhyme Time is a movement based session that encourages literacy through action based songs, rhymes and stories.

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Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Merrylands Library@ Merrylands Library
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Baby Rhyme Time (0-12months) | Merrylands Library @ Merrylands Library | Merrylands | New South Wales | Australia

Reading is important for every child and it’s never too early to start. Bring your baby to the Cumberland Council’s Baby Rhyme Time for songs, rhymes, reading and fun. Each session runs for 15 minutes.

Baby Rhyme Time – Cumberland Council Locations & Times for 2019

  • Auburn Library  – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Greystanes Library – Monday at 10:00am
  • Lidcombe Library – Tuesday at 10:00am
  • Merrylands Library – Monday and Thursday at 10:00am
  • Regents Park Library – Friday at 10:00am
  • Wentworthville Library – Wednesday and Friday at 10:00am

There are no Baby Rhyme Time sessions during Public and School Holidays.

Breastfeeding Drop-In Clinic | Merrylands@ Merrylands Community Health Centre
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Merrylands Community Health Centre offers a breastfeeding drop-in clinic every Thursday from 10am to 12pm for new mums who would like some help with breastfeeding and have any concerns or questions. The clinic is run by qualified Child and Family Health Nurses.

New Parent Meet and Greet Sessions (aka Mother’s Group)

Every Tuesday (1pm-2:30pm) at Telopea and Wednesday (10:30am to 12pm) at Merrylands, during school term, there is a Meet and Greet for new families with children aged from birth to 12 weeks old. It is an information sharing session facilitated by a Community Nurse.

New Parent Meet and Greet

The sessions are parent centred, and provide a support network, as well as professional advice, which is offered in an open and inclusive environment. The program is offered as a drop in service, with no appointment required. It provides a great opportunity to get to know other parents, avoid isolation, and find out about child health care.

 

Greystanes Groovers Playgroup | Nemesia Park Hall, Greystanes@ Nemesia Park Hall
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greystanes GrooversGreystanes Groovers runs Monday to Friday in the morning. Each playgroup session has a slightly different age group (see guide below) and only Monday and Friday groups currently have spots available.

  • 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

local playgroupsGreystanes 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.

Greystanes GrooversWhile 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!