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.
In addition to Cafe Play on Monday, there is a new Supported Playgroup starting on Fridays during School term beginning on 11th May.
Please note: Parents are responsible for the supervision of their own children
- Every Monday during school terms. And from term 2, 2018 it will also run on Fridays.
- Northmead Uniting Church Hall at 3 Hammers Rd. Northmead
What to Bring Each Week:
- $4 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 name tags and put on hats and 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, celebrating birthdays monthly)|
|11.15||Share Morning Tea together|
|11.45||Café Play finishes|
Join the Early Learning Through Play Supported Playgroup. We meet weekly on Friday, during the school terms.
This supported playgroup has an early education teacher who will provide information and ideas on maximising your children’s learning through play and activities.
Come along and help your child prepare for school by ensuring they are early learners. You can also meet other Mums in the area.
For more information, call June on 9637-7600.
West Ryde Wombats is a community playgroup for children 0-5yrs held at West Ryde Community Hall on Monday , Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am.
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.
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.
Held every Friday during school term from 10am. Cost is $30 per term.
“Little Folks United” is a Playgroup NSW playgroup on Fridays 10-12 in the Uniting Church hall on Sorrell St, North Parramatta.
It’s well resourced with toys, craft supplies and extras (eg sand for occasional sand pit set up). There is 1 mum/carer on craft each week, which means planning, setting up and cleaning up the activity (this is not as cumbersome as it sounds!). There is another mum/carer on morning tea each week, which means bringing morning tea for the adults and cutting up fruit for the kids (each person brings a piece of fruit each week)
The kids range in age from birth (several newborns last term!) to pre-schoolers.
The mums/carers are lovely and we have a kids-free night/lunch out once a term – to help make up for the conversations we don’t get to finish on Fridays. We have a party on the last Friday of each term, which always goes down well.
For more info, please email: [email protected]
The morning includes a 30 minute music and movement session, where children develop gross and fine motor skills, language and imagination. Then children can socialise with others over morning tea (also for the adults) before play and craft time.
Our sessions run each Friday of the school term, from 10am – 12pm.
Cost is $5 for one caregiver & one child. Additional children or adults are an extra $2 each (newborns – 18 months are free).
We currently have a waiting list, but you are welcome to come along for one session for FREE! Leave your details with us and we will let you know if and when a vacancy occurs.
Playtime is for children from birth to school-age and their parent or carer.
Our Playtimes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm in the church auditorium.
The aim of playtime is to provide support for parents and fun socialising skills for kids within a caring environment. Activities for children include craft, games, singing, story times and interactive play. For adults there is time to connect and talk together over morning tea.
Contact our children’s pastor Lynn via the church office to enquire about availability or to go on our waiting list.
Fun and free, Story Time is a great way to connect with your community. Music, rhymes, stories and craft facilitated by awesome Story Tellers.
Every Wednesday and Friday during school term, the Touched by Olivia Foundation puts on a free storytime from 10am to 11am at Livvi’s Place Ryde in Yamble Reserve. The storytime includes craft, story telling and a chance to meet new friends.
As part of Telopea Public School’s community offering, there are two supported playgroups. Families with children from birth to five years are welcome. You can attend weekly, during school term, on either Wednesday or Friday from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
Each session has a program developed by an early childhood professional, and includes structured activities, story time, music, and movement.
We welcome parental engagement and the playgroup is a very friendly and inclusive environment. Some recent playgroup activities include a Wormfarm Workshop, installation of a Community Centre Herb and Vegetable Garden, and cooking experiences with the produce from the garden.
We also offer individual and group art and craft activities. If you would like to attend, please call the school on (02) 9638 1296.
Note: families are asked to bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea.
Storytime is a fun and interactive 30 minute session for parents and children aged 2-5. It consists of stories, songs and activities which aim to encourage literacy and a love of reading in children. Storytime is a great way to bond with your child. It is also valuable preparation for starting school, as it gives children a chance to participate in a group and introduces them to books and reading.
During school terms only.
- Baulkham Hills: Tuesday and Friday 11.00am
- Castle Hill: Tuesday and Wednesday 10.30am & 11.15am
- Dural: Monday 10.30am
- Rouse Hill: Tuesday and Friday 10.30am
Please note: due to space restrictions participant numbers are limited at Castle Hill and Rouse Hill. Special group visits are welcome by appointment at any branch.
Contact staff at any of the Hills Libraries for further information.