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#1 Chelli

Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:31 PM

Please post in here if you attend a playgroup or know of a local playgroup in NSW original.gif

#2 k_mac

Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:40 PM

Hi there!

I'm happy to get the ball rolling in here  biggrin.gif

I go to a fabulous playgroup here in Narrabri, NW NSW. It's held in the local Anglican church hall on Wednesday mornings and is always well attended, with a range of different aged children from babies to those about to go to school. We always have a craft activity each week, loads of toys, bikes, playdough etc, stories, fruit morning tea for the kids & usually a much yummier and perhaps not so healthy morning tea for us!

It's a very relaxed feeling playgroup and both my boys and I love it each week!

Not sure how many Narrabri mum's are on here, but feel free to PM me if you would like to know more!  biggrin.gif

#3 justine89

Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:12 PM

will be watching this thread.. been trying to find a playgroup in western sydney

#4 Giota

Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:16 PM

You can find a play group here

#5 womenindocs

Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:01 PM


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Edited by womenindocs, 11 December 2010 - 12:48 PM.


#6 mrsploppypants

Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

wilma in campbelltown ssw sydney on mondays term times 10-12 women only-no dads as it is a women's health clinic. cost is $2 and bring fruit to share

macarthur square good beginnings play group tues/weds/thurs 10-12 and a multi-cultural one on fridays too at same time and place. $3 and has trained facilitators working with chidren and mums

#7 carolleigh

Posted 15 December 2010 - 09:28 PM

Anyone here know of a good, friendly playgroup in NW Sydney? So many seem to have reached full capacity already and I'm hoping to find some friends for my 3 year old in our new suburb!

#8 Amy & Ben

Posted 19 December 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hi All,
I just did a google search. Does anyone know of a good playgroup in Kempsey or Cresent Head? We have just moved to the area & my 19mth old is really missing having kids to play with. I know most of the play groups are finished for the year, but if anyone in the area wants to get together after Christmas that would be great. Just send an email to princess_gould@hotmail.com.

#9 robhat

Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:26 PM

I help run a play centre (same thing as playgroup, but we can't call it that because we're church run and not playgroup association). We're located in Eastwood/Marsfield and have mums from Ryde, Denistone and Denistone East, Eastwood and Marsfield... Even Epping or Ermington... That kind of area...

#10 snuffles

Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:59 PM

Hi

I'm the coordinator of a playgroup in the Penrith area, if anyone wants to check us out send me a PM and I'll give you the information.

Thanks

#11 chloeg908

Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:06 PM

I'm in the process of setting up a new Playgroup in Denistone East. We will be operating from the Uniting Church Hall in Acacia Street Eastwood (near Midway Shops) on Tuesday mornings. It will be open to all age groups - my son is 10 months old but we already have 2 year olds as well.

We are hoping the first session will be 8 March - just depends on the lease being signed etc. There is currently a playgroup run in the same location on Thursday's, which is full, which is why we've decided to start a new one.

We are calling ourselves Denistone East Community Playgroup and have set up a facebook page with this name. If you are interested in joining us, please send me a pm. I can add you to our list and confirm the start date.

#12 ~lachlansmum~

Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:12 PM

Hi,
I go to a really good playgroup in Lismore, Northern NSW.
Details are:
Location: Baptist Church Hall, Uralba St, Lismore (near Base Hospital)
Times: Tues and Wed 10 - 12
Cost: $4 (we pay rent to the church for use of the space)
First 2 visits are free to see if you like it though.
Anyone is welcome, we have new babies through to 5 years olds.
Morning tea is provided for adults and usually we do some craft activity, too.
For more info you can call: 6628 4505


#13 Chris20

Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

I attend a Play Group in Blacktown NSW if any one is interested in attending.

Location: Alpha Street Hall, Alpha Street (across from Westpoint Shopping Centre).
Time: Every Monday morning from 9.30am - 11.30am.
Cost: $3 per week first child, $5 per week for 2 children.  If 2nd child is under 12 months they are free till they turn 1 year old.
This pays for rental of the hall, a paid outing and a keepsake craft per school term.
Ages: Currently we have children ranging from 1 - 4 year old but any age is welcome.  It is great for the children to play together and the parents to have a chat and get advice.

Your first 2 visits are free to see if you like it.  After your 2 week trial, you must join the Play Group Association at a cost of $39 per year.  Joining gives you discounts at various places all over Australia.

#14 angelbub

Posted 18 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

whos in Nowra with a good playgroup mums group for 3year old

#15 tilkatandjimsmum

Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:35 PM

Our playgroup in Kurrajong, NSW, is very open and friendly and would love new members. Thursday mornings, during school terms, from 10am to midday. It's affiliated with Playgroup NSW. See you there!

#16 lizzymcfizzy

Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:00 PM

New Playgroup in East Maitland!

Allergy Aware!


Details below. AND we are having a fundraising bbq this saturday at Woolworths Greenhills, 10am to 2pm.  Please come buy a sauage and/or drink!


we meet on tuesdays in school terms, 9.30 to 11.30 at Ashtonfield Community Centre.  Galway Bay Drive.
everyone brings a piece of fruit to share and a hat and a willingness to help (setup, cut fruit etc, easy stuff).
We are also free from eggs, nuts, kiwifruit and tomatoes.  Please do not bring any of these, if your child has an allergy let us know and we may be able to accomodate.


We have free play, morning tea, craft, story and a song.   kids then go home for lunch and a rest original.gif
RESUME 1ST OF MAY (2nd week of school term).  TBA if we meet somewhere on the 24th of April

PLEASE NOTE NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TAKEN REGARDING ALLERGIES, WE ARE ALLERGY AWARE BUT CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF SOMEONE BRINGS SOMETHING YOUR CHILD IS ALLERGIC TO.  WE WILL HOWEVER DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMODATE EVERYONE.

Contact me via PM, facebook or 0405 420 011  original.gif


https://www.facebook.com/AshtonfieldKindyplayPlaygroup

Edited by lizzymcfizzy, 10 April 2012 - 02:01 PM.


#17 An6elbabii

Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (justine89 @ 07/09/2010, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
will be watching this thread.. been trying to find a playgroup in western sydney


I'm with you on that 1.I use to go to one when i had my daughter but found the older women to be a little snobbish o.O

#18 jcbenny

Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

Does anyone know Of a good One in inner west Sydney?

#19 jojo24

Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:57 PM

Before DS started childcare I used to take him to playgroup at Marrickville West primary school just need to bring a piece of fruit he loved it original.gif

Edited by jojo24, 16 May 2012 - 08:58 PM.


#20 greenapple

Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

I am looking for a playgroup in Tempe/St Peters area. I am unable to attend those in Marrickville. I have a 3 month old baby boy.

Does anyone know of any? Would love to meet up with some other local mums and bubs.

#21 babybah

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE (robhat @ 25/01/2011, 01:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I help run a play centre (same thing as playgroup, but we can't call it that because we're church run and not playgroup association). We're located in Eastwood/Marsfield and have mums from Ryde, Denistone and Denistone East, Eastwood and Marsfield... Even Epping or Ermington... That kind of area...


Hi, is this playcentre still going? can you give more details, such as day/time/cost/address. thanks

#22 hayzee fantayzee

Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Anywhere in North Strathfield, Concord West or Concord?

I have a 2yo and an 8mo, we don't have the car in the week but we ( read that... I ) are well used to walking places.

#23 Wildence

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

any playgroups around Willougby / Chatswood area?

please PM me!

#24 Escapin

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

QUOTE (jcbenny @ 28/04/2012, 07:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know Of a good One in inner west Sydney?


We go to the Big Yellow Bus - Camperdown Memorial Park on Wednesdays and Enmore Park on Thursdays. Runs 9.30 to 12.30, and it's free. It's pretty much playgroup outside. There's always heaps of mums, dads and grandies to strike up conversations with.

Also the Australia St Infant School does playgroup every day, 9 to 11. Costs $3 and a piece of fruit. Also lots of opportunities to meet people.

#25 Madnesscraves

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Any in lower or mid blue mountains in NSW?




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