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  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 13-May-16

    Mother of four and part-time physiotherapist, Angie Day enjoys spending time with her children and other families at the Grafton Playgroup. We had a chat with Angie to find out how she got involved with her local playgroup and why she chose to volunteer. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 02-May-16

    Giving back to the community comes naturally for President of the Playgroup NSW Board, Karen Whiteside. Having left the corporate world behind after the birth of her first son, Karen was determined to use her extensive experience in business operations for a cause close to her heart.

    We sat down with Karen to learn more about how she became involved in playgroup, and the value she places on volunteering.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 02-May-16

    For many parents, joining a playgroup means a couple of hours’ rest while their children mingle, play and interact with others. But for Rachel Furner, playgroup means a lot more. With her local Branxton playgroup facing an uncertain future, mother of three, Rachel, stepped up , volunteering as Coordinator of the playgroup.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 02-May-16

    Many parents attend their local playgroup looking to give their children the chance to make new friends. Others join to teach their children essential lessons on how to share, cooperate and solve problems. For Rochelle Ethell, of the Batemans Bay playgroup, joining her local group provided the perfect opportunity to settle into a different state and use her talents to spread the word about the playgroup movement. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 02-May-16

    When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for inspiration, but for North Parramatta Playgroup Coordinator, Stephanie, a simple quote changed her life forever. We sat down with Stephanie to find out how she got involved with playgroup and what volunteering means to her. 

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Why start a playgroup?

  • You would like to transition a mother’s group or new parent’s group to a playgroup

If your local mother’s or new parent’s group is interested in continuing to meet as your children get older, forming a playgroup is a great option.

Often parents will find it difficult to continue to meet at cafes or in similar environments once children are older and more active. Playgroup provides a dedicated space for children to play, allowing parents to continue to connect.

  • There is no local playgroup

If you don’t have a playgroup close to home, why not consider starting one? Not only is this more convenient for local parents, it also helps bring communities together.

  • You would like to focus on a language, culture or particular interest

Playgroup NSW provides a range of special interest playgroups including culturally specific playgroups, grandparent’s playgroups, LGBTI playgroups and disability-focused playgroups. If you’re looking for a playgroup with a special interest or focus, we can help you start one.

Interested in starting a playgroup? Playgroup NSW can help you get started.

There are 10 steps involved in starting a playgroup:

  1. Find interested families
  2. Identify the playgroup’s purpose
  3. Select a day of the week and time
  4. Choose an appropriate location
  5. Identify play activities
  6. Select toys and equipment
  7. Establish policies and guidelines
  8. Join Playgroup NSW
  9. Identify costs
  10. Get started!

To read more about each of these steps, read our guide on How to Start a Playgroup.

Playgroup NSW are here to help you at all stages of the process

Playgroup NSW offers a membership package with insurance coverage designed specifically for playgroups.

Contact us if you:

  • Want to start a playgroup
  • Want to affiliate an existing playgroup with Playgroup NSW
  • Already run a playgroup that has adequate insurance coverage and would like to access some of the services provided by Playgroup NSW

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