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Our Volunteers

Our community playgroups are run by volunteer committees who dedicate their time to ensure their local playgroup thrives.  Without them and other parents and carers who volunteer, these groups would not exist.  Our hard-working Board of Directors are also all volunteers.

The coordinator of one local community playgroup said,My child is nearly at school now and I enjoy encouraging new parents to attend and have them see the benefits both they and their children gain by the playgroup experience.

Top five reasons our community playgroup members say they enjoy their volunteer role:

  1. Giving back to playgroup
  2. Helping children and families
  3. Control over direction of their playgroup
  4. Giving back to the community
  5. Socialising

These reasons reflect the voice behind the 2016 National Volunteer Week campaign, as according to Associate Professor Thomas Nielson, University of Canberra, “volunteering is a healthy lifestyle choice; a true community builder; one of the strongest predictors we have of increasing our health and happiness.” 

The 2016 State of Volunteering in Australia Report found that:

  • 93% of volunteers saw positive changes as a result of their volunteering
  • 60% of people improve their patience skills through volunteering (always helpful for parents of young children!)

You can read about some of our volunteers whose work has made a substantial difference to their playgroup

If you want to assist your community playgroup as a committee member or in another capacity, speak with a committee member at your group.  

Playgroup of the Month

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There are so many amazing playgroups all over NSW it’s hard to pick a focus group each month!  We decided to draw your attention to Oatley West 1 playgroup this month, simply because we found it so amazing.

Their story will inspire you- so get comfortable, grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started…

Play Activities

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Slime is so amazing: one minute it melts into your hands and the next it is rock-solid. Your child will hardly be able to contain themselves at the excitement of getting their little hands dirty with this gooey substance.

Latest News

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News Release: Playgroup NSW announces arrival of major initiative for families with babies

Featured Article

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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