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Membership Benefits

Are you interested in giving your children the best possible start while making friends and creating your family’s social network through playgroup? Do you want access to nearly 800 playgroups offering nearly 1000 playgroup sessions each week? Is your organisation looking to join forces with Playgroup NSW, get insurance and receive promotion and referrals?

Families can attend two playgroup sessions complimentary and then need to become a Playgroup NSW member to continue to participate at your local playgroup.

By becoming a member of Playgroup NSW, your family or your organisation will become part of our trusted and established social network which has been a fixture of the community for over 45 years. 

Playgroup NSW offers family membership and two types of organisational membership. Plus, we have a special offer for families with children under 12 months old. As we are a not-for-profit membership association, all member fees are re-invested into the ongoing establishment and management of playgroups across the state.

Playgroup NSW family membership benefits

For less than a dollar a week, a Playgroup NSW Family Membership gives your family unlimited access to nearly 1000 playgroups across the state. Playgroup NSW members also receive fantastic benefits and discounts including:

  • A specially designed comprehensive playgroup insurance cover for all your family members when attending Playgroup NSW affiliated playgroups and events
  • A range of special offers with our partners, including discounts to entertainment & events for families with young children.
  • 15 percent off Australian Red Cross First Aid training courses for all adults included in your family membership
  • Opportunity to open a free premium account with Sendle for an easy, cheaper way to pick up and deliver parcels from your home or office.  
  • Subscription to our monthly eNewsletter which includes competitions for members only to win free products and event tickets.
  • Substantial discounts for your playgroup, fundraising opportunities, and exclusive member offers, when purchasing toys and equipment from Modern Teaching Aids (MTA).

 

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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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