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Playgroups are all about creating unforgettable experiences for children, parents and carers. And with hundreds of playgroups across NSW, there are plenty of stories to be told!

Whether we are celebrating a special holiday or just attending a regular day at a local playgroup, our volunteers and members make the most of the time they spend together. Children are actively engaged in meaningful activities, parents socialise, friendships are born and smiles are shared - and this section is dedicated to showing you the joy of attending playgroup. 

Join us in our journey to discover the beauty of every playgroup!

  • The Maitland Mercury

    Fri 03-Feb-17

    Morpeth Playgroup is making a conscious stance to embrace the diversity and multiculturalism in the Maitland community through a new social development project.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 27-Oct-16

    Lakemba Indonesian Playgroup is an Indonesian group that provides a perfect opportunity for Indonesian mothers to feel at home and introduce their little ones to their cultural heritage and background. They connect with each other by singing Indonesian songs or reading books. Take a look at this video to catch a little glimpse of what’s happening every week at Lakemba Playgroup.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 27-Oct-16

    This year, Grandparents Day in Australia will be celebrated on 30th October. This special day celebrates the role older people play in our society and focuses on recognising the diversity grandparents bring into relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds and geographic locations. Grandparents Day is the perfect opportunity to spend some time with an older loved one and connect across generations.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 14-Oct-16

    North Curl Curl Playgroup is one of those places where you go and have fun all day long. We recently visited the playgroup and were thrilled to see so many children attend with their parents and carers.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Thu 13-Oct-16

    Father's Day is on September 4th so we decided to celebrate the event with a video we took at one of the playgroups in NSW. 

    If you want to join a playgroup or find a playgroup in your area, visit www.playgroupnsw.org.au

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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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