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  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 06-Feb-17

    Playgroup is a fun, interactive experience for young children and adults alike. With over 800 playgroups affiliated with Playgroup NSW, there are many benefits to attending.

    Here are our top 5.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Tue 31-Jan-17

    Thousands of families with young children enjoy making going to playgroup part of their weekly routine. Whenever we visit a local playgroup in NSW we are thrilled to see so many children attend with their parents and carers. If you are thinking about joining playgroup this year, then this article is for you. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    Wed 30-Nov-16

    My Health Record enables families to maintain the best possible health. It can help you keep track of your child’s immunisations, doctor or hospital visits and other important medical information. It will allow you to take measures to ensure your child has the best possible start in life and to arm them with their important health information, all in one place, as they grow. 

  • Starting Blocks & Playgroup NSW

    Mon 21-Nov-16

    For first-time families, it is hard to know when to start considering and planning for their baby’s first step into early childhood education and care.

    Starting Blocks, ACECQA’s family focused website, in association with Playgroup NSW, has developed a fun infographic to help new families prepare for their child’s learning journey.

    This illustrated journey places strong emphasis on play-based learning and encourages families to consider their local playgroup. Playing games, singing, talking and laughing together at home and at playgroup is a special time that helps create a unique bond and encourages children to learn, use their imagination and develop a variety of skills.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Mon 24-Oct-16

    Toys are important for your child’s development. They are fun and interesting, and can help your child to develop a wide variety of skills.

    There are a lot of toys that can be dangerous to a child, especially if they are not age-appropriate or if they are made from potentially harmful materials. As a parent, you can evaluate your child’s toys by going over some simple steps to make sure they don’t present safety issues.

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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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