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Playgroup Support

A major focus of Playgroup NSW is providing support, guidance and tools to help ensure the success of new and established Playgroups. This support is comprised of highly trained staff who visit Playgroups, our Member Support team who are a phone call or email away and extensive resources available to all our affiliated Playgroups.

Ways Playgroup NSW can help your group:

  • Playgroup NSW Manual provides guidance on running a playgroup. If you coordinate a playgroup, contact us to be emailed a PDF of the manual or we can send you a hard copy.
  • tools to help you run your playgroup
  • locating suitable venues , negotiating with venue owners and getting a lease organised
  • promotional materials to increase awareness about your playgroup and recruit new members
  • training and support to playgroup committees
  • playgroup starter kits including toys, and other resources
  • great ideas for play activities and structure

Supporting Playgroup Committees

We can help you learn about how to start a playgroup, run a playgroup, volunteering skills and other helpful information. We do this through our resources, over the phone support, training and playgroup visits.

We also have helpful documents for our members including the Treasurer’s handbook, playgroup day book and more. Contact us to order your copies.

Member Support is always available

Offering quick and effective support and information, our playgroup and member support team are available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm on 1800 171 882 or you can send us your inquiry.

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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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