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:
- Find interested families
- Identify the playgroup’s purpose
- Select a day of the week and time
- Choose an appropriate location
- Identify play activities
- Select toys and equipment
- Establish policies and guidelines
- Join Playgroup NSW
- Identify costs
- 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