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  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 10-Nov-17

    The NSW Government today announced $4.5 million in grants for NSWs’ youngest learners. Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell announced through the Start Strong Pathways plan, that “children too young for preschool will benefit from $2 million in NSW Government funding for educational programs supporting children to prepare for preschool. Services like playgroups and toy libraries play a vital role in offering a pathway for our children into early childhood education”.

    The Minister said “Funding is available for not-for-profits that feel they can offer the educational component to children from birth to 3 years of age. Bigger organisations like Playgroup NSW may apply for a larger piece of the pie, to run something right across the state or a region, or it may relate to smaller organisations that towns for a more local approach”. 

  • Playgroup NSW

    Fri 10-Nov-17

    Playgroup NSW CEO Nadene Lee was invited to join the NSW Minister for Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell for her announcement of $2 million to support young children’s pathways into preschool in Tamworth today.
  • Playgroup NSW

    Tue 01-Aug-17

    This month Playgroup NSW is celebrating 45 years of dedication to supporting families and strengthening local communities through playgroups. Thank you to the thousands of parents, carers, volunteers, staff and partners who have been a part of our wonderful movement.  And, of course, thank you to all the beautiful and amazing children who’ve benefitted from attending playgroup throughout the years.

    In celebration of our 45th birthday, we’ve produced a fun, short video which we hope you enjoy. Thanks to all the playgroups and others who contributed to it.

  • Playgroup NSW

    Wed 15-Feb-17

    Not-for-profit membership association, Playgroup NSW launched Play Baby today, (15 February 2017) an initiative for families with children under 12 months old.

  • Pallavi Singhal

    Sun 04-Sep-16

    Attending playgroup with his daughter, Silver, began as a necessity for Jonathon Smith when he couldn't get her into day care, but it has quickly become a favourite activity for both dad and daughter.

    Mr Smith is part of a growing group of fathers who regularly take their children to the weekly gatherings held across NSW, which last about three hours and include free play, arts and crafts, organised games and morning tea.

Playgroup of the Month

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Beaumont Hills Little Buddies Mandarin Playgroup meets every Monday from 10am to 12pm with a wide range of fun activities laid out for the day. The aim of this playgroup is to provide a friendly, Mandarin speaking environment for all parents, carers and children in the area.

Playgroups looking for you

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Check out our Playgroups who are looking for families to join them.

Play Activities

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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).

Featured Article

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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.

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