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Good tips for the season and plenty of fabulous prizes and freebies await you in this email
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December 2017

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CEO’s message


In 2017, Playgroup NSW celebrated 45 years of dedicated service.

Thank you to the thousands of parents, carers, volunteers, staff, Board members and partners who continue to be a part of our wonderful journey.

We value your contributions throughout the year that help make playgroups a safe and supportive place for parents and a fun environment for children.

I hope you’ve enjoyed being part of Playgroup NSW and joining in with your playgroup this year and our team looks forward to welcoming you back in 2018.

Playgroup NSW wishes you all a very happy and safe festive season.

Nadene Lee


Christmas/New Year head office closure



Our offices will be closed from Monday, 25 December and we’ll be back to work on Monday, 8 January 2018. If you have an enquiry during this period, you can  email and we will respond when we return.


Sun protection tips for your baby 


Summer is upon us! You know what this means, right? Lots of activities in the great outdoors and nature explorations with your children.

The Cancer Council NSW offers parents a few useful sun protection recommendations to make sure your child’s outdoor fun doesn’t end up in a sunburn

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FREE membership offer for families with babies ends on 31 December


There are more than 95,000 babies born every year in NSW.  We know that the first few months of life are the best time to make a positive impact on their brain development. 

We feel so strongly about this that in 2017, we  invested our own resources to create our Play Baby initiative, which offers a free, one-year membership to families with babies under 12 months old.

With 2017 coming to an end, this special offer will finish on 31 December.
So, if you have a baby under 12 months old and are not already a Playgroup NSW member, join now and start going to playgroup with your baby in the new year!

If your membership is due to expire in the next few weeks and you’ve had a baby during the year, renew before 31 December to take advantage of a year of free membership.

If you have family or friends with a baby under this age, please share this offer with them

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Three tips to rekindle your toddler’s love for bath time



By Kinderling Radio, a Playgroup NSW content partner  

Bath time can be a great way to unwind for both adults and children. However, toddlers don’t always end up enjoying it. It’s common for toddlers to suddenly dislike taking baths, especially after experiencing a scary incident.

Chris Minogue, a mothercraft nurse, reassures parents this is normal behaviour for toddlers. “It’s really common for toddlers, where they’ve been happy in the bath and then suddenly they don’t want to stand or sit in it. Then, it quickly turns into a tantrum,” she says

Read about three useful tips from Chris about on how to rekindle your toddler’s love for bath time.

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Why putting two LEGO® DUPLO® bricks together is a pretty big deal



Content provided by LEGO, a Playgroup NSW partner

Remember the first time your daughter clapped her hands? Or, when your son managed to get food IN his mouth instead of all around it? Milestones like these represent giant steps in your child’s development.  When a child starts putting LEGO DUPLO bricks together, it shows they’ve moved to the next step of motor and cognitive development--another big milestone.  What motor and cognitive skills is your child mastering when they put two or more LEGO DUPLO bricks together?


Download Annual Report



The 2016-2017 Playgroup NSW Annual Report is now available online for you to download. Read about our organisation’s major highlights for the last financial year.





Build a Christmas tree with DUPLO® bricks



Here’s an idea for a fun DUPLO creation you might want to try making with your little ones. Click for a step-by-step guide about how to make a Christmas Tree.


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What's On?



Special Offer on Jay Laga'aia's Classic Christmas from Sydney Opera House

We have received a very special offer from the Sydney Opera House. Playgroup NSW members will enjoy 20% off group tickets (6 or more) to performances of Jay Laga’aia’s brand new Christmas concert featuring Sydney Youth Orchestras.  The Waterside dining café is a perfect place to catch up for coffee and cake prior to the performance so organise a group and make a day of it!
Watch our Facebook page on Friday (01 Dec 2017) where we will be running a competition to win some family passes for the Christmas concert! 


Final 2017 Facebook competition open to members and other subscribers



#BuildItTogether with LEGO this Christmas and go into the draw to win a prize worth over $800

For our final 2017 competition with our partners at LEGO, we invite NSW families to post a photo or video of your family playing with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks on our Facebook page. You might be having a go at building the Christmas tree or just spending some quality time playing and creating. 
When you post, you’ll automatically be entered into a random draw to win LEGO’s ultimate end-of-year epic prize pack valued at over $800 that includes every set LEGO DUPLO released in 2017!

Competition closes at 5pm on Tuesday, 12 December and is open to all NSW families.

Member Competitions

Win a new kid for your Cabbage Patch Collection!

With 100s of millions of Kids adopted since 1983, Cabbage Patch Kids are one of the world’s most iconic toys. The Kids continue to strike a chord with parents and children as one of the most recognisable and beloved children’s properties of all time.

The 14-inch Cabbage Patch Kid is a unique one-of-a-kind doll with a cute name, adoption paper and Birth Certificate.

What’s more? Each come with a very special accessory: the heart key. This special heart key when paired with the right Adoptimals Pets can unlock their heart beats. So you can always extend your family with more cute pets!

All Playgroup NSW members stand a chance to win a unique 14-inch Cabbage Patch Kid. Enter now to start your adoption journey!



Win a My Little Pony: The Movie Prizepack

We just can’t stop giving away amazing prizes and freebies! 

Three (3) lucky winners will get a double pass for you and a friend to see the film, which is currently out at cinemas!

Starring the voices of Emily Blunt, Sia, Liev Schreiber and Zoe Saldana, the story is about the Mane 6, who go on a journey to the end of Equestria when Ponyville is threatened by a dark force. Check out the trailer here.

Enter now to grab your passes!


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