At Playgroups parents and carers get together with their young children for a couple of hours each week to connect, learn through play and most importantly, have fun. Essentially, Playgroup is one of the first, and most important social networks for children and families.
Held at a variety of community venues in cities as well as regional and remote areas, Playgroup activities may involve craft, indoor and outdoor play and morning tea. At Playgroup, families can learn new ideas for playing at home, make new friends and share their experiences in a relaxed environment.
Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. They can be accompanied by mothers, fathers, grandparents, nannies or other carers. Playgroup NSW affiliated Playgroups are inclusive, providing welcoming supportive environments for all families to come together regardless of cultural, social or economic backgrounds.
The majority of Playgroups are community Playgroups, managed by volunteers and we also operate numerous supported Playgroups and Parent Support Groups for families with particular needs such as disability and developmental delay, or special interests.
I was having issues with my girls getting along before we attended Playgroup. Now they love chatting with other kids and doing activities. It's been great for their development.
Playgroup NSW leads play-based programs and services for NSW families with children birth to school age, offering development, shared experiences, and family support, that results in active citizens and inclusive communities.