Community Playgroups

A free service for local families and their children

A play-based early learning program

A free service, providing access to early childhood education and intervention

Playgroups will resume in February 2022

We run five free community playgroups during school terms in several locations across the Inner West. As well as three playgroups for children from birth to school age, we also offer a weekly Baby Time Playgroup for children aged up to 12 months, and a fortnightly Saturday playgroup for Dads and male carers and their children aged 0-5 years. Playgroup is a great place to meet other families and to give children the opportunity to play and learn in a friendly, informal setting.

Register for our playgroups

Parents and carers wishing to participate in one or more of our playgroup programs in 2022 can register here. We will email families who have registered with us with playgroup return dates in the new year, including families who previously registered with us.

Invitation to complete our annual Playgroup Survey

If you attended one of our playgroups this year, including our Zoom groups, or have accessed our pre-recorded playgroup videos, we invite you to complete our short annual Playgroup Survey here. Your feedback helps us to improve our service and to understand the benefits it brings to our community

Entry point access to quality early childhood education and early intervention

Families and children attending our playgroups benefit from access to:

  1. A free play-based early learning program developed by a qualified early childhood Educator.
  2. Resources such as books, toys and creative materials.
  3. Access to professional advice and information regarding child learning, development, health and wellbeing
  4. Opportunities to connect with other children and families, and to learn about other services and resources in the community.

Playgroup Times
Red Bug Playgroup

Mondays 10:00 am–12:00 pm (weather permitting)
Ashfield Park (near the playground).
This playgroup is kindly supported by Ashfield Council.

Baby Time Playgroup

Tuesdays 10:30 am–12:00 pm
The Infants’ Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.

Wangal Playgroup

Wednesdays 9:45 am–11:45 am
Ashfield Public School Hall (enter via Murrell St).

Gurung Playgroup

Thursdays 9:00 am–10:45 am
Croydon Park Public School, 81-113 Georges River Road, Croydon Park.
This playgroup is kindly supported by Club Burwood RSL.
(Currently suspended)

Fathers Playgroup

Alternating Saturdays 9:00 am–11:00 am
The Infants’ Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.
This playgroup is kindly supported by the James N Kirby Foundation.

Please note

Playgroups do not run during the school holidays or on public holidays.

Red Bug Playgroup at Ashfield Park does not run when it is raining.