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

entry point access to quality early childhood education and early intervention

Our 2020 playgroup sessions are now finished

Our playgroups are now finished for 2020, but they will resume in Term 1 2021. We will update our website and Facebook page with information about session times and bookings for 2021 early in the New Year.

Register your details

As we will continue to operate all of our playgroups with a COVID-19 Safety Plan we will still need parents who have not previously registered their details for our playgroups to do so here.

Complete our 2020 Playgroup Feedback Survey

We’d love to hear about your experiences with our playgroups, and would appreciate it if you could complete our short online survey here. Your responses support us to identify and make improvements to our service and are also used to show the impact we make through this service. This supports us with securing funding to continue this service provision.

The Infants’ Home community playgroups are a free service, providing entry point access to quality early childhood education and early intervention.

Families attending our playgroups benefit from access to:

  1. A play-based early learning program developed by a qualified early childhood teacher.
  2. Resources such as books, toys and creative materials.
  3. Information and advice from our team of social workers.
  4. Occupational therapists, speech therapists and early childhood health nurse, who can provide referrals to other services as necessary.


Red Bug Playgroup

Mondays 9:00 am–11:00 am (weather permitting)
Ashfield Park (near the playground).
This playgroup is kindly supported by Ashfield Council.

Wangal Playgroup

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

Gurung Playgroup

Thursdays 9:00 am–10:45 am
Croydon Park Public School, 81-113 Georges River Road, Croydon Park.
Gurung Playgroup is kindly supported by Burwood Council and Club Burwood RSL.

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.