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 Term 2 Community Playgroups have now finished for Term 2, 2021

We are hoping to be able to recommence our playgroups from the first week of Term 3, beginning with our Baby Time playgroup on Tuesday 13 July. However, we will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation in Greater Sydney over the next few weeks, and will advise our community via our website and social media in the event that some or all of our playgroups will need to be temporarily suspended in Term 3.

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 9:15 am–11:15 am (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.
This playgroup is kindly supported by Inner West 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.
This playgroup is kindly supported by 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.