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

Our  free Community Playgroups are running in Term 2 2022

Our free community playgroups run throughout each school term. In Term 2 we are offering: 

  • The weekly Red Bug Playgroup every Monday, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm, at Ashfield Park, Parramatta Rd & Orpington Street (look for the big Red Bug van!) If it is raining, or if the ground is very wet following several rainy days, the playgroup will be held in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.
  • The weekly Baby Time Playgroup every Tuesday, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm, in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield. 
  • The fortnightly Fathers’ and Male Carers’ Playgroup every second Saturday, 9.00 am to 11.00 am in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.

We are awaiting advice regarding resuming our Wangal and Gurung Playgroups on primary school premises due to COVID-19, and we will advise families when these are able to recommence.

Download the Term 2 Playgroup Calendar here. 

Register for our playgroups

Parents and carers wishing to participate in one or more of our playgroup programs in 2022 need to register here.

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
Ashfield Park, near the playground, weather permitting. In wet weather the playgroup will be held at The Infants’ Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.
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’s Community Wellbeing Grants program.

Wangal Playgroup

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

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' and Male Carers' 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.