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  Community Playgroups will run in Term 4 2022

Our free Community Playgroups run throughout each school term. 

Our Term 4 2022 Playgroups will be: 

  • Commencing 17 October, the weekly Red Bug Playgroup will run every Monday, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm, at Ashfield Park, Parramatta Rd and Orpington Street (look for the big Red Bug van!) If it is raining, or the ground is too wet to use, the playgroup will be held in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield. Families who are registered for our playgroups will be notified of venue changes via email. This playgroup is for children from birth to school age.
  • Commencing 11 October, the weekly Baby Time Playgroup will run every Tuesday, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm, in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield. This playgroup is for children from birth to 12 months, or until walking competently.
  • Commencing 13 October, the weekly Pathways Playgroup will run every Thursday, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm, in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield. This playgroup is for children aged 18 months and above who are not currently attending formal early childhood education and care. However, if your child aged over 18 months has a younger sibling, they are welcome to join as well.
  • Commencing 15 October, the fortnightly Fathers’ and Male Carers’ Playgroup will run every second Saturday, 9.00 am to 11.00 am, in our Rigby House Community space at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield. This playgroup is for children from birth to school age and their fathers or male carers.
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 Inner West Council.

Baby Time Playgroup

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

Pathways Playgroup

Thursdays 10:30 am–12:00 pm
The Infants’ Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.
This playgroup is kindly supported by the NSW Department of Education & Communities, under the Early Childhood Education and Care Grants Program.

Fathers' and Male Carers' Playgroup

Every second Saturday 19:00 am–11:00 am
The Infants’ Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield.
This playgroup is kindly supported Wests Ashfield Leagues Club.

Wangal Playgroup

(Currently suspended)

Gurung Playgroup

(Currently suspended)

Please note

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