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

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.

Bookings are not required, a gold coin donation is appreciated to help fund this valuable service.

We wish to advise that all of our playgroup programs are currently suspended until further notice to comply with Government directives regarding limiting non-essential gatherings due to the coronavirus.

We will continue to monitor and follow the advice provided by the relevant authorities as the situation evolves. We will inform you via our social media platforms and our website regarding the reopening of our playgroup programs when this can occur.

We wish all of our children, families and supporters all the best for their health and wellbeing during this challenging time.

Red Bug Playgroup

Every Monday 10 am – 12 pm
Ashfield Park (near the playground) – weather permitting

Red Bug Playgroup is kindly supported by Ashfield Council and Club Ashfield.

Wangal Playgroup

Every Wednesday 9:30 am-11:30 am
Ashfield Public School Hall (through Murrell St)

Gurung Playgroup

Every Friday 9:30 am – 11:30 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' and Children's Playgroup

Alternating weeks Saturday 9.00 am – 11.00 am
The Infants’ Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield

The Fathers’ and Children’s Playgroup is kindly supported by Wests Ashfield Leagues.

Please see the 2020 Playgroup Calendar here.

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.