Find a Playgroup in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter Playgroup Guide

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Are you new in town, a new parent or just looking for some new friends for your child or yourself? Join a local playgroup in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter. Playgroup is an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children and babies meet up in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Here’s a list of Newcastle playgroups sorted by suburb as well as some special interest playgroups. Many are affiliated with Playgroup NSW and operate during school terms. Be sure to contact the playgroup beforehand to confirm date, time and vacancies.

If you’re involved in a playgroup that’s not on this list or have started a playgroup and are looking for new members, send us the details and we’ll add you to this list.

Adamstown

Mainly Music Adamstown Playgroup
Belair Baptist Church, 130 Garden Grove Parade
Monday & Friday 10am

This is a fun, nurturing, music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. The quality program helps develop physical skills, language, and creativity and gives families a chance to think about the God-part of life. Two groups operate on different days and a lovely morning tea follows each session. Waiting list operational. For further information contact Penny Pickering on 0412 186 758.

Belmont

Belmont Christian College Playgroup
Belmont Christian College, 65 John Fisher Road
Thursday 9.30am –11.30am

Come and enjoy a fun, safe space where your child can play and socialise with others. Spend quality time with your child whilst connecting with other parents and caregivers. The morning is lightly structured with indoor play, story and music time, morning tea and outdoor play. Playgroup runs during school term time and is $2 per family. Adults are provided with morning tea, please bring morning tea for your child. For more information please contact Anna Gray on 0422 167 156 or the College on 4922 8300.

Belmont Bugalugs Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Belmont Neighbourhood Centre, 359 Pacific Highway
Tuesday 10:00am

This small group of families, which includes children from babies to 5 years, meets on Tuesdays at 10:00am. They have a good sized indoor play area with plenty of storage and toys and a good kitchen to make a cuppa. Entrance is on the side of the building. Playgroup does not meet in school holidays. Please give Coordinator Elly, a call for more information: 0466 254 048. All Welcome.

Belmont North

Mainly Music Belmont North Playgroup
Eastlakes Salvation Army,  360 Pacific Highway
Monday 9:30am – 10:45am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Monday mornings during school terms. Morning tea is provided and costs $5 per family. For more information, contact Emily Screen on 0402 839 533.

Beresfield

Beresfield Samaritans CAPS Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Various locations in Beresfield
Tuesday 10am

Samaritans CAPS is an early intervention and prevention program which focuses on building the bonds of attachment to enhance family function and increase community participation. All activities the service undertakes are planned and facilitated by skilled and qualified practitioners who understand the importance of play-based learning and child development, as well challenges families sometimes face. These playgroups are free! Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Bonnells Bay

Bonnells Bay Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Bonnells Bay Public School, Morisset Park Road
Thursday 9:30am

This playgroup meets Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30am in the school hall. Please join the Facebook page for weekly updates. Visit the Bonnells Bay Playgroup Facebook page or Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Branxton

Greta Branxton Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
1 Water Street, Greta
Monday 9:30am

Greta Branxton Playgroup meets Mondays from 9.30am – 11.30am through school terms. They recommend that you contact their Playgroup to organise to visit a session with your child(ren). Their Playgroup coordinator can provide you with a general idea of how the playgroup works, the ages of children attending, session fees, etc. Visit the Greta Branxton Playgroup Facebook page or Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Cameron Park

Cameron Park Mini Munchkins Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Cameron Park Community Centre, 107 North Lakes Drive
Monday 9:30am

Cameron Park Mini Munchkins Playgroup offers a session on Mondays from 9:30am. There is a combination of mums, dads and grandparents who attend. The ages of the children who attend range from under 12 months to the year before they go to school. Cameron Park Community Centre is a great venue with a large room, lots of toys, outdoor play area for bike riding, craft and kitchen access. The room also comes with air con for the very hot days and cold days. To organise a visit, call Playgroups NSW so they can get you in touch with the co-ordinator. All Welcome. Playgroup does not meet during School Holidays.

Cardiff

Macquarie Care Playgroup
Macquarie Life Church, Corner of Macquarie & Wentworth Roads
Tuesday 10am

Check out the amazing child-friendly facilities with a fully fenced yard, child-sized toilets, safety gates and covers on all doors. There’s also have off street parking and parent facilities. The group meets every Tuesday morning in school term from 10am to 12pm and costs $2 per family per week. See the Macquarie Care Playgroup Facebook page for more information.

Charlestown

Charlie’s Angels Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Charlestown Public School, 15 Frederick Street
Wednesday 9:30am

Charlies Angels Playgroup was established in 2012 and meets in the hall at Charlestown Public School. Activities include indoor playtime, craft, singing, stories, morning tea, outdoor sandpit and bikes. New families are always welcome, Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30am during school terms. Check out their website: www.charliesangelsplaygroup.weebly.com or email: CharliesAngelsPlaygroup@gmail.com

Charlestown Little Lights Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
C3 Church Victory, Level 1, 5 Hopetoun Street
Friday 10am – 11:30am

Little Lights Playgroup is a new playgroup for children aged 0-5 years old, and welcomes all parents, grandparents, and carers. We meet every Friday during school terms from 9:30-11:30am in a new area dedicated to children’s play. The morning is lightly structured with reading time, craft, food and free play. Bring morning tea for your children and enjoy a coffee on us when you arrive! Gold coin donation entry. For all enquiries please call 4922 6800 or email littlelights@c3victory.org.au.

Cooks Hill

St John’s Playgroup
St John’s Church, 107 Dawson Street
Wednesdays from 10am-12noon

St John’s Playgroup is a relaxed and informal Newcastle Playgroup where families can play, sing, do crafts and have fun together. Our playgroup meets in the beautiful leafy grounds of St John’s Church, Cooks Hill. Cooks Hill is close the centre of Newcastle NSW. We have use of the church hall, an outside patio, and the grass lawn, which means we can welcome your family whatever the weather! We have had mums, dads, grandmothers, grandfathers and even a great-grandfather join us, so come along and feel welcome. Parents and Carers often help out by bringing along some morning tea for the adults to share or organising a craft activity. Cost is only $5 per family and we ask families to bring along a piece of fruit that can be part of a fruit platter for the children. For more information, please email admin@saintjohns.com.au.

Dora Creek

Dora Creek Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Dora Creek Public School, 25-29 Coorumbung Road
Friday 9:30am

This playgroup is a happy & relaxed group of mums with children ranging in age from babies to 4 years. They meet in the school hall of the Primary school. They have a lovely enclosed outdoor verandah for small children and run of the playground in good weather. All parents and carers welcome. Come join us. For all enquiries please email doracreek-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au.

Elermore Vale

Play Strong Elermore Vale Birra-Li Playgroup
Elermore Vale Community Centre, 129 Croudace Road
Thursday 11am

This is an Aboriginal Playgroup welcoming all parents & carers with indigenous children. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Fletcher

Fletcher Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Various locations in Fletcher
Monday 9:30am

We recommend that you contact the Playgroup to organise to visit a session with your child(ren). The Playgroup coordinator can provide you with a general idea of how the playgroup works, the ages of children attending, session fees, etc. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Mainly Music Fletcher Playgroup
Fletcher Community Centre, 55 Kurraka Drive
Tuesday 9:30am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Thursday mornings during school terms. Morning tea is provided and costs $5 per family. For more information contact Cinta on 0412 637 049 or visit their facebook page.

Garden Suburb

Garden Suburb Jumping Jellybeans Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Garden Suburb Community Hall, 2A Prospect Rd
Tuesday 9:30am

Garden Suburb Jumping Jellybeans welcomes all parents and carers with children up to 6 years. The hall has a large play area indoors with a kitchen and a small grassed area used for outdoor play. Please send us an email before attending. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Glendale

Gecko Playgroup
Grace Evangelical Church
344-348 Lake Road, Glendale
Wednesday 10am -11:30am

Gecko Playgroup is a church-run playgroup for all children aged 0-5 years, providing a safe and fun place for children to enjoy free-play, craft, storytime and morning tea, while parents and grandparents can relax with others over a cuppa. Once a term, the playgroup attempt to go on a special outing together. Please bring a piece of fruit to share at morning tea and a gold coin donation. For more information, contact Alice 0410776205 or Alex on 0466834646, or visit their Facebook page.

Glendale Garden Elves (NSW Playgroup member)
64 Reservoir Road
Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am

This Playgroup is currently full and is only accepting new members through the waitlist. To join the waitlist please go to https://steinerplaygroup.weebly.com/ The playgroup is based on the indications of Rudolf Steiner. They endeavour to engage the will of the young children in a positive way and be good examples for them to imitate. Morning activities follow a rhythm of breathing in – breadmaking, singing, story and breathing out – shared morning tea and free play.

Greta

Greta Branxton Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
1 Water Street, Greta
Monday 9:30am

Greta Branxton Playgroup meets Mondays from 9.30am – 11.30am through school terms. They recommend that you contact their Playgroup to organise to visit a session with your child(ren). Their Playgroup coordinator can provide you with a general idea of how the playgroup works, the ages of children attending, session fees, etc. Visit the Greta Branxton Playgroup Facebook page or Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Hamilton

Hamilton Wiggly Wombats Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Scots Kirk Presbyterian Church, Tudor Street
Thursday 9:30am

Hamilton Wiggly Wombats meets Thursdays from 9.30am – 11.30am and welcomes newcomers of all ages. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Mainly Music Hamilton Playgroup
67 Cleary Street, Hamilton
Tuesday 10am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Thursday mornings during school terms. Morning tea is provided and costs $5 per family. For more information, contact Ashleigh on 0417 450 387 or visit their website.

Islington

Islington Baptist Church Playgroup
Islington Baptist Church
180 Maitland Road
Thursday 9:45am

There is fun and adventure for you to share with your child at our Izzo Playtime. Exciting, fully enclosed play spaces engage young minds and hands, with weekly interest activities and regular music and story times. Find encouragement and friendship every Thursday during school terms, 9.45am to 11.45am at 180 Maitland Road, Islington. Contact Marion on 0429 411 704 or visit the private Islington Baptist Church Playgroup Facebook page to get up-to-date details on the activities and cost, also so you can arrive connected with someone right from the start. They welcome all in the Islington and wider Newcastle community who care for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Jewells

Mainly Music Jewells Playgroup
Belmont North Anglican Church, 114a Ntaba Road
Thursday 9:30am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Thursdy mornings during school terms. For more information contact Belinda on 0416 279 718.

Kotara

Mainly Music Kotara Playgroup
Church of the Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 101 Joslin Street, Kotara
Friday 9:30am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Friday mornings during school terms (except the last). For more information contact Anne on 02 4943 5651.

Kotara South

St James Kotara South Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
St James Primary School Hall, 30 Vista Parade
Friday 9am

St James Playgroup welcomes all parents and carers with children up to 6 years (whether you are continuing on to St James Primary school or not). The hall has a large indoor play area with lots of options for play! New members are welcome to come along to a session (they operate during term time only). For more information, call Playgroup NSW on NSW 1800 171.

Kurri Kurri

Kurri Kurri Samaritans CAPS Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Various locations in Kurri Kurri
Thursday 9:30am

Samaritans CAPS is an early intervention and prevention program which focuses on building the bonds of attachment to enhance family function and increase community participation. All activities the service undertakes are planned and facilitated by skilled and qualified practitioners who understand the importance of play-based learning and child development, as well challenges families sometimes face. These playgroups are free! Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Play Strong Hunter Prelude Digital (NSW Playgroup member)
Kurri Kurri Centre, 131 Northcote Street
Monday 10:00am

Play Strong groups are supported playgroups that support parents to engage with early learning services. For all enquires email ps.hpdigital@playgroupnsw.org.au Meets 10am to 10:45am. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Largs

Largs/ Bolwarra Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
School of Arts Hall-Largs, Corner of High St & Largs Avenue
Wednesday 9:30am

This is a lovely active group with children of all ages from babies through to school age. They welcome all newcomers. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Maitland

Early Links PlayConnect (NSW Playgroup member)
Maitland Presbyterian Church, Church Street
Thursday 9:30am

Support playgroup for children 0 -6 with Autism, Developmental delay or behaviour concerns. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Maryland

Maryland Building Tots Early Childhood Development Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
207 Maryland Drive, Maryland
Tuesday 9:30am

For children who are not currently accessing any early childhood education. We aim to support the child and family’s transition into a suitable EC placement. We are continuing to provide virtual playgroups and offer other transition to school services to families All playgroups run weekly during school terms. Funded by the Department of Education. Please call 8977 8341 for further information. All playgroups run weekly during school terms. Please note: This Playgroup is an Organisational Member of Playgroup NSW. Playgroup NSW Members and other families attending this playgroup are covered by the insurance arrangements provided by the organisation hosting these playgroup sessions.

Medowie

Medowie Tigers Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Medowie Community Centre, 44 Ferodale Road
Tuesday 9:30am

Medowie Tigers are welcoming new families. They have a large open indoor space with kitchen facilities to make tea and coffee. Outdoors there is a covered area and a sandpit. They have lots of toys for a range of ages of children including baby mats, a reading corner & dress ups. This is a relaxed playgroup that runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Community Centre with morning tea about 10:30am. Session Fee of $3 a week contributes towards the rent. Ask to join the closed Medowie Tigers Facebook group or for more information about this playgroup email medowietigers@hotmail.com.

Mainly Music Medowie Playgroup
St Francis Anglican Church, 5 Brocklesby Road
Wednesday 10am

We begin with about 30 minutes of outside playtime to burn off some energy. Then we go inside for the music session. Children and parents sing along and do the actions to a range of different recorded music. The songs are catchy as well as designed to teach some basic skills and co-ordination, as well as a simple ideas like counting. We usually include one or two songs about God’s love for all of us. Half an hour of music is followed by home-made morning tea for children and adults, so parents get a chance to catch up and chill out and kids can enjoy a bit more play-time before going home. (Please note: while we are allergy aware, parents are responsible for overseeing what their children eat). Mainly Music runs weekly during school term. $5 per family. Contact Debbie 02 4982 9126.

Merewether

Merewether Beachbabes (NSW Playgroup member)
Uniting Church-Merewether, 178 Glebe Road
Thursday 9:30am

Come and play at Merewether Beachbabes Playgroup! The group is currently welcoming new families but please email them before visiting our group as numbers are restricted. The group meets every Thursday morning during school terms. There is a lovely outdoor area with play equipment as well as an indoor play space in the church hall (no affiliation with the church, they just rent the space). Mums, dads, grandparents and carers enjoy socialising over a cuppa while kids enjoy free play as well as a different craft/physical activity organised each week (Covid-safe depending). Please email: merewetherpg@gmail.com for more information on joining our group.

Metford

Metford Community Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Metford Community Hall, Corner Ingall & Lowe Street
Wednesday 10am

Please see our FaceBook page for our latest updates and adventures or call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info and to organise a visit. We do not meet during school holidays.

Morisset

Heritage College Lake Macquarie Playgroup
Heritage College, 85 Ironbark Road
Every second Thursday in school term at 9:30am

Heritage Playgoup provides a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to become familiar with the school setting and community. This free playgroup is a time for friendships to develop and an ideal setting for children to learn through play. Join the private Heritage College Lake Macquarie Playgroup Facebook group.

Morpeth

Morpeth Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
School of Arts Hall-Morpeth, 110 High Street
Tuesday 10am

Morpeth playgroup commenced 30 years ago and remains a unique service to families in the local area. It is a friendly group of children and carers who meet every Tuesday at the School of Art’s Hall. It’s a place to relax, to explore, to check out our craziness and to socialise. They offer a wide range of activities, including: art workshops, story time and educational playtimes. Morpeth playgroup’s members are proud to encourage and promote our multicultural and diversity values which lie at the heart of the hard work of our volunteers. So please contact them through the NSW Playgroup webpage or drop in for a visit to experience the amazing community first hand.

Newcastle

Cathedral Mainly Music Playgroup
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church Street, Newcastle
Thursday 10am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Thursday mornings during school terms. Morning tea is provided and costs $5 per family. For more information contact Veronica on 0482 027 207 or visit their website.

New Lambton

New Lambton Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Uniting Church-New Lambton, 48 Regent Street
Wednesday 9:30am

The playgroup meets every Wednesday during school terms. They have lots of toys and space indoors and outdoors so can always welcome new families to our group. Please drop in and the friendly committee will show you around. Only $5 per session (first 2 free) or $40 for the whole school term. They organise craft or other activities e.g. bubbles, ball games, bathing the baby dolls every week and also have music time each week at 11:15 to close the session. Lots of fun for the kids and parents/carers alike! Please email newlambtonplaygroup@gmail.com.

Mainly Music New Lambton Playgroup
New Lambton Anglican Hall, Cnr Cromwell St & Oxford St, New Lambton
Wednesday 9:30am

This is a fun, nurturing, music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. The quality program helps develop physical skills, language, and creativity and gives families a chance to think about the God-part of life. Two groups operate on different days and a lovely morning tea follows each session. Waiting list operational. For further information contact Beck Bishop on 0416 149 633 or email beck@anew.org.au.

Rutherford

Play Strong Maitland Neighbourhood Centre (NSW Playgroup member)
Rutherford Community Centre, Arthur Street
Tuesday (General) & Wednesday (Playstrong) 10am

Play Strong groups are supported playgroups that support parents to engage with early learning services. Please email ps.maitland.nhcentre@playgroupnsw.org.au to register your interest.

Singleton

Mainly Music Singleton Playgroup
Singleton Baptist Church, Cnr Gardner Circuit & Bridgman Road, Singleton Heights
Friday

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Friday mornings during school terms. For more information contact Aimee on 0402 588 096 or email mainlymusicsingleton@gmail.com.

Speers Point

Creative Play for Under 5’s at MAP mima
Speers Point Park
Last Tuesday of each month, February to November 10-10:45 and 11:15-12 noon

Young children and their carers can enjoy some creative play time together including art, music, stories, song and dance. The program changes each month. Come and enjoy a morning of fun hands-on activities. It’s a great way to meet other parents. Suitable for ages five and under. This is a free activity but bookings are essential. All attending adults and children require a ticket. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Stockton

Mainly Music Stockton Playgroup
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 34a Maitland Street, Stockton
Thursday 9:30am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Thursday mornings during school terms. Morning tea is provided and costs $5 per family. For more information contact Alison on 0427 263 345 or visit their website.

Swansea

Swansea Playgroup
Behind Swansea Library
Wednesday & Friday 10am – 12:30pm

Swansea Playgroup welcomes new families to its twice-weekly playgroup. Price $2 per family.

Tarro

Play Strong Tarro (NSW Playgroup member)
Tarro Public School, 5 Eastern Avenue
Thursday 9am

Play Strong groups are supported playgroups that support parents to engage with early learning services. For all enquiries please email ps.tarro@playgroupnsw.org.au.

The Junction

St Joseph’s Parish Playgroup
St Josephs’s School Hall, Union Street
Thursday 9:30am

St Joseph’s Playgroup welcomes new families and serves as a venue for regular catch ups amongst friendship groups. The Playgroup caters for a range of ages, from babies through to preschoolers, offering opportunities for learning, interaction, different experiences, and fun through free play with a wide variety of toys and often a craft activity. Mums, dads, grandparents and other carers are all invited and well catered for with tea, coffee and morning tea provided. Email: stjmplaygroup@gmail.com

Thornton

Thornton Little Rascals (NSW Playgroup member)
Thornton Pat Hughes Community Hall, Taylor Avenue
Wednesday 9:30am

Thornton Little Rascals Playgroup. They wonderful playgroup has been running in the community for over 10 years. They meet every Wednesday from 9.30am until 11.30am during the school terms (closed during school holidays). Over at the Pat Hughes Community Hall at Taylor Ave Thornton. They have a lovely large air conditioned indoor area as well as a lovely fenced, grassy outdoor area. With lots of toys, bikes, play equipment, craft activities and much more, there is plenty to keep your children happy. With a great group of parents and grandparents, they have a friendly atmosphere so please feel free to come by and say “hello”. Check out the Thornton Little Rascals Facebook group. (Due to COVID you will need to book in advance before you come. Please message the page to book in your spot)

Toronto

Mainly Music Toronto Playgroup
Toronto Baptist Church, 186-192 The Boulevard
Wednesday 9:45am

Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or primary caregivers to enjoy together with their young children from 0 – 5 years old on Wednesday mornings during school terms. For more information contact Heather on 02 4950 4058 or visit their website.

Valentine

Valentine Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Valentine Progress Hall, 20 Allambee Place
Wednesday 10am

Valentine Playgroup meets Wednesdays at 10 am to 12 pm at Valentine Community Hall. Children from 0 to 6 are welcome to come along with their parents, grandparents, caregiver etc. They aim to provide a fun, friendly and safe environment for children to build positive friendship’s, play, craft and other activities. Ask to join the closed facebook page if you want to connect with us. Visit the Valentine Playgroup Facebook page or email 1valentineplaygroup@gmail.com.

Wallsend

Wallsend Youngsters on the Summit (NSW Playgroup member) – CURRENTLY CLOSED
Summitcare, 7 Bent Street
Monday 10am

This is an Intergenerational Playgroup. All parents and carers of children 0-6 are welcome. Parents and children will share activities with a select group of residents each week. Attending playgroup has many benefits for a child’s physical, social, emotional, language and cognitive development. It also offers a wonderful opportunity for parents to make new friends, learn from one another and develop a supportive local network. We have a core of 5 families with children ranging in age from babies to 3 years. Playgroup meets Mondays at 10am to 12pm. For more information contact Tai on 0423 382 889.

In light of the emergence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in NSW and as recommended by NSW Health, this playgroup has decided to minimise the risk of infection to the residents, children, families and staff. For the time being the playgroup will not be operating and they will continue to monitor the situation as we receive updated information.

Wangi

Perry’s Wangi Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Wangi Wangi Public School Hall, Beach Road
Monday 9:30am

Wangi First Playgroup is a small but lovely friendly group of mothers. Children range in age from babies to 4 years, both boys and girls. Playgroup was meeting in the school hall on Mondays at 9:30 to 11:30am until the Covid 19 restrictions. We have a great indoor space with lots of toys and storage, and an outdoor gym area for the active children. Hope to start meeting again from Monday 27 July 2020, at the Wangi Scout Hall until we can return to the school. Come join us. Message the Perry’s Playgroup Wangi Facebook page to confirm your interest in attending.

Warners Bay

Warners Bay Baptist Church Playtime
Warners Bay Baptist Church, 64 Queen Street
Wednesday 10am

This is a great morning for parents and children from 0-5 years to come along to. Playtime runs during school terms. We meet in the Ministry Centre which is next to the church. It is a great time for parents to get together and encourage each other in the joys and challenges of parenting. The morning is organised and activities can include story-time, singing, games, puzzles, craft, painting, play-dough and outdoor play in a safe, enclosed area. Occasionally Playtime organises special events such as picnics at Blackbutt Reserve and fund raising like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. For further information contact the church office on 4947 4326 or via email at warnersbaybaptist@gmail.com.

Specific Playgroups

Indigenous

Elermore Vale Birra-Li (NSW Playgroup member)
Thursday 10am
Elermore Vale Community Hall,
122 Cardiff Road, Elermore ValeThis is an Aboriginal Playgroup welcoming all parents & carers with indigenous children. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Japanese

Japanese Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
Hunter Christian Church, 20A Hillcrest Parade, Highfields
Tuesday 10:30am

This is a Japanese Playgroup. Members speak Japanese and come from all over the Newcastle area. Ask to join the private Japanse Playgroup Facebook group before you visit the group. Please click on “Make an Enquiry” to send an email to the Coordinator of the group. They will then respond with when to visit and what to expect. Looking forward to hearing from you!

MyTime

MyTime groups provide support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition 0-18 years. Call Playgroups NSW 1800 171 882 for more info.

Cardiff MyTime (NSW Playgroup member)
Macqaurie Life Church, cnr Macquarie & Wentworths Rds
Friday 9:30am

Maryland Building Tots Early Childhood Development Playgroup (NSW Playgroup member)
207 Maryland Drive, Maryland
Tuesday 9:30am

Raymond Terrace MyTime (NSW Playgroup member)
Irrawang Public School SACCs, 11 Roslyn Street
Thursday 9:30am

Woodberry MyTime (NSW Playgroup member)
Woodberry Public School, Lawson Avenue
Tuesday 10am

Young Parents

Young Parents Group
The Place Charlestown, Charlestown Square
Corner of Frederick & Pearson Streets Charlestown (underneath Charlestown Square)
Fridays (during the school term) 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Young Parents Group is a social group for parents who are in their teens and 20’s. The group is a comfortable and welcoming space for parents and their children to meet, socialise, learn and share information. The group is hosted by The Place in a collaborative partnership with the Family Action Centre, Our Community Place, Lake Macquarie City Council, young parents and skilled volunteers. Activities are offered each week and the group is FREE to attend. Contact 4032 5500 or email programs@theplacecharlestown.org.au for more information or visit the YPG Charlestown Facebook page or website.

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