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Community Directory

Services and information for people in the Ryde and Hunters Hill regions

These services are within a few kilometers of Woolwich.

St Aidan's Play & Learn

Phone: 02 9427 2666

Location: St Aidan's Anglican Church, cnr Christina St and Arabella St, Longueville NSW 2066

Email:

Web: www.staidans.com.au

Description: Provides independent play sessions for young children: singing, craft, games, stories, toys and fun. Not affiliated with the Playgroup Association of NSW.

Hours: Mon and Tue 10am-12pm (During school term)

Fees: $5 per visit, and one piece of fruit per family.

Transport: 261 Bus

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Keywords: Children and Families; Carers; Playgroups

© Lane Cove Council [32874] Last Full Review: 7Sep17

Figtree Playgroup

Phone: 0404 087 907

Location: Held at Fairland Hall, 14 Church St, Hunters Hill NSW 2110

Email:

Web: www.playgroupnsw.org.au/Playgroup/Playgroups/HuntersHillFigtree

Description: Playgroup for 0-5 year olds. Parents, grandparents and other carers welcome.

Hours: Wednesdays 10am-12pm (including school holidays)

Eligibility: Up to 6 years.

Contact: 1800 171 882

Transport: Bus

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Hunters Hill

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

© Ryde Council [58044] Last Full Review: 15May17

Boronia Park Uniting Chuch Playgroup

Phone: 0414 164 140

Location: Boronia Park Uniting Church, Pittwater Rd, Hunters Hill NSW 2110

Description: Playgroup

Hours: Thursdays 9.30am - 11am (school terms only)

Area Served: Ryde; Hunters Hill

Keywords: Children and Families; Women; Playgroups

© Ryde Council [74482] Last Full Review: 14Jul17

St Mark's Playgroup

Phone: 02 9817 2167

Location: St Mark's Church Hall, Figtree Rd, Hunters Hill NSW 2110

Email:

Web: www.aphh.com.au

Description: Our Parish hosts two Playgroups where parents and carers are able to come and interact with their children in a safe and social setting. We have two Playgroups, St Mark's (10:00am Wednesday) and All Saints' (10:00am Friday). Both groups follow a programme which includes free and organised play, music, craft, art and lots of other activities. Of greatest importance is a pool of wonderful volunteers who are present to support, nurture and encourage all who come.

Hours: Wednesdays 10am- 12noon (school term only)

Area Served: Ryde; Hunters Hill

Keywords: Women; Children and Families; Playgroups

© Ryde Council [74483] Last Full Review: 17May17

All Saints Playgroup

Phone: 02 9817 2167

Location: All Saints Church Hall, Ambrose St, Hunters Hill NSW 2110

Email:

Web: www.aphh.com.au

Description: Our Parish hosts two Playgroups where parents and carers are able to come and interact with their children in a safe and social setting. We have two Playgroups, St Mark's (10:00am Wednesday) and All Saints' (10:00am Friday). Both groups follow a programme which includes free and organised play, music, craft, art and lots of other activities. Of greatest importance is a pool of wonderful volunteers who are present to support, nurture and encourage all who come.

Hours: Fridays 10am - 12noon (school term only)

Area Served: Hunters Hill

Keywords: Children and Families; Women; Playgroups

© Ryde Council [74484] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

St Giles' Anglican Church Playgroup

Phone: 02 9436 4912

Location: 6 Greendale St, Greenwich NSW 2065

Email:

Web: www.stgilesgreenwich.org.au

Description: Playgroup for babies and toddlers who must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Tea and coffee provided, please bring a piece of fruit to be shared. Plenty of toys and equipment available.

Hours: Tuesday: 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Thursday: 9.30 am to 11.30

Fees: Contact for details.

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Facilities Note: Garden with play equipment

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Alternative Names: St Giles Playgroup

Parent Organisation: St Giles Anglican Church

© Lane Cove Council [12520] Last Full Review: 7Sep17

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Woolwich.

LCM Churches Junior Jivers

Phone: 02 9427 1163

Location: 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Mail: PO Box 998, Lane Cove NSW 1595

Email:

Web: www.lcmchurches.org.au

Description: We start the morning with a half hour program that includes singing well known songs, nursery rhymes and Christian songs, playing instruments, movement, dancing and stories, including simple bible stories. This is followed by morning tea, simple craft and free play. Each term has a different theme – for example colours, animals or transport.

Hours: Wed 9:45am-12:00pm

Fees: $30 per term.

Contact: Playgroup Coordinator

Disability Access: Yes (Disabled toilet)

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby; Hunters Hill

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Lane Cove and Mowbray Anglican Churches, Lane Cove

© Lane Cove Council [12552] Last Full Review: 1Sep17

Meeting House Inc.

Phone: 02 9427 1841; 02 9008 5549

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove North NSW 2066

Email:

Web: www.meetinghouse.org.au

Description: Provides activities for senior citizens (community bus service, social bus outings, shopping service, morning teas and special interest groups), Preschool for 3 - 5 year olds (at 47 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove opp. Coles); Children's playgroups (all children's services run by qualified and experienced Early Childhood educators), inclusive playgroups including support and information for families with additional needs (supported by Early Ed North Sydney –early intervention service and run by qualified and experienced staff), school holiday programs, community activities (Cove Club, Toastmasters), special interest groups (crochet, yoga, meditation), community café, community garden and counselling.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm Preschool 8:30am - 3:30pm

Transport: Seniors Community Bus

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Volunteering Note: Availability for volunteers for children's services, home visiting, special interest groups.

Keywords: Broad Community; Children and Families; Vacation Care; Social Clubs and Groups; Playgroups; Community Transport; Preschools; Older People

© Lane Cove Council [13659] Last Full Review: 7Sep17

Artarmon Kids' Cottage Community Centre

Phone: 02 9777 1082

Fax: 02 9419 4487

Location: 18 Broughton Rd, Artarmon NSW 2064

Mail: PO Box 57, Chatswood NSW 2057

Email:

Web: www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Description: Provides a number of children's services: Before and After School Care, Vacation Care, services for special needs children, Family Day Care playgroup sessions. Sponsored by Willoughby City Council.

Hours: 7:30am - 9am, 3pm - 6pm. Vacation Care 8am - 6pm

Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years. Children attending primary school

Fees: Before School Care: $17.00 per day, After School Care: $28.00 per day, Vacation Care $50.50 per day

Contact: Director

Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, lift)

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Languages (other than English): English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian,

Facilities Note: The venue is for hire for childcare related/run services only.

Keywords: Children and Families; Out of School Hours Care; Playgroups; Vacation Care; Council Childrens Services

Alternative Names: Kids Cottage; Artarmon Oosh

© Willoughby City Library Services [34513] Last Full Review: 1Sep17

Integricare - Supported Playgroups Northern Sydney

Phone: 02 9410 0174

Location: Chatswood South Uniting Church, corner Pacific Hwy & Mowbray Rd, Artarmon NSW 2064

Mail: PO Box 536, Artarmon NSW 1570

Email:

Web: www.integricare.org.au

Description: Children aged to 5 years and their parent / carer with disadvantage (disability, ethnic background, single status, social isolation etc) meet in a group setting to play and meet new people. Facilitators are trained in early childhood education and/or community welfare. Groups during school terms: Mon at Naremburn and Epping, Tue at Chatswood and Ryde, Wed at Gladesville, Thu at Artarmon for Chinese parents. Funded by Family and Community Services.

Hours: Office Mon-Thu 9am-4pm

Eligibility: Up to 5 years.

Fees: free

Contact: Louise Greig, manager

Referral: Can self refer or through any agency

Transport: Near public bus stop

Disability Access: Yes (Some have wheelchair accessible venue and toilet)

Area Served: Northern Sydney (Lane Cove, North Sydney, Ryde, Hornsby, Willoughby, Manly, Warringah, Pittwater)

Languages (other than English): Chinese; Korean

Volunteering Note: Volunteers welcome if hold Working with Children check.

Keywords: Children and Families; Early Intervention; Playgroups; Parenting Skills; People with a Disability; Chinese; ATSI; CALD; Developmental Delay

Parent Organisation: Integricare

© Northern Beaches Disability Information Service [62214] Last Full Review: 19Dec16

Disclaimer: All information is supplied by individual service providers and no guarantee can be given as to its accuracy. All details are subject to change without notice. Inclusion of a service does not imply endorsement or recommendation.