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

These services are within a few kilometers of Denistone West.

Lifestart Cooperative Ltd Early Childhood Intervention Program Ryde/Eastwood

Phone: 02 9868 5066

Fax: 02 9868 5088

Location: 679 Blaxland Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

Mail: PO Box 3782, Marsfield NSW 2122

Email:

Web: www.lifestart.org.au

Description: Parent driven service for children with additional needs. The focus is on educational and therapeutic opportunities for children and their families. Staffing includes special educators, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and social work. Open Play is a group for any families who have concerns about their child's development and would like to attend. Conduct parent training programs (e.g. toilet training, sleep programs) and programs for families of children with autism with behavioural difficulties.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (some evening & weekend sessions) during school term

Eligibility: Up to 6 years. Preschool children with a diagnosed disability / delay in 2 or more areas of development aged 0-6 years

Fees: No

Contact: Regional Manager

Referral: Self, paediatrician or other health, educational or related services

Transport: Bus, train to Epping or Eastwood

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde LGA, Hunters Hill LGA, Hornsby LGA, Lane Cove LGA, Ku-ring-gai LGA; Parramatta LGA

Languages (other than English): Interpreters are available on request.

Facilities Note: Cafe, parking and playground on premises.

Volunteering Note: Volunteer opportunities for group and individual sessions, home and preschool assistance. Volunteer training offered.

Keywords: People with a Disability; Children and Families; Playgroups; Intellectual Disability; Preschool Volunteers; Early Intervention; Autism

Alternative Names: Open Playgroup, Previously: Lifestart Eastwood Early Intervention Cooperative

Parent Organisation: Lifestart Cooperative Ltd

© Ryde Council [25273] Last Full Review: 19Jun17

West Ryde Baptist Playtime

Phone: 02 9858 3929

Location: Meets at West Ryde Baptist Church Hall, Cnr of Victoria Ave & Endeavour St, West Ryde NSW 2114

Mail: PO Box 149, West Ryde NSW 1685

Email:

Web: www.westrydebaptist.org.au

Description: Structured childrens activities for preschoolers such as crafts, games, stories etc. Parent/carer attends and supervises their children.

Hours: Tuesdays during school term 10am-12pm

Eligibility: Up to 5 years. Prefernce given to local families and not in another playgroup

Fees: Yes

Contact: Contact: Cindy Phipps 0411 322 779

Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)

Area Served: Ryde (West Ryde) (Eastwood) (Meadowbank), Parramatta (Ermington)

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: West Ryde Baptist Church

© Ryde Council [25505] Last Full Review: 25May17

Chinese & Australian Baptist Church - West Ryde

Phone: 02 9804 0052

Location: Marsden High School/ West Ryde Hall, Winbourne St / 1 Reserve St, West Ryde NSW 2114

Mail: 1 Reserve St, West Ryde NSW 2114

Email:

Web: www.cabc-wr.org

Description: Services in English, Mandarin & Cantonese. Social activities for Chinese elderly. Playgroup. Sun Services at 1 Reserve St West Ryde: Cantonese 9:15am, Mandarin 11am, Sun School 11am. Services also at Marsden High School : 9:15am English; 11am. Cantonese.

Hours: Tue-Fri 9:30am-4pm (Office hours)

Contact: 02 9804 0005

Disability Access: No

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Cantonese; Mandarin

Keywords: Baptist; Chinese; Older People; Children and Families; Churches and Temples; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Baptist Union of NSW

© Ryde Council [25615] Last Full Review: 25May17

Eastwood Baptist Church Playtime

Phone: 02 9874 1514

Location: Eastwood Baptist Church, 3 First Ave, Eastwood NSW 2122

Mail: 59 Shepherd St, Ryde NSW 2112

Email:

Web: www.eastwoodbaptist.org.au

Description: Playgroup for pre-school children.

Hours: Tue Fri 10am-12pm

Transport: Train, bus

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde LGA

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Eastwood Baptist Church

© Ryde Council [32919] Last Full Review: 10May17

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

Phone: 02 9807 4916

Location: 100 Balaclava Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

Mail: c/- 114 Lovell Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

Email:

Web: https://www.macquarieanglican.org/#family

Description: Playgroup for babies, toddlers and preschool children and their carers.

Hours: Tue 10am-12pm, Fri 10am-12pm

Eligibility: Up to 5 years. Limited places - waiting list may apply

Fees: Yes

Contact: Playcentre Coordinator

Transport: Bus

Disability Access: No

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Playgroups; Children and Families

Alternative Names: St George's Playcentre

Parent Organisation: Macquarie Anglican Churches

© Ryde Council [35282] Last Full Review: 17Aug17

West Ryde Wombats

Phone: 1800 171 882 (in NSW), 02 9684 9500

Fax: 02 9684 5613

Location: 3-5 Anthony Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114

Email:

Web: www.playgroupnsw.com.au

Description: Playgroup.

Hours: Mon 9:30am (General), Fri 9:30am (General)

Eligibility: Up to 5 years.

Transport: Bus

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Playgroup NSW Inc

© Ryde Council [62178] Last Full Review: 14Oct16

St Kevinís Playgroup

Phone: 02 9874 2533

Location: Haseler Centre Hall., 36 Hillview Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

Email:

Description: There is a variety of free play, craft, games, painting, play dough, and a story and singing time for the children. There is a morning tea for both children and adults. It is a lovely way to enjoy a morning out with your child in the company of other parents and grandparents.

Hours: 9.30am-12pm Wednedays

Fees: Yes

Transport: Train; Bus

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Child Care Placement; Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: St Kevinís Catholic Parish, Eastwood

© Ryde Council [69759] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

The Northern Centre

Operates from various locations in region

Phone: 02 9334 0111

Mail: PO Box 506, West Ryde NSW 1685

Email:

Web: www.thenortherncentre.org.au

Description: Community services for families (parenting programs, counselling, supported playgroups) and for all people at risk of homelessness.

Hours: 8.30-4.30

Fees: Free of charge

Disability Access: Yes (Please call to discuss your access requirements)

Area Served: Ryde; North Sydney; Ku-ring-gai; Lane Cove; Willoughby; Mosman; Hunters Hill; Hornsby

Languages (other than English): Mandarin, Korean

Keywords: Children and Families; Broad Community; Crisis Counselling; Homelessness; Family Counselling; Playgroups

© North Sydney Council [79553] Last Full Review: 29Aug17

Meadowbank College Playsession

Phone: 02 9942 3809

Fax: 02 9942 3813

Location: TAFE NSW, See St, Meadowbank NSW 2114

Web: www.tafestudy.info

Description: Designed to provide Child and Family Services students experience working with young children and their families. Includes indoor and outdoor experiences , Language and Music.

Hours: Mon - Wed mornings, Tuesday afternoon

Eligibility: Up to 5 years. Young children and their parents

Fees: Yes

Transport: Bus, train, ferry

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute

© Ryde Council [62179] Last Full Review: 19Jun17

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Denistone West.

St Anne's Playtime

Phone: 02 9809 1322

Fax: 02 9807 3313

Location: Held at St Anne's Ryde Hall, Cnr Gowrie & Church Sts, Ryde NSW 2112

Mail: PO Box 97, Ryde NSW 1680

Email:

Web: www.stannes.org.au

Description: 0 - 5 year old and carers, Play, sharing, morning tea. Waiting list

Hours: Fri 10-11.30am

Eligibility: Up to 5 years.

Fees: Yes

Transport: Bus

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: St Anne's Ryde Anglican Church

© Ryde Council [34425] Last Full Review: 2May17

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