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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 Boronia Park.

Giant Steps Sydney Ltd

Phone: 02 9879 4971

Fax: 02 9879 4974

Location: Step House, 23 Punt Rd, Gladesville NSW 2111

Mail: PO Box 209, Gladesville NSW 1675

Email:

Web: www.giantsteps.net.au

Description: Provides comprehensive services to children aged 5 to 18, with primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Provides trans-disciplinary education with therapy remediation (speech, music, occupational) in a single program, and a gradual systematic approach to integrating children into local schools. Addresses underlying neurological impairments so child can benefit from an academic program. Giant Steps Early Learning - early intervention for children with autism ages 3 to 6. Weekly playgroup "Playsteps" for ages 18 months to 5 years at Gladesville.

Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

Eligibility: From 2 to 18 years. Children with primary diagnosis of autism

Contact: Director/Principal, Administrator

Transport: Near public bus on Victoria Rd

Area Served: Sydney Metro

Keywords: Children and Families; Youth; Autism; Speech Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Music Therapy; Primary Schools; Secondary Schools; Special Education; Gardening Volunteers; Playgroups; Preschools; People with a Disability

© Northern Beaches Disability Information Service [23037] Last Full Review: 17Nov16

Gladesville Supported Playgroup

Phone: 02 9410 0174

Location: St Andrews Church, Cnr Pittwater & Victoria Rds, Gladesville NSW 2111

Email:

Description: Playgroup.

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

Area Served: Ryde; Hunters Hill

Keywords: Children and Families; Women; Playgroups

© Ryde Council [74481] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Boronia Park.

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 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

Mainly Music

Phone: 02 9809 4977

Fax: 02 9809 1896

Location: Cnr Lane Cove Rd & Dobson Cres, Ryde NSW 2112

Mail: PO Box 80, Ryde NSW 1680

Email:

Web: www.rydebaptist.com.au

Description: Playtime for children 0-5, cafe for parents/carers to enjoy coffee and a chat. Waiting lists.

Hours: Wed & Thurs 10.00-11.30am,school term only.

Eligibility: Up to 5 years.

Fees: Yes

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Playgroups; Baptist; Children and Families

Parent Organisation: Ryde Baptist Church

© Ryde Council [58228] Last Full Review: 3May17

St Charles Borromeo and Our Lady Queen of Peace

Phone: 02 9807 2966

Location: St Charles Parish Centre, 582 Victoria Rd, Ryde NSW 2112

Mail: 2A Charles St, Ryde NSW 2112

Email:

Description: St Charles Playgroup is a Montessori playgroup that uses Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as its program. A quiet environment where children 0-3 play with Monteressi activities designed for their age and development; the 3-6 year olds work with sensorially rich materials that help them to enter more fully into a relationship with God. Catechists work with the older children while carers enjoy a moment to chat while being with their younger children. Children are asked to bring their own morning tea. "Real Coffee" and cake is provided for mums and carers.

Hours: 9-11am Thursday mornings during school terms

Fees: donation for tea and coffee only

Contact: 0408 278 298

Disability Access: Yes (Enter through Potts Street carpark and turn left after the cubby house and enter the side gate)

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Playgroups; Children and Families; Catholic

Alternative Names: "Kids Play, Mums Pray"

© Ryde Council [71481] Last Full Review: 19May17

North Ryde Kiddies Playgroup

Phone: 0430 493 152

Location: North Ryde Arts and Community Centre, 201 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113

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

Description: Welcome! North Ryde Coxs Road Playgroup meets at 9.30-11.30am on Mondays during school term. A typical morning will include lots of free play for the kids (and adult conversation for the mums and dads!), morning tea and a story and song time. All ages are welcome! The first two trial weeks are free. After that we ask that you become a member of Playgroup NSW (https://www.playgroupaustralia.com.au/nsw/) and contribute $3 a week to cover costs. Hope to see you soon!

Hours: Mondays 9.30-11.30am (during school terms)

Fees: Yes

Contact: 1800 171 882 (in NSW)

Transport: Public Transport

Area Served: Ryde

Facilities Note: Above North Ryde Library

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

© Ryde Council [76178] Last Full Review: 14Jul17

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