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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 Monash 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 Monash Park.

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

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

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

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