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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 Denistone East.

West Ryde Community Church Playtime

Phone: 02 9858 3929

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

Mail: PO Box 149, West Ryde NSW 1685

Email:

Web: www.westrydecc.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 Community Church

© Ryde Council [25505] Last Full Review: 15Jun18

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): 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: 19Apr18

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: 27Mar18

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

West Ryde Wombats

Caution. We have been unable to verify this information for over two years.

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 Charles Borromeo and Our Lady Queen of Peace

Phone: 0401 193 949

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

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: 10Oct18

MacChap PlayTime

Phone: 02 9878 8048

Location: Cnr Abuklea and Herring Roads, Marsfield NSW 2122

Email:

Web: www.macquariechapel.org/content/index.php/get-involved/playtime

Description: Playgroup for 0 - 5 year olds. The PlayTime program includes craft, free play, group time and morning tea. All parents, carers and their children welcome.

Hours: Tues 9:30am to 11:30am, (during term time)

Fees: $20 per term for 1st child, + $10 for any subsequent children. Children under 12 months - free.

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Playgroups; Children and Families

© Ryde Council [73547] Last Full Review: 5Sep17

Playgroup @ RUC

Phone: 02 9807 3364

Meets at: Ryde Uniting Chrch Meeting Room, 7 Maxim St, West Ryde NSW 2114

Email:

Description: Weekly multicultural playgroup starting Tuesday 6 February 2018. Every Tuesday during public school term time. All community language groups very welcome. Morning Tea for parents/carers provided. Parking available. Please bring fruit only for children (nut free event) Please bring craft smock for fun messy activities. 9:30 Hello song (in a variety of languages) & Free play 10:00 Story/Music Morning tea 10:30 Craft/Art 11:00 Free play 11:30 Good-bye song $3 fee to be used for art supplies and AM tea for adults

Hours: Tuesday 9.30am to 11.30am

Fees: $3.00

Contact: Ian at the office of Ryde Uniting Church and Linda during playgroup.

Referral: All welcome

Transport: Bus, train

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): Korean, English

Volunteering Note: May be opportunities. See organizer.

Keywords: Children and Families; CALD; Playgroups

Alternative Names: Multicultural Playgroup @ RUC

© Ryde Council [80034] Last Full Review: 29Jan18

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

© Ryde Council [80182] Last Full Review: 5Sep18

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

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