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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.

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: 12Aug19

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

Phone: 02 9807 4916

Location: 100 Balaclava Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

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

Email:

Web: www.macquarieanglican.org/#family

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

Hours: Tue 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: 17Oct19

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: 22Oct18

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

Meadowbank College Playsession

Phone: 02 9942 3809

Fax: 02 9942 3813

Location: TAFE NSW, See St, Meadowbank NSW 2114

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: 28Jun19

Grandparents Group

Phone: 02 9888 3380

Fax: 02 9887 1263

Location: Temple Society, 7 Macpherson St, Meadowbank NSW 2114

Mail: 4 Cutler Pde, North Ryde NSW 2113

Email:

Web: www.nrca.org.au

Description: Multicultural Grandparents Group. For grandparent carers of children 0 5 years. Come and enjoy morning tea, Play with educational toys and connect with your community through friendships, information and activities.

Hours: Tuesdays 10.00am 12noon

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Older People; Children and Families; CALD; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: North Ryde Community Aid

© Ryde Council [81521] Last Full Review: 1Mar19

Epping Church of Christ

Phone: 02 9876 3370

Location: Epping Church of Christ, 31 Bridge St, Epping NSW 2121

Email:

Web: www.eppingchurchofchrist.org.au

Description: English language church services for all ages: 9:30am and 5pm on Sundays. Other activities: mainly music, Sunday School, youth groups, young adult groups, life groups, coffee and friendship group, women's and men's groups.

Hours: Tue-Fri 9am-3pm (Church office)

Transport: Close to Epping train station.

Disability Access: Yes (Access, toilets and hearing loop)

Area Served: Parramatta; Ryde; Hornsby

Keywords: Churches of Christ; Korean; Youth; Children and Families; Playgroups; Women; Men

© Parramatta City Library [35621] Last Full Review: 22Sep19

Epping Baptist Church

Phone: 02 9869 1000 (Office)

Fax: 02 9869 1587

Location: 1-5 Ray Rd, Epping NSW 2121

Email:

Web: www.eppingbaptist.org.au

Description: Worship services and activities for all ages, including Playtime Groups, English Conversation, Exercise Groups, Craft Group, Bible Studies, Seniors Group. Activities most evenings and weekends. Membership Numbers: 360.

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (Office)

Contact: Senior Pastor

Disability Access: Yes (Hearing loop, disabled toilets, stair free access)

Area Served: Parramatta; Hornsby; Ryde

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

Parent Organisation: Baptist Association of NSW/ACT

© Parramatta City Library [47750] Last Full Review: 22Sep19

Epping West Playgroup

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

Phone: 1800 171 882

Location: Uniting Church - West Epping, 161 Carlingford Rd, Epping NSW 2121

Mail: PO Box 181, Granville NSW 2142

Email:

Web: www.playgroupnsw.org.au

Description: Providing a platform for mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children, and babies to meet in a relaxed and friendly environment, for children to develop and learn through play and for adults and caregivers to form connections. Adults and caregivers stay to interact with other adults and to play with their children. For families with children of 0-6 to socialize and interact with parents and children. Diverse groups including community, ethnic, autism and chronic illness groups.

Hours: Mon- Fri 10am - 12pm

Eligibility: Vacancy (not all days are available), taking names on waiting list. Have a complete session available on Friday, suitable for a Mothers Group. As of Jan 2011.

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Hornsby LGA ; Parramatta LGA

Facilities Note: Male and female toilets. Kitchen with fridge and microwave. Toy and play equipment available for parents/carers and their children.

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups; CALD; People with a Disability; Autism

Parent Organisation: Playgroup NSW

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© Parramatta City Library [50406] Last Full Review: 28Jun16

All Saints Anglican Church

Phone: 02 9876 3733 (Office)

Location: 295 Malton Rd, North Epping NSW 2121

Email:

Web: www.allsaintsepping.org

Description: Telling people about Jesus Christ by teaching the Bible. Sunday services: 9:00am; 10:30am & 6:30pm; "Cornerstone" children's program on Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am; Bible study groups; "Mini Movers" playgroup Wednesday morning; "The Zone" kids club years 5 & 6, Fridays 4:00 - 5:30pm; "Fresh" youth group years 7-12, Fridays 6:30pm -9:30pm. "Pins & Needles" craft group Fridays 10:30am. "All Saints Senior Fellowship" (over 55s) monthly activities, lunches & outings. Membership numbers: 320 adults.

Contact: Reverend Paul Sampson

Disability Access: Yes (Good disability access. Hearing loop.)

Area Served: Hornsby; Ryde; Parramatta

Facilities Note: Hall for hire

Keywords: Anglican; Youth; Children and Families; Churches and Temples; Social Clubs and Groups; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney

© Hornsby Council [47640] Last Full Review: 15Jan19

Giant Steps Sydney Ltd- school

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 school which 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.

Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

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

Contact: Director/Principal, Administrator sydney@giantsteps.net.au Melbourne Campus- 11 Malmsbury St Kew Vic 3101 Po Box 586 Kew 3101

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; NDIS Innovative Community Participation; NDIS Plan Management; NDIS Therapeutic Supports

Alternative Names: Giant Steps Sydney Limited

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© IDEAS [23037] Last Full Review: 26Jul19

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