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Community Directory

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

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

Gladesville Supported Playgroup

Phone: 02 9410 0174

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


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: 22Aug19

These services are between about 5 to 10km from Denistone East.

Meeting House Inc.

Phone: 02 9427 1841; 02 9008 5549

Fax: 02 9418 8321

Location: 23A Stokes St, Lane Cove North NSW 2066



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: 5Aug19

S'ANDY'S Corner Parent Support group & Playgroup

Phone: 02 9449 2129

Location: St Andrew's Uniting Church, cnr Chisholm & Vernon Sts, South Turramurra NSW 2074

Description: S’ANDY'S Playgroup is for children with special needs and their families. It doubles as a parent support group, providing parents with an opportunity to connect with other parents facing similar issues. Volunteers on hand to help children engage in activities so that their parents can have a break. The group meets every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon at St Andrew's Uniting Church. There is ample on-site parking and Bus 572 (Turramurra to Macquarie) stops at the door. See website for Contact form.

Hours: Thu 10am-12pm (during school term)

Disability Access: Yes (Audio Loop)

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Keywords: Playgroups; People with a Disability; Children and Families; Support Groups

© Ku-ring-gai Council [71787] Last Full Review: 27Nov18

St John's Anglican Church

Phone: 02 9484 1143

Location: 9 Chapman Ave, Beecroft NSW 2119



Description: To be a community of people committed to Jesus and making him known. Membership Numbers: 300. Junior and Senior Kids Church, Friday Night Youth Groups, Men's and Women's Groups. Playgroup for children and their carers on Monday and Friday mornings. English Conversation classes are also available on Thursday mornings. New students are welcome. Craft group 3rd Wednesday morning of the month. Contact the church office for details. STILL CONTACTABLE DURING COVID 19.

Hours: Services - Sunday at St John's 8:00am: 10:00am; 6:30pm.

Contact: Senior Minister James Smith

Disability Access: Yes (Ramp into St John's church and hall. Hearing loop at St John's. Wheelchair accessible toilet.)

Area Served: Hornsby

Facilities Note: Hall - when available

Keywords: Anglican; Churches and Temples; Playgroups; Social Clubs and Groups; Youth; Children and Families; Migrant Education and English Classes; English Language Volunteers

Parent Organisation: Anglican Church of Australia


© Hornsby Council [47950] Last Full Review: 31Mar20

Beecroft Friday Playgroup

Phone: 1800 171 882

Location: Beecroft Uniting Church, 82 Beecroft Rd, Beecroft NSW 2119

Mail: PO Box 2229, Burwood NSW 2134



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: Fri 9:30am

Area Served: Hornsby

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


© Hornsby Council [50386] Last Full Review: 10Feb20

LCM Churches Junior Jivers

Phone: 02 9427 1163

Location: 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove NSW 2066

Mail: PO Box 998, Lane Cove NSW 1595



Description: We start the morning with a half hour program that includes singing well known songs, nursery rhymes and Christian songs, playing instruments, movement, dancing and stories, including simple bible stories. This is followed by morning tea, simple craft and free play. Each term has a different theme – for example colours, animals or transport.

Hours: Wed 9:45am-12:00pm

Fees: $30 per term.

Disability Access: Yes (Disabled toilet)

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby; Hunters Hill

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Lane Cove and Mowbray Anglican Churches, Lane Cove

© Lane Cove Council [12552] Last Full Review: 31Jul19

Dundas Ermington Uniting Church

Phone: 02 9638 2370

Fax: 02 9638 2370

Location: 143 Kissing Point Rd, Dundas NSW 2117

Mail: 181 Park Rd, Dundas NSW 2117



Description: Fellowship groups.

Hours: Church services: 9:30am, 11:30am (Korean language service)

Contact: 02 9630 2645; 02 9639 1929

Disability Access: Yes (no steps, large print service material available)

Area Served: Parramatta; Ryde

Facilities Note: Hall, kitchen facilities and rooms for hire.

Volunteering Note: Opportunities for volunteers

Keywords: Korean; Uniting Church; Children and Families; Playgroups; Halls and Meeting Rooms; Churches and Temples

Parent Organisation: Uniting Church in Australia

© Parramatta City Library [35629] Last Full Review: 20Sep19

Hillview Community Health & Information Centre

Phone: 02 9024 9000

Location: 1334 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra NSW 2074

Description: Provides a focal and referral point for the supply of community health services.

Eligibility: Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby residents

Contact: Centre Co-ordinator

Referral: GP referral required for some service. Contact Centre for further details.

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Keywords: Broad Community; Community Health Centres; Special Needs Transport; Mental Health Services; Hearing Impairment; Playgroups; Support Groups

Parent Organisation: Northern Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service

© Ku-ring-gai Council [41846] Last Full Review: 11Dec18

Turramurra Baptist Church

Location: Church and Office (cnr Kissing Point Rd & Saddington St), 1 Saddington St, Turramurra NSW 2074



Description: Small, friendly, caring and inclusive Baptist community church. Sunday worship service from 10am-11am.

Disability Access: Yes (Easy wheelchair access, hearing loop.)

Area Served: Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby, Ryde

Keywords: Baptist; Churches and Temples; Halls and Meeting Rooms; Playgroups

Alternative Names: Turramurra Community Church

Parent Organisation: Baptist Union of NSW

© Ku-ring-gai Council [42498] Last Full Review: 13Jan20

Figtree Playgroup

Location: Fairland Hall, 14 Church St, Hunters Hill NSW 2110



Description: Playgroup run by volunteers for 0-5 year olds with their parent or carer. Includes playtime, craft activities, morning tea, story/music time. New members are always welcomed.

Hours: Wednesdays from 10am (excluding school holidays)

Eligibility: Up to 6 years.

Fees: Yes ($30 per family for each 10 week term)

Transport: Bus, Ferry

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Sydney Metro

Facilities Note: Large hall with aircon and heating. Baby change and toddler seat. Outside play equipment. Full toy and craft storeroom. Street parking available

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Playgroup NSW

© Ryde Council [58044] Last Full Review: 31Jan20

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