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

These services are within a few kilometers of Eastwood.

Lifestart Cooperative Ltd Early Childhood Intervention Program Ryde/Eastwood

Phone: 02 9868 5066

Fax: 02 9868 5088

Location: 679 Blaxland Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

Mail: PO Box 3782, Marsfield NSW 2122

Email:

Web: www.lifestart.org.au

Description: Parent driven service for children with additional needs. The focus is on educational and therapeutic opportunities for children and their families. Staffing includes special educators, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and social work. Open Play is a group for any families who have concerns about their child's development and would like to attend. Conduct parent training programs (e.g. toilet training, sleep programs) and programs for families of children with autism with behavioural difficulties.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (some evening & weekend sessions) during school term

Eligibility: Up to 6 years. Preschool children with a diagnosed disability / delay in 2 or more areas of development aged 0-6 years

Fees: No

Contact: Regional Manager

Referral: Self, paediatrician or other health, educational or related services

Transport: Bus, train to Epping or Eastwood

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde LGA, Hunters Hill LGA, Hornsby LGA, Lane Cove LGA, Ku-ring-gai LGA; Parramatta LGA

Languages (other than English): Interpreters are available on request.

Facilities Note: Cafe, parking and playground on premises.

Volunteering Note: Volunteer opportunities for group and individual sessions, home and preschool assistance. Volunteer training offered.

Keywords: People with a Disability; Children and Families; Playgroups; Intellectual Disability; Preschool Volunteers; Early Intervention; Autism

Alternative Names: Open Playgroup, Previously: Lifestart Eastwood Early Intervention Cooperative

Parent Organisation: Lifestart Cooperative Ltd

© Ryde Council [25273] Last Full Review: 19Jun17

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

Macquarie Anglican Playcentre

Phone: 02 9807 4916

Location: 100 Balaclava Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

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

Email:

Web: https://www.macquarieanglican.org/#family

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

Hours: Tue 10am-12pm, Fri 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: 17Aug17

St Kevinís Playgroup

Phone: 02 9874 2533

Location: Haseler Centre Hall., 36 Hillview Rd, Eastwood NSW 2122

Email:

Description: There is a variety of free play, craft, games, painting, play dough, and a story and singing time for the children. There is a morning tea for both children and adults. It is a lovely way to enjoy a morning out with your child in the company of other parents and grandparents.

Hours: 9.30am-12pm Wednedays

Fees: Yes

Transport: Train; Bus

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Keywords: Child Care Placement; Children and Families; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: St Kevinís Catholic Parish, Eastwood

© Ryde Council [69759] Last Full Review: 27Jun17

West Ryde Baptist Playtime

Phone: 02 9858 3929

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

Mail: PO Box 149, West Ryde NSW 1685

Email:

Web: www.westrydebaptist.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 Baptist Church

© Ryde Council [25505] Last Full Review: 25May17

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): 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: 25May17

Epping Church of Christ

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

Phone: 02 9876 3370

Fax: 02 9876 4053

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: Playgroup, Sunday School, youth groups, young adult groups, lifegroups, coffee and friendship group, women's and men's groups, Friday after-school kids' program (years K-6), kids' holiday programs, etc.

Hours: The church office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am-4pm

Transport: Close to Epping traing station

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

Area Served: Parramatta; Ryde; Hornsby

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

© Parramatta City Library [35621] Last Full Review: 11Sep15

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: Activities for all ages including worship services. Membership Numbers: 360

Hours: Office: 8.30am to 4.30pm; Activities most evenings and weekends.

Contact: Rev Andrew Hall - Senior Pastor

Disability Access: Yes (Hearing Loop, Disabled Toilets, stair free access)

Area Served: Hornsby; Ryde; Parramatta

Facilities Note: Playtime Groups, English Conversation, Exercise Groups, Craft Group, Bible Studies, Seniors Group

Keywords: Baptist; Children and Families; Churches and Temples; Playgroups

Parent Organisation: Baptist Association of NSW/ACT

© Parramatta City Library [47750] Last Full Review: 24Aug16

Epping West Playgroup

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

West Ryde Wombats

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

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