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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 Huntleys Point.

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



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: 0401 193 949

Location: St Charles Parish Centre, 582 Victoria Rd, Ryde NSW 2112

Mail: 2A Charles St, Ryde NSW 2112


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

North Ryde Kiddies Playgroup

Phone: 0430 493 152

Location: North Ryde Arts and Community Centre, 201 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113


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 ( 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

Playgroup NSW Inc. - Concord West

Phone: 1800 171 882

Meets at: Uniting Church, Cnr Concord Rd & Wunda St, Concord NSW 2137

Mail: PO Box 181, Granville NSW 2142



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. Children age 0-6 socialize and interact with parents/caregivers and children. Diverse groups including community, ethnic, autism and chronic illness groups.

Hours: Tuesday: 9.30am-11.30am

Eligibility: Up to 5 years. Birth to school age

Fees: small session fee + annual membership of $39

Disability Access: No

Area Served: NSW

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Alternative Names: Concord Playgroup

Parent Organisation: Playgroup NSW Inc.


© City of Canada Bay [5995] Last Full Review: 19Mar18

St Giles' Anglican Church Playgroup

Phone: 02 9436 4912

Location: 6 Greendale St, Greenwich NSW 2065



Description: Playgroup for babies and toddlers who must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Tea and coffee provided, please bring a piece of fruit to be shared. Plenty of toys and equipment available.

Hours: Tuesday: 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Thursday: 9.30 am to 11.30

Fees: Contact for details.

Area Served: Lane Cove; North Sydney; Willoughby

Facilities Note: Garden with play equipment

Keywords: Children and Families; Playgroups

Alternative Names: St Giles Playgroup

Parent Organisation: St Giles Anglican Church

© Lane Cove Council [12520] Last Full Review: 10Oct18

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



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



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

Artarmon Kids' Cottage Community Centre

Phone: 02 9777 1082

Location: Artarmon Kids Cottage Community Centre, 18 Broughton Rd, Artarmon NSW 2064

Mail: PO Box 57, Chatswood NSW 2057



Description: Provides a number of children's services - sponsored by Willoughby City Council: 1 - Before and After School Care; 2 - Vacation Care; and 3 - Family Day Care.

Hours: 7:30am - 9am, 3pm - 6pm. Vacation Care 8am - 6pm

Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years. Children attending primary school

Fees: Before School Care: $17.50 per day, After School Care: $28.00 per day, Vacation Care $50.50 per day

Contact: OOSH Nominated Supervisor

Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, lift)

Area Served: Northern Sydney

Languages (other than English): English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian,

Facilities Note: The venue is for hire for childcare related/run services only.

Keywords: Children and Families; Out of School Hours Care; Playgroups; Vacation Care; Council Childrens Services

Alternative Names: Kids Cottage; Artarmon Oosh

© Willoughby City Library Services [34513] Last Full Review: 6Apr18

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



Description: Playgroup.

Hours: Mon 9:30am (General), Fri 9:30am (General), Tues 10.00am ( under 2)

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: 7Jan19

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: 19Jun17

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