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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 Meadowbank.

Meadowbank College Playsession

Phone: 02 9942 3809

Fax: 02 9942 3813

Location: TAFE NSW, See St, Meadowbank NSW 2114

Web: www.tafestudy.info

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

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

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

Maxim Street Playgroup @ RUC

Phone: 02 9807 3364

Meets at: Ryde Uniting Church Lower Hall, 7 Maxim St, West Ryde NSW 2114

Email:

Web: www.rydeuc.org.au

Description: Weekly multicultural playgroup meets every Tuesday during public school term time. All community language groups very welcome. Morning Tea for parents/carers provided. Large outdoor play space includes fully enclosed garden area with playground equipment. 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: Tue 9.30am to 11.30am

Fees: $2.00 per family

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

Referral: All welcome - no booking

Transport: Bus, train

Disability Access: Yes

Area Served: Ryde

Languages (other than English): NA - volunteers only.

Facilities Note: Playground equipment

Volunteering Note: May be opportunities. See organizer.

Keywords: Children and Families; CALD; Playgroups

Alternative Names: Multicultural Playgroup @ RUC

© Ryde Council [80034] Last Full Review: 23Oct18

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

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.

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: 24Oct18

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

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

These services are between about 2 to 5km from Meadowbank.

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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