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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 Ryde.

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. Waiting list

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: 2May17

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: 02 9807 2966

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

Contact: 0408 278 298

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: 19May17

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

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

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

© North Sydney Council [79553] Last Full Review: 29Aug17

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

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

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: 14Jul17

Giant Steps Sydney Ltd

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 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. Weekly playgroup "Playsteps" for ages 18 months to 5 years at Gladesville.

Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

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

Contact: Director/Principal, Administrator

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

© Northern Beaches Disability Information Service [23037] Last Full Review: 17Nov16

Disclaimer: All information is supplied by individual service providers and no guarantee can be given as to its accuracy. All details are subject to change without notice. Inclusion of a service does not imply endorsement or recommendation.