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Free Playgroups welcoming all children 0-6 years from all backgrounds and all abilities

Growing Early Minds provides supported free playgroups across the Blacktown local government area. These free supported playgroups are run by our Growing Early Minds allied health therapists and Familylinks service.

Playgroups run during school terms and operate from five Mount Druitt primary schools or at the designated mobile locations. Please continue to check back to this page as we continue to add new locations to meets the needs of all our families.

If you’re an organisation or school interested in our mobile playgroup service, including attending bespoke events, please contact us.

Growing Early Minds Playgroups

Helping children learn through play

Our facilitators are early childhood trained and our programs are designed to promote inclusion. Children’s skills are developed through a range of play-based activities, where children are encouraged to explore, investigate and problem solve. Most importantly we encourage children and parents to have fun together.

Supporting parents and carers

We provide a friendly and relaxed environment for parents and carers to spend quality time with their children, share ideas, socialise, ask questions or seek extra support. With the support from our early intervention team, we can help identify areas that children might be having difficulty in and provide tips and resources to help them learn, develop, and reach their full potential.

Playgroup program

Bookings are essential. Our programs this term are all an 8-week Parent-Children Mother Goose, with only one booking required at the beginning of the term.

Term 3 programs are booked out. If you would like to be added to the Term 3 waitlist please email lacey@growingearlyminds.org.au

We are currently taking Term 4 bookings!

Days and times (School Terms Only) Location Program
Mondays – 9.00am-10.30am Madang Avenue Public School

16 Mimika Ave,

Whalan NSW 2770

Parent-Child Mother Goose/Playgroup
Thursdays – 9.00am-10.30am Hebersham Public School

27 Andover Cres,

Hebersham NSW 2770

Parent-Child Mother Goose/Playgroup
Fridays – 10am-11.30am Mission Australia Mount Druitt

28 Ayres Grove,

Mount Druitt NSW 2770

Parent-Child Mother Goose/Playgroup
Contact

Familylinks
02 9625 0422
0434 086 887
familylinks@growingearlyminds.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/familylinkshubs/

Bookings are essential

To secure your position in the playgroup, please email you contact information to lacey@growingearlyminds.org.au

What to bring and expect

What do I bring? 

  • A bottle of water
  • A healthy morning tea (please avoid bringing food containing egg and nut products)

What do I wear? 

  • Comfortable play clothes that can get dirty during messy play
  • A hat for outdoor play

Our routine

Our routines are flexible, but a general guideline is outlined below. We encourage parents and carers to join in with all the activities, to have fun, play and learn with their children.

  • Free play
  • Story time
  • Music time
  • Morning tea
  • Free play
  • Home time

For some tips for group play and fun activities, explore a few articles from Growing Early Minds experts, Top Tips to Help Your Child Share and Take Turns, Bubbles for Kids – 6 Fun Activities, Why Sensory Play is Vital for Development and Weaving Helps Develop Fine Motor Skills.

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