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Good news! Face to face playgroup has returned on Wednesdays at Plumpton, commencing 22 July 2020. Bookings are essential as spaces are strictly limited and conditions of entry do apply. To book, call or text 0434 086 887. We are still delivering virtual programs, streaming live on Facebook each day. Join us:

  • 10:00am – Music and parent-child mother goose
  • 11:30am – Story time
  • 12:30pm – Coffee & chat
  • 2:00pm – Dance and movement
  • 3:15pm – Story time

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


Mondays 9:00am-10:30am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Madang Avenue Public School
18 Mimika Avenue, Mount Druitt
Cost: FREE
Postponed. Please check back here or Facebook for updates.

Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Whalan Public School
Karangi Road, Whalan
Cost: FREE
Postponed. Please check back here or Facebook for updates.

Wednesdays 9:15am-11:00am 

Hebersham Public School
Andover Cresent, Hebersham
Cost: FREE
Postponed. Please check back here or Facebook for updates.

Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am (starting 25 March)
Playgroup with focus on gross motor skills
Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre
337 Rooty Hill Road, Plumpton
Cost: FREE
Postponed. Please check back here or Facebook for updates.

Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Blackett Public School
47-59 Boldrewood Road, Blackett
Cost: FREE
Face to face playgroup is returning to Plumpton, commencing 22 July 2020! Bookings are essential and conditions of entry apply. To book call 0434 086 887.

Fridays 9:00am-11:00am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Shalvey Public School
Laver Street, Shalvey
Cost: FREE
Postponed. Please check back here or Facebook for updates.

Download Familylinks flyer

02 9625 0422
0434 086 887


Free Playgroups Mother and son sitting at a table engaged in an activity
Free Playgroups children playing on large foam shapes
Free Playgroups young children playing together

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.

Learn more about playgroups from Growing Early Minds

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