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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

Playgroup program

Bookings are essential. Please email familylinks@growingearlyminds.org.au to secure your position or get added to our waitlist. Please get sure to follow our Facebook page for all the latest information: https://www.facebook.com/familylinkshubs/

Program Location Dates Days and times Availability
Sing and Grow Hebersham Public School

27 Andover Cres,
Hebersham NSW 2770

25 Apr – 27 Jun 2023 (10 weeks) Tuesdays – 9.00am-10.30am Limited spots available
Sing and Grow Madang Avenue Public School

16 Mimika Ave,
Whalan NSW 2770

26 Apr – 28 Jun 2023 (10 weeks)

Wednesdays – 9.15am-10.30am Spots available
Sing and Grow Mission Australia Mount Druitt

28 Ayres Grove,
Mount Druitt NSW 2770

28 Apr – 30 Jun 2023 (10 weeks) Fridays – 10am-11.30am Booked out

About Sing and Grow

Sing and Grow is an evidence-based music therapy program for families with children aged 0-5 years old. The program uses music-based activities, such as singing, instrument play, and games, to support children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development while strengthening parent-child relationships. Sessions are led by qualified music therapists or allied health therapists who use engaging activities to ensure each session is enjoyable and educational.

Children and parents sitting in a circle on the ground singing to music

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.

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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