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Welcoming all children 0-6 years from all backgrounds and all abilities

Growing Early Minds provides free supported playgroups across the Blacktown local government area. These free supported playgroups are run by our Growing Early Minds Mobile Community Hub and Familylinks services.

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.

FAMILYLINKS

Mondays 9:15am-10:15am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Madang Avenue Public School
18 Mimika Avenue, Mount Druitt
Cost: FREE


Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Whalan Public School
Karangi Road, Whalan
Cost: FREE


Wednesdays 9:15am-11:00am 

Playgroup
Hebersham Public School
Andover Cresent, Hebersham
Cost: FREE


Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Blackett Public School
47-59 Boldrewood Road, Blackett
Cost: FREE


Fridays 9:00am-11:00am 

Playgroup including Parent-Child Mother Goose
Shalvey Public School
Laver Street, Shalvey
Cost: FREE


Download Term 1 Calendar

Download flyer

Contact
Familylinks
02 9625 0422
0434 086 887

[email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/familylinkshubs/

MOBILE COMMUNITY HUB

Mondays 10:00am-11:00am 

Parent-Child Mother Goose
Blacktown North Public School
School Hall
1 Bessemer Street, Blacktown
Cost: FREE


Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am
Parent-Child Mother Goose between 9:45am-10:45am  

Blacktown North Public School
School Hall
1 Bessemer Street, Blacktown
Cost: FREE

Note: Due to conflicting programs Playgroup and Parent-Child Mother Goose program has moved from Mondays to Tuesdays for term 2 only. Regular playgroup will return in Term 3 and back to Mondays.


Wednesdays 9:30am-11:00am 

New location coming soon!


Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am 

Plumpton Neighbourhood Centre
337 Rooty Hill Road North,
Plumpton (Entry via Bottles Rd)
Cost: FREE


Fridays 9:30am-11:30am

Ngallu Wal (Aboriginal Child & Family Centre)
259 Kildare Road
Doonside
Cost: FREE


Download Flyer

Contact
Mobile Community Hub
02 9625 0422
0481 943 360
[email protected]

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gemMCH/

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

Learn more about playgroups from Growing Early Minds:

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