Explorer's Playgroup

Playgroup has re-opened! Please bring proof of full vaccination to attend.


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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am - 12:30pm (during school term only) 

Playgroup runs rain, hail & shine! Online pre-booking essential - come along and enjoy the fun!

Enter via the Playground Gate

For enquiries please email playgroup@northsydneycentre.com.au

Explorers Playgroup provides creative play sessions for under 5s, spread across light-filled rooms and a beautiful playground. Experienced Play Leaders set up a range of activities to suit the needs of children, with an emphasis on child-initiated play supervised by a parent or carer in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Tips for enjoying playgroup: The aim is for adults and children to enjoy being together and to explore play in everyday life. A Playgroup Leader will greet you on your first visit and give you an introduction to the playgroup. We encourage carers to use the nametags for their children, that way we can all learn their names during the session.

Supervision: The Play Leaders facilitate play and all supervision is the responsibility of parents or carers.

Wear old clothes: Messy activities are an important and wonderful part of children's play. Painting smocks are available.

Participation: During the storytime and dance along session, we encourage adults to participate, modelling behaviour is key to learning. 

Packing up and cleaning: Due to COVID 19 Playgroup Leaders wipe down all items used during the session to be sure they are sanitised for the next session. We provide cleaning equipment should you feel the need to sanitise toys before your child uses them.

Food and drinks: A Ridge St Cafe staff member will be present at approx. 10:30am to take purchase orders.  Please bring your keep cup to save using disposable cups. There are nearby cafes or please bring your own morning tea and lunch. For the safety of all children, we have a nut-free guideline in place at the Centre.

Prams: Please leave prams in playground at the far end near the outdoor stage. 

Parking: If you are a resident in the North Sydney Council area you are eligible to apply for a Resident Permit and get 1.5 hours of free parking in Ridge St Car Park Visit the North Sydney Council website for more information.

For non-residents, we offer a discounted rate at Ridge Street Carpark so make sure you enter your car rego details into the laptop at the entrance to the Playgroup and activate the discounted rates. The discount automatically applies to your payment at the carpark. (If you have any problems please call council on 9936 8472).


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