Explorer's Playgroup



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

Playgroup runs rain, hail & shine! Pre-book online or drop in on the day - 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: We provide cleaning equipment should you feel the need to sanitise toys before/after your child uses them.

Food and drinks: A coffee order will be placed with a local cafe at approx. 10:30am, please bring cash to purchase.  Please BYO keep cup. 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 the playground (either at the side of the building or at the end of the building). 

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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