Monday to Thurday from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Playgroup runs rain, hail & shine!
Designed specifically for kids under 5 years old, Explorers Playgroup offers a variety of exciting and educational activities to stimulate your little ones’ minds and imaginations. From sensory play and arts and crafts to sing-alongs and storytime, we have something for every little explorer to enjoy! With a supportive and nurturing environment, our playgroup provides the perfect place for children and carers to grow and make new friends.
|Thursday, February 1 to Thursday, April 6
|Wednesday, April 26 to Thursday, June 29
|Tuesday, July 18 to Thursday, September 26
|Tuesday, October 10 to Monday, December 18
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.
The Play Leaders facilitate play. 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.
During the storytime and dance along session, we encourage adults to participate. Modelling behaviour is key to learning.
Food and drinks
There are nearby cafes or bring your own morning tea and lunch. Hot drinks must be kept away from children. Please bring your own (BYO) Keep Cup or borrow one from the Centre on the day. For the safety of all children, we have a nut-free guideline in place.
Packing up and cleaning
We provide cleaning equipment should you feel the need to sanitise toys before/after your child uses them.
Please leave prams in the playground (either at the side of the building or at the end of the building).
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.
For non-residents, we offer a discounted rate at Ridge Street Carpark so make sure you give our playgroup leaders the details of your car at the entrance to activate the discounted rates. The discount automatically applies to your payment at the carpark. (If you have any problem, please call North Sydney Council here.
Refunds & Transfer
Refunds/Transfers can be provided with at least 24 hours notice prior to your booking.