Our Program and Approach
Inner West Play and Chat provides a supported playgroup program in collaboration with the Benevolent Society. Our program is designed to enhance the development of your child and to prepare them for their next educational setting.
We offer opportunities for you and your child to meet and chat with other families and to share your experiences and knowledge within a safe and friendly environment.
Our staff are qualified early childhood educators and provide a program that is challenging and interesting for your child. In our playgroup sessions, staff provide oral and written information on child development, individual support to families who may experiencing issues regarding their children’s development, information and referral to local community services, child health and other topics of interest to families.
Operating Hours and Locations
Inner West Play and Chat operates supported playgroups in the following Local Government Areas:
- Canada Bay
Supported Playgroups are facilitated in Public Schools, Community Centres and Church Halls. All playgroups begin at 10:00am, finishing at 12:00noon, with the exception of Concord (Canada Bay) playgroup which starts at 9:30am finishing at 11:30am. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information on days and times.
We are proud of the high quality early learning sessions we offer, however what matters most is what our families think....
“I have been attending the KU’s supported playgroup since more than three years. We absolutely love coming here as my child has learnt and improved his social skills and it’s a great opportunity for us to have a quality one-on-one bonding time with my child.” - Inner West Play and Chat parent
“Since we moved to Sydney, we have been coming to the KU Play and Chat program. We shared lots of different things with other families and learn from others. Kids love to come and have fun and experiences in many different ways. Also as a parent I can learn how to raise my children in positives ways.” - Inner West Play and Chat parent