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Orange Supported Playgroups

Contact us at:

The Community Information and Servcies Centre

79-81 Kite Street
Orange NSW 2800


Phone 02 6393 8618
Fax 02 6393 8604

email kbirch@orange.nsw.gov.au


boy with blocksThe Orange Supported Playgroup is a project that aims to replicate and build on the success of the Orange Bush Babies group.

Bush Babies playgroup was established by the Orange Women's Gathering with the Council's support to meet a need in the community as seen by these women.

The playgroup not only caters for pre-school aged children but provides vital social support for families in the area.

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You can stay in touch with the latest events by 'Liking' the Supported Playgroup Facebook page.

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Grasshoppers Playgroup

Supported Playgroups and Schools as Communities work together in partnership to provide the Grasshoppers Playgroup (Schools as Communities initative) on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am until 11.00pm at Marang Gunya - The Good House, in Oxley Place. The playgroup is open to families with children from 0 to 5 years and is free to attend.

Bowen Public School Supported Playgroup

Bowen Playgroup is on each Friday from 9.00am until 11.00am at Bowen Public School.The playgroup is open to all families with children from 0 to 5 years and is free to attend.

Bush Babies Playgroup

The Bush Babies Playgroup is on each Thursday from 10.30am until 12.30pm at the Carriage Cottage in Spring Street. The playgroup is open to all families with children from 0 to 5 years and is free to attend.

The families come together for:

  • Developmental play
  • Music, singing and dancing
  • Story time, cooking, outdoor play
  • Cultural learning
  • Communal morning tea and most importantly, lots of yarning!!
  • Parenting Courses

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The Supported Playgroup project aims to provide various parenting courses and regular information through collaboration,  partnership, support and referral with other agencies in Orange and across the region where applicable.

Orange City Council offers a number of services for the indigenous community. Click here for details