Community Resources

The information provided here is for staff and students of the University who are parents. It provides information on activities and services in the local area of the University of Sydney (Newtown, Camperdown, Glebe, Marrickville, Leichhardt) for children aged 0-5 years and their parents.

Local Parents Groups

USYD Parents Network

Do you have young children? Have you recently applied for or taken parental leave to care for young children? Are you looking for some helpful ideas on juggling work and family responsibilities? Would you like to join a group of staff who have young children, who meet regularly to share information and support in a friendly, informal environment?

The Parents Network meets regularly during lunch times.

To find out more about the Network and how to join visit the Staff Intranet.


Playgroups NSW

Playgroup NSW is a not-for-profit community organisation operating with financial support from the Department of Family and Community Services and annual membership fees.

Membership fees are kept to a minimum to allow access to playgroups by all members of the community.

Playgroup NSW is administered by a voluntary Board of Management, which meets monthly to set policy and direction for the organisation. Employed staff are responsible for the day to day management of the Association.

To find out more information about joining or starting a playgroup or to find a playgroup in your local area, please visit the Playgroup NSW website.

Other Playgroups

Not all playgroups are registerd with Playgroups NSW. Sometimes various community groups may set up a playgroup in the local area. For information about such groups check local newspapers, community noticeboards (eg library, shopping centres, church noticeboards etc.

Local Government Initiatives

Under construction. Information will be added to this section.