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Playgroup NSW

Contact

Name: Sehr Minhas

Position: Corporate Sponsorship Specialist

Email: sminhas@playgroupnsw.org.au

Website: www.playgroupnsw.org.au

Address

Ste 4 L2 1C Grand Ave

Rosehill NSW 2142

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Our Mission / Objective

Playgroup NSW is the peak body representing playgroups across NSW.  We are dedicated to supporting families and strengthening local communities through playgroups.  Playgroup NSW exists because of the thousands of committed and enthusiastic members and volunteers who run local community playgroups, attend local playgroups and serve on playgroup committees and on Playgroup NSW’s Board of Management.



Playgroup is essentially one of the first and most important social networks for children and families.



We also support families who are experiencing isolation or need support through our peer support programs and supported playgroups. These programs help us reach out to families who may otherwise miss out on the fantastic experience of playgroup.



For more information, visit playgroupnsw.org.au




Projects in Progress

Playgroup NSW supports and resources over 700 general Community Playgroups throughout the state that cater to a range of children from babies to school age.  In addition to these general playgroups, there are many groups that satisfy more specific needs of parents and children ranging from baby playgroups, to bilingual groups, intergenerational, dads groups and more. 



Playgroup NSW also offers facilitated playgroups and peer support groups for families with particular needs, examples include:




  • Supported Playgroups are facilitated groups that bring together families who may otherwise not access playgroups or who require other supports

  • PlayConnect playgroups that are facilitated peer support groups specifically for children aged 0-6 years with autism or similar behaviours.

  • MyTime peer support groups for anyone caring for a child up to age 16 with a disability or chronic medical condition.



 


Our People

Leadership Team

Our Team



Our team is made up of qualified and skilled people who are passionate about children’s development, supporting families and building communities. Our leadership, management, operational and program teams are highly experienced and driven by the values of respect, integrity and openness.










 

Chief Executive Officer



Karen Bevan



Karen has been a strong advocate and campaigner for the rights and wellbeing of children for more than 20 years.



Prior to joining Playgroup NSW as CEO in May 2014, Karen led research and policy at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Before that, she led advocacy, policy, research and service development initiatives at UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families as Director - Social Justice.



She is currently President of the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and has served on the board since 2009. In 2013, Karen was selected as the first recipient of the McCarthy Mentoring Scholarship for Not for Profit Executives.



Karen is passionate about the role of playgroup in making a real difference for children, families and communities.




Our Extended Team



Our experienced and dedicated team is comprised of staff based at the Playgroup NSW headquarters in Rosehill, and our local community development and playgroup support staff located across NSW.



Providing support to current and prospective Playgroup NSW members to help them establish and manage community or supported playgroups is the major focus for the majority of our team. This includes providing information and support for playgroups, facilitating our supported playgroup sessions and promoting early childhood development with families and professionals.



We also have a communications and marketing team and our corporate services team which includes human resources, finance and accounts.



Playgroup NSW also relies on the generosity and passion of our wonderful volunteers. Our community playgroups are run by volunteer committees who dedicate their time to ensure their local playgroup thrives.



 


Registration Information

ABN

97 616 861 198

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Other support

Corporate Partnerships



We partner with many organisations to provide services in communities, promote shared values and ideas and take information and great products to families. We work with organisations and companies that have a passion and vision closely linked to ours.



Corporate partnerships can take many forms including:




  • Participation and sponsorship at local community events or statewide events like World’s Biggest Playgroup Day, Childrens’ Week events and more

  • Provide pro bono professional services to help us conduct valuable research projects, marketing campaigns and more




  • Affinity marketing and cross promotional opportunities



If you are interested in a corporate partnership with Playgroup NSW, contact our Communications and Marketing Manager on 1800 171 882 or email vwoods@playgroupnsw.org.au


Work with us

Volunteer with us

Playgroup NSW welcomes support from volunteers


Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Playgroup NSW is the peak body representing playgroups across NSW.  We are dedicated to supporting families and strengthening local communities through playgroups.  Playgroup NSW exists because of the thousands of committed and enthusiastic members and volunteers who run local community playgroups, attend local playgroups and serve on playgroup committees and on Playgroup NSW’s Board of Management.



Playgroup is essentially one of the first and most important social networks for children and families.



We also support families who are experiencing isolation or need support through our peer support programs and supported playgroups. These programs help us reach out to families who may otherwise miss out on the fantastic experience of playgroup.



For more information, visit playgroupnsw.org.au




Projects in Progress

Playgroup NSW supports and resources over 700 general Community Playgroups throughout the state that cater to a range of children from babies to school age.  In addition to these general playgroups, there are many groups that satisfy more specific needs of parents and children ranging from baby playgroups, to bilingual groups, intergenerational, dads groups and more. 



Playgroup NSW also offers facilitated playgroups and peer support groups for families with particular needs, examples include:




  • Supported Playgroups are facilitated groups that bring together families who may otherwise not access playgroups or who require other supports

  • PlayConnect playgroups that are facilitated peer support groups specifically for children aged 0-6 years with autism or similar behaviours.

  • MyTime peer support groups for anyone caring for a child up to age 16 with a disability or chronic medical condition.



 


Our People

Leadership Team

Our Team



Our team is made up of qualified and skilled people who are passionate about children’s development, supporting families and building communities. Our leadership, management, operational and program teams are highly experienced and driven by the values of respect, integrity and openness.










 

Chief Executive Officer



Karen Bevan



Karen has been a strong advocate and campaigner for the rights and wellbeing of children for more than 20 years.



Prior to joining Playgroup NSW as CEO in May 2014, Karen led research and policy at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Before that, she led advocacy, policy, research and service development initiatives at UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families as Director - Social Justice.



She is currently President of the NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS) and has served on the board since 2009. In 2013, Karen was selected as the first recipient of the McCarthy Mentoring Scholarship for Not for Profit Executives.



Karen is passionate about the role of playgroup in making a real difference for children, families and communities.




Our Extended Team



Our experienced and dedicated team is comprised of staff based at the Playgroup NSW headquarters in Rosehill, and our local community development and playgroup support staff located across NSW.



Providing support to current and prospective Playgroup NSW members to help them establish and manage community or supported playgroups is the major focus for the majority of our team. This includes providing information and support for playgroups, facilitating our supported playgroup sessions and promoting early childhood development with families and professionals.



We also have a communications and marketing team and our corporate services team which includes human resources, finance and accounts.



Playgroup NSW also relies on the generosity and passion of our wonderful volunteers. Our community playgroups are run by volunteer committees who dedicate their time to ensure their local playgroup thrives.



 


Registration Information

ABN

97 616 861 198

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Other support

Corporate Partnerships



We partner with many organisations to provide services in communities, promote shared values and ideas and take information and great products to families. We work with organisations and companies that have a passion and vision closely linked to ours.



Corporate partnerships can take many forms including:




  • Participation and sponsorship at local community events or statewide events like World’s Biggest Playgroup Day, Childrens’ Week events and more

  • Provide pro bono professional services to help us conduct valuable research projects, marketing campaigns and more




  • Affinity marketing and cross promotional opportunities



If you are interested in a corporate partnership with Playgroup NSW, contact our Communications and Marketing Manager on 1800 171 882 or email vwoods@playgroupnsw.org.au


Work with us

Volunteer with us

Playgroup NSW welcomes support from volunteers


Our Annual Reports

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