New Group!

We have started a new Grandparent's Playgroup every Monday from 9:00am -11:00am. If you are interested, please contact Mary Liston at the centre on 9889 0791 or send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Maggie LindropMaxine Carrie

What we offer:

Through playgroup we aim to meet the needs of families with babies and pre-school children, providing them with an opportunity to become part of a local community.
Bowen Street provides a purpose-built facility that accommodates the needs of small babies and pre‑school children with outstanding indoor and outdoor play areas, toys and equipment.

Becoming a parent is a major life-changing experience. We want to offer you and your family a unique environment in which to meet and gain support from other families confronting the same challenges. New families, mothers groups and existing playgroups welcome.

Per year        $160
Per half year  $85
Per term        $50

You will be offered the opportunity to visit a playgroup for a few times at no cost to see if it suits your needs.

Benefits of joining:

  • A clean, safe, attractive facility where children can learn to play and explore.
  • A weekly place to meet where your child becomes familiar with and confident in a stimulating environment with plenty of quality toys to cater for babies to pre-schoolers.
  • A facility big enough to accommodate up to fifteen families at a time.
  • Close proximity to the Maternal Child and Health Centre, Bowen Gardens, bus stops and two local primary schools.
  • The opportunity to be part of your local community.
  • A support group of other families who live near you, and an opportunity to make lifelong friends.

Download our pamphlet for more information from the downloads section.

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