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Supported Playgroups

Supported playgroups run by JNC are free for families with children up to 5 years old living in the Randwick LGA.

JNC’s Transition to School Playgroup runs weekly in school term. Phone 9349 8200 and see this link for updates on our groups and services.

poster for JNC supported playgrous Transition to School 2021

About JNC’s Transition to School Playgroup

The Transition to School Playgroup is a free playgroup for families in the Randwick Council LGA which supports those with children starting school next year. The group, run by our skilled educators, makes it possible for kids to strengthen their social skills and prepare to start at school. They are given the opportunity to:

  • Attend a structured playgroup 
  • Socialise with local children their own age
  • Develop school-readiness skills
  • Learn the importance of routines, good sleep and healthy eating
  • Be in a culturally safe place and learn about the diverse cultures in their community
  • Develop confidence about starting school
  • Be linked with support for developmental issues

This playgroup is led by skilled educators, experienced in adapting the program to online delivery if physical distancing is required.

JNC – supported playgroups plus!

Playtime Resource for Parents & Carers

Here are some great school holiday playtime activities for you and your child to enjoy. Enjoy!

Click here to read, print or download this fun resource full of great activities for parents and carers of young children.Playtime_Activity_resource_The_JNC_Family_Programs


  • Painting with spaghetti
  • Ice cube painting
  • Finger painting
  • How to make an erupting volcano
  • How to make bubble mix
  • How to make non-cook play dough
  • How to make goop

Activities at home

JNC offers a home activity guide to keep your children entertained when they’re at home. From toddlers to adults, indoors to outdoors, fun to educational we’ve got it all covered to make sure you and your family can get up to some projects and activities in your free time.

Also have a look at JNC’s webcasts – there are many to support children 5 and younger.

See animals at the zoo in real time with Dan for JNC: watch here

Support for anxious kids: Watch here

And support for parents: Watch here