playgroups

Big Yellow Umbrella’s Children’s Services Program delivers a wide range of services and activities to families and children residing in the Macarthur LGA.

The program is funded by the NSW Department of Education & Training and NSW Department of Community and Justice is supported by local services, schools and organisations in the Macarthur Region.

A Family Worker provides families with referrals to other services; delivers parenting support and education; facilitates supported playgroups and other activities that help build an enriched and connected community.

Playgroups & Programs

Our playgroups are facilitated by staff with a broad range of qualifications and experience. Workers plan and implement developmental programs where children have fun while learning and engaging in active play. The following playgroups operate during school terms and are open to 0 - 6 year olds unless otherwise stated:

MONDAY'S

TUESDAY'S

  • Supported Playgroups focus on promoting strong and healthy relationships between children and parents as well as their wider community.

    When:  Tuesday's 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Where:  Narellan Child Family & Community Centre, Queen Street, Narellan
    Register:  Call 4647 1283 or email children@yellowumbrella.org.au
    Cost:

     FREE

     

WEDNESDAY'S

  • Facilitated by an early childhood educator, with the aim to strengthen parent/child relationships, provide social interactions and improve a child's early learning skills in a supportive environment.

    Suitable for children aged 6 weeks - 6 years

    When:  Wednesday's 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Where:  Narellan, Child Family Community Centre, Elyard Street, Narellan
    Register:  Call Leanne on 4647 1283 or email children@yellowumbrella.org.au
    Cost:  FREE

THURSDAY'S

  • FREE supervised 2 hour sports session at AB Central for 6-17* year olds who live in the Campbelltown area, every Thursday from 5 - 7pm.

    No equipment is needed however feel free to bring along a pair of boxing gloves if you have them - all other equipment will be supplied, along with afternoon tea.

    Registration is essential so please call 4647 1283 to book your place.

    When:  Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Where:  AB Central, 52 Riverside Dr, Airds
    Cost:  FREE
    Register: Call 4647 1283 to book



  • Facilitated by an early childhood educator, with the aim to strengthen parent/child relationships, provide social interactions and improve a child's early learning skills in a supportive environment.

    Registration Essential
    Call 4647 1283 or email children@yellowumbrella.org.au to register

    When:  Thursdays, 10.00am - 11.30am 
    Where:  Narellan, Child Family and Community Centre, Queen Street, Narellan
    Ages:  6 weeks - 6 yrs 
    Cost:  FREE

  • This FREE community-led playgroup is for parents and carers with little ones aged 0-4 years.

    When:  Fortnightly on Thursdays starting 12th Ocotber 2023 | 12.45pm-2.45pm
    Where:  Narellan Child Family & Community Centre,
    16-24 Queen St, Narellan
    Register:

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    Cost:

     FREE

    Dates for 2023  | 12/10, 26/10, 9/11, 23/11 & 7/12

FRIDAY'S

  • This FREE community-led playgroup is for parents and carers with little ones aged 0-4 years.

    When:  Monthly on Fridays starting 3rd March 2023 | 12.30pm-2pm
    Where:   Bargo Community Hall, Radnor Road, Bargo
    Register:

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    Cost:

     FREE

    Dates for 2023  | 3/3, 31/3, 28/4, 26/5, 23/6, 21/7, 18/8, 15/9, 13/10, 10/11, 8/12

  • Parenting Program Circle of Security - FREE 8-Week parenting course facilitated by Sue Trentfield

    Circle of Security is a program which requires an eight week commitment.  Designed for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years, who would like support to strengthen the bond with their children and help their children to build secure relationships.

    Week 1 - Friday 10/2/23
    Week 2 - Friday 17/2/23
    Week 3 - Friday 24/2/23
    Week 4 - Friday 3/3/23
    Week 5 - Friday 10/3/23
    Week 6 - Friday 17/3/23
    Week 7 - Friday 24/3/23
    Week 8 - Friday 31/3/23

    Email children@yellowumbrella.org.au or call 4647 1283

    When:  Every Friday starting 10th February 2023 10am - 12pm 
    Where:  16-24 Queen Street
       Narellan NSW
    Cost:  FREE
       

Email children@yellowumbrella.org.au

Breakfast Clubs

Big Yellow Umbrella, with support from community groups and organisations, run a Breakfast Program twice a week at Cawdor Public School.  Students take part on organise sports activities and eat a range of healthy foods including cereal, pancakes, toast, fresh fruit and juice.

Events

Big Yellow Umbrella also participates in a number of community family events including,

    • Family Fun Day
    • Paint the Town REaD
    • National Family Week
    • School Holiday Programs
    • Child Development Forum

Transition to School

These programs are for children who are getting ready to go to big school. They run for one hour per week during Term 4 and include outcomes that are reflected in the Early Years Learning Framework.
Taking registations now for 2023. Email children@yellowumbrella.org.au or call (02) 4647 1283

Triple P - One on One

Please contact us direct for more information about our one on one Triple P service.

Circle of Security

Parenting Program Circle of Security - FREE 8-Week parenting course facilitated by Sue Trentfield.

Circle of Security is a program which requires an eight week commitment.  Designed for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years, who would like support to strengthen the bond with their children and help their children to build secure relationships.

Email children@yellowumbrella.org.au or call 4647 1283 to express interest.

When:  Starting again in term 3
Where:  16-24 Queen Street
   Narellan NSW
Cost:  FREE