Inner West Council

Child and Family Directory

Ashfield Council has produced a directory of children's services for the local area. The Directory lists information, contact details and locations of services such as libraries, community centres, child care services, playgroups, before & after school care & vacation care, parks, reserves and playgrounds and primary schools. Click here to download the Directory. Please note that there may have been changes to the details of some services in the Directory. For up to date information, please contact Community Programs on 9716 1844.

Contact Community Programs on 9716 1844 if you would like a hard copy to be posted out to you. This offer is only available while supplies last. 

Playgroups in Ashfield

What is a Playgroup?

A Playgroup is a group of mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers who meet together each week with their babies, toddlers and preschoolers for interaction and fun. Parents and caregivers work together to provide their babies and young children with opportunities to learn through play.

Why go to a Playgroup?

Children under five are going through a stage of rapid brain and skill development.  For optimum development your young child needs a stimulating environment to play and learn.  Playgroups offer babies, toddlers and young children a wide variety of early learning experiences.  It’s a great way for your child to learn about the world, make friends and develop social skills.

Playgroup also gives mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers a chance to meet and share ideas and experiences.  Many long-term friendships begin at Playgroup.

To find a Playgroup in Ashfield visit or call on 1800 171 882.  

Primary Schools in Ashfield - For a listing of Primary Schools in Ashfield, please click here.

Further information on finding a school, starting school, the education system and more ... the following links may be useful.