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Ooranga playgroups are coordinated by trained early childhood professionals and delivered in small communitites around Gunnedah

Playgroups give an opportunity to connect families, strengthen communities and enables children to learn through play. 

Ooranga playgroup sessions run for two hours, once per fortnight at each location. The playgroups provide both creative and structured learning activities for young children, helping them to explore and understand their world. Playgroup helps children develop their social skills, make friends and get ready for preschool and school. 

Playgroups enable parents and carers to spend quality time with their children while developing their own social networks in their community, making friends and sharing ideas and experiences. Ooranga playgroups can provide a link between families and other health and community services and provide a solid base for the development and maintenance of strong and resilient communities. 

The Ooranga playgroup also provides a Mobile Toy Library to families who live in rural and remote areas. The Mobile Toy Library provides quality resources and toys suited to young children and supports parents in their role as educators.

Join a Playgroup

Ooranga Membership ($20 annual cost) + $5 per family, per playgroup day. 

Playgroup Membership Form    Membership Form

Playgroup Venues

All Playgroups meet once per fortnight (Walhallow meets weekly) for 2 Hours.

Blackville - Blackville Public School. 15 O'Neile Street Friday from 10am.
Boggabri – Ooranga Boggabri Preschool, located on the corner of Laidlaw and Caxton Street, on the premises of the Sacred Heart Primary School, Monday from 9:30am.
Kelvin– Kelvin Hall on Friday from 9:30am.
Maules Creek – Maules Creek Hall on Tuesday from 10am.
Pine Ridge – Pine Ridge Hall on Thursday from 10am.
Premer – Premer Street at the McMaster Community Hall on Monday from 9:30am.
Spring Ridge – Spring Ridge Community Hall on Darby Street on Wednesday from 10am.
Wallabadah – Wallabadah Hall on Tuesday from 10am.
Walhallow – Ooranga Walhallow Preschool on Hill Street from 10am every Monday.
Willow Tree – Willow Tree Public School on Thursday from 10am.
Emerald Hill – Emerald Hill Hall  on Wednesday from 10am.

Contact Ooranga office on 0267 420 603 for a playgroup schedule at your closest playgroup venue.

Our Staff

Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit

Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit Assoc. Inc. has developed policies and procedures which govern the day to day operation of its services.

Printed copies of our policies are located at the Ooranga office, each preschool venue and in the playgroup van and are available to all members. Ooranga policies are developed by staff and Ooranga members in accordance to the seven areas of the National Quality Standard. The policies, along with supporting operational procedures, assist staff and members to ensure the safety of children and adults in attendance at Ooranga services and guide the provision of quality early childhood education and care.

Policies are regularly reviewed by staff and the Ooranga Management Committee. Families are encouraged to read the Policies, ask staff if they have any questions and provide any suggestions for changes to improve the quality of Ooranga services.

All staff, volunteers and members are expected to abide by the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics.
A copy of these is available at Ooranga centres or online at the ECA website.