Congrats on your new baby! smile I also live in Newington and have recently emailed playgroup Australia about the Newington playgroup and had the following response:
I hope this helps!
Generally what happens is that we provide a contact for each group, you call them and organise to visit and see if that is what you are looking for. We recommend that you speak to the co-ordinators so they can give you a general idea of how each individual playgroup works.
You then pay a membership fee which is $39 for 12 months from the date that you join and this covers you for insurance. Membership to Playgroup NSW allows you to attend any Playgroup in NSW as many days of the week as you so choose. Membership covers up to 5 children and 2 adults / carers.
You are entitled to two complimentary visits before you pay for membership. There is generally a session fee charged. This goes directly to the playgroup, the fee is generally about $3.
Unless otherwise stated as age / language specific all the playgroups are listed as general. These general playgroups do cater for ages 0 - 6yrs.
Playgroup sessions generally run for 2hrs, but can vary from playgroup to playgroup.
I have listed the details of playgroup you requested below.
Newington Community Centre
Cnr Avenue of Europe & Asia Avenue NEWINGTON
Session: Monday & Friday 10am