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Overview

    Our Let's Get Messy Supported Playgroup is like no other.

    We:

    - Provide unstructured and structured play activities that develop children's social, emotional or cognitive skills;
    - Increase parents and carers' knowledge of child development, wellbeing, early childhood learning and parenting practices;
    - Provide parents and carers with access to resources and referrals.

    Our educators are passionate about providing nurturing experiences for each unique family, integrating a deep respect for diversity.

    Each session is $3 per family.

    WHAT: Each week we have messy play experiences for the children and their carers to get involved in. Each week we offer new messy play experiences. Morning tea is provided.

1007 Botany Rd, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia

1 - 3 years old

0 hour

Where to find us

1007 Botany Rd, Mascot NSW 2020, Australia

About the provider

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South Eastern Community Connect

4.8 out of 5 (View 12 reviews)

Do you live in one of these LGAs?


Bayside,

City of Sydney,

Randwick,

Waverley, or

Woollahra?


Do you want to connect with a community centre that cares?


SECC is here for you, no matter your age, background, or life situation.


SECC offers support that's meaningful to you.


We combat the loneliness epidemic through dynamic community programs and services.


We offer:

- Weekly Supported Playgroups in various locations including Messy Playgroups

- Parenting courses, e.g. First Aid and CPR for Babies and Children, and workshops to help families manage toddler and child behaviour.

- Support for high school aged kids. SECC regularly advocates for young people in the local community. The centre at Mascot regularly offers a youth drop in, tutoring and mentoring to people aged 12-25 and other programs throughout the year. SECC runs the Managing Angry Adolescents Differently (MAAD) and RAGE courses, which help young people manage their emotions.


Our staff are friendly, professional, and many speak different languages.


SECC is managed by a voluntary board of directors made up of local community members and services and has been operating in Eastlakes for over 40 years.


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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 from 12 reviews on

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Top 5 reviews

Thuy Do on

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a month ago

This community is truly wonderful. I discovered SECC while seeking help from various places, only realising they were nearby when I was referred from another community JNC. Here, I met Juliette Herrera, a caseworker who became like a guardian angel to me during a difficult period of losing a loved one and facing health, emotional, and financial challenges. Juliette showed remarkable skill, passion, compassion, and understanding in her work. She tirelessly connected me with numerous community resources and other organisations to support my family and me through tough times. Not only did she assist, but she also offered encouragement. Despite my struggles with communication, she listened patiently, advocated for me with organisations like my children's school and healthcare providers, and always made time to discuss our plans in detail. I am deeply grateful for Juliette's dedication and hope that this community recognises and values her commitment. Even though my situation is ongoing, Juliette continues to stand by me. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of assistance.

Rachel Marks on

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a month ago

I miss their Community Kitchen nights. They used to be free and then they started charging $2. The People's Pantry offers LIMITED options and for those struggling we are in desperate need of non perishable items not just canned stuff and pasta. Also anytime you need help they haven't provided me any in desperate times. I'm shocked that community centres don't actually help people!

Samantha Carter on

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4 months ago

This place is cool 😍 I've attended an amazing cooking class they have a community food pantry Wednesday and Thursdays also Tai chi and Art classes,local walking groups & other activities.Open to everyone.

Eve Smith on

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2 years ago

I am so happy I found SECC! In 2020 I attended an Art Class with Clio and a Poetry class with Tonny (and Gavin), and this year I am attending and thoroughly enjoying three classes, all different, but all so much fun. The staff are so welcoming, and the other people joining in are very friendly and we all have a laugh while we are learning new skills. I look forward to continuing with classes throughout the year. And a special shout out to Tonny, whose warmth and inclusion make me and everyone else feel so positive.

Lauren Koc on

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3 years ago

We have been attending SECC's playgroups and Mother's Circle for almost a year and cannot recommend it enough. The playgroups are so well organised and set up for varying aged babies to children. The staff are friendly and inviting. They also have a great toy library which is easy to order from online and straight forward pick up and drop off.

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