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Rebekahpaigexo

Playgroups for babies 6months +

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Hello,

We will be moving to the Gold Coast area/Byron bay/coffs harbour... later this year (October) with our son who will be around 6months at the time.

I was just wondering if there was a wide variety of playgroups/sessions, where he could start to socialise and I could also meet other mums with children of a similar age!

 

Thankyou

 

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Once you've narrowed down to where you'll be living (as Coffs to GC is about four hours drive), the local council will have details of playgroups in the area, as will local FB groups. 

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Once you've narrowed down to where you'll be living (as Coffs to GC is about four hours drive), the local council will have details of playgroups in the area, as will local FB groups. 



Are the local council ones generally expensive? Or do they run free ones? I shall start having a look at local Facebook groups too!

Thanks!

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16 minutes ago, Rebekahpaigexo said:

Are the local council ones generally expensive? Or do they run free ones? I shall start having a look at local Facebook groups too!
 

 

 

Right now it's probably too early, as you're talking about such a huge area.  The distance from the Gold Coast to Coffs is further than the distance from London to Birmingham, and there's a big difference in lifestyle, job opportunities etc along the way.  I think you'll need to narrow things down a bit before you start going into detail.


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16 minutes ago, Rebekahpaigexo said:

Are the local council ones generally expensive? Or do they run free ones? I shall start having a look at local Facebook groups too!
 

 

 

Right now it's probably too early, as you're talking about such a huge area.  The distance from the Gold Coast to Coffs is further than the distance from London to Birmingham, and there's a big difference in lifestyle, job opportunities etc along the way.  I think you'll need to narrow things down a bit before you start going into detail.


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Right now it's probably too early, as you're talking about such a huge area.  The distance from the Gold Coast to Coffs is further than the distance from London to Birmingham, and there's a big difference in lifestyle, job opportunities etc along the way.  I think you'll need to narrow things down a bit before you start going into detail.


Ahh yess I am aware of the distance it was just before we started to look at set places to live for work. I wanted to get an idea of the options available as we think it will be a massive part of why we chose an area. With our visa we have to live in NSW. But I’d travel to places in the gold coast if needed. So we are ideally looking at Tweed heads area (top of NSW) but we are willing to go as far down as Coffs. If the opportunities for our little one were better there sorry if I sound vague!

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23 minutes ago, Rebekahpaigexo said:

Ahh yess I am aware of the distance emoji4.png it was just before we started to look at set places to live for work. I wanted to get an idea of the options available as we think it will be a massive part of why we chose an area. With our visa we have to live in NSW. But I’d travel to places in the gold coast if needed. So we are ideally looking at Tweed heads area (top of NSW) but we are willing to go as far down as Coffs. If the opportunities for our little one were better there emoji4.png sorry if I sound vague!

 

I wouldn't expect it to vary much.  The larger the town or city, the more choices there are likely to be. I'd say your first priority is where the jobs are.  

https://www.playgroupnsw.org.au/Explore/FindaPlaygroup/

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Ahh yess I am aware of the distance it was just before we started to look at set places to live for work. I wanted to get an idea of the options available as we think it will be a massive part of why we chose an area. With our visa we have to live in NSW. But I’d travel to places in the gold coast if needed. So we are ideally looking at Tweed heads area (top of NSW) but we are willing to go as far down as Coffs. If the opportunities for our little one were better there sorry if I sound vague!

Hi, sorry to jump in on your post. We are also looking at this area as our visa is for NSW but originally wanted to be in QLD. This would be a big thing for me as well ( although my little boy will be 3 so slightly older ) when do you plan on moving?

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Hello, don’t worry about it! We are in the same position, as we wanted to be in QLD as I have some family who live near the Gold Coast, but our visa only allowed NSW. we hopefully plan on moving in October! Our visa has been accepted. But with getting married in September and a new born at the moment, it seemed like the best idea! When do you plan on moving?

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My sister and family live north of Brisbane so ideally didn’t want to be too far from them. We also plan on moving October, had our visas too. We will stay with my sister for a few weeks then look at moving to an area. Is it your partners job that’s got the visa? My partner is a plumber so goin to be a pain getting a job and doing all gap training ect!

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