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Hayley Todd - Curran's Hill Playgroup coordinator
My wife and I have been together for 13 years and have a 2-year-old son, Nixon and fur child Lexi.  After moving a few times, we have set up our family in the expanding Sydney South West. 
Not long before Nixon was born, my wife was doing some research on community support available on the Rainbow Families website and stumbled across the Curran’s Hill Rainbow Playgroup. She knew this would appeal to me as we had already discussed joining a playgroup once Nixon was born. 
Right from my first visit I felt comfortable, welcomed and supported. As new parents, we were looking for a connection to families that reflect Nixon’s. Whilst playgroup offers a safe place for Nixon to socialise, learn new skills and play with other children, Curran’s Hill Rainbow Playgroup has provided Kelly and I a hub of support, knowledge, connections to other Rainbow Family events like the Christmas Party and more recently the Halloween disco, along with many new friendships.
I love the flexibility and all hands-on deck approach from parents, grandparents and caregivers to assist with set up, supervising activities, cutting up the fruit and pack up. A favourite with the kids is arts and crafts, music/ singing and of course morning tea.     
With many of our older playgroup friends heading off to big school in the new year, we would love to have new families come along and check out our playgroup. If you are new to the Macarthur area, have children 0-5 and free on a Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm, we would love to meet you. The Curran’s Hill Rainbow Playgroup is a safe, supportive environment for babies, children and their parents. We are proudly supported by Rainbow Families and Playgroup NSW to provide an inclusive environment for families in Sydney’s South West. Should your children already be at school, please come along to a Macarthur Rainbow Families monthly catch up.  
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