A Fun Space to Share and Play Fair

Funded by the Ministry of Education as an EarlyON Child and Family Centre, our inclusive playgroups help children 0-6 learn through collaborative play and provide a supportive space for parents to share information.

Our Playgroup Calendar

What is EarlyON?

EarlyON Child and Family Centre is a Ministry of Education initiative with the mission of enhancing the quality of early education for all families of Ontario. Services include free, high-quality programs for families and children from birth to 6 years old.

About Our Indoor and Outdoor Playgroups

City View Centre offers EarlyON parent and tot playgroups throughout the communities of Nepean and Richmond. Participation is on a drop-in basis and is free of charge for residents, thanks to the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Education.

Playgroups are facilitated by EarlyON accredited educators with activities for children, including reading, storytelling, singalongs, and games— indoors and outdoors.

For parents, playgroups can provide advice from early childhood development professionals, help you learn about other community programs and share experiences with other parents.

Playgroups are on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 30 participants per playgroup (including adults and children). One adult may accompany up to 5 children, 0 to 6 years of age.

For more information on the rules of participation, consult our

Playgroup Policies and Procedures

Playgroup Locations

  • Main Site - City View Centre
    1099 Longfields Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 5L2

  • Playgroup at the Haven
    435 Via Verona Ave, Ottawa, ON K2J 6J5

  • Richmond Memorial Arena - playgroup in the park for July and August
    6095 Perth St, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0

  • Barrhaven United Church Playgroup - closed for July and August
    3013 Jockvale Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 2W7

  • Chapman Mills Playgroup - closed for July and August
    424 Chapman Mills Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 0M7

For more information on playgroup schedules at each location please consult our

Playgroup Calendar

Have Questions?

Give us a call or send us an e-mail.