Families at Barneys

Barneys Kids

Barneys runs a series of kids programs parallel to our 10am Sunday morning service. Barneys Kids gives children to learn about Jesus and grow together in faith, in a fun and safe environment. All children start in the service together with their parent(s) or caregivers, enjoying fellowship together.

Email Jonathan Condie for more information, any questions, or if you’re unsure which program your child should attend.

Pre school

Rockpool (6 months – 2 year olds)

Rockpool is for babies aged 6 months (able to sit up) to 2 years. Rockpool children enjoy free play, songs, and have morning tea together (provided by parents).

Pippies (2 year olds)

Pippies is a special program run for 2 year olds to provide them with a little bit more structure and opportunity to learn simple truths about God through free play, Bible stories and craft. Pippies children share a snack together (provided by parents).

Barniccles (3 year olds)

Barniccles is a pre-school program for children from 3 years old. The children enjoy a variety of activities, including free play, games, Bible stories and craft. The children share morning tea together (provided by parents).

Primary school

Swordfish (Kindergarten – Year 1)

Swordfish is for children in Kindergarten and Year 1. They enjoy large group games, learning about Jesus in both large group and small group settings, craft activities and special projects. Morning tea is shared with the adults after the service.

Narwhals (Year 2 – 3)

Narwhals is for children in Year 2 and 3. Narwhals is a fun and energetic program combining games, craft, and songs. At the same time, Narwhals creates a safe space where children learn together about Jesus through Bible teaching and prayer. Morning tea is shared with the adults after the service.

Barney Army (Year 4 – 5)

Barney Army is for primary-aged children in Year 4 and Year 5. The children are given the opportunity to explore the Christian faith through reading God’s word and studying it together, both in large group and small group settings. They share fun games and a growing sense of Christian community. Morning tea is shared with the adults after the service.

High school

Barneys Before Dark (BBD) (Year 6 – 8)

BBD is for children from Year 6 to Year 8. BBD provides a fun and comfortable space for kids to ask questions and dig deeper into God’s word. Many of these children also attend Barneys Youth on a Friday Night.

Barneys Playgroup picture


St Barnabas Playgroup
Come and meet Jesus, friends and dinosaurs

Tuesdays (during school term):

2016 Terms (subject to change)

Term 1 2016
Tuesday Feb 9th – Tuesday 5th April

Term 2 2016
Tuesday 26th April – Tuesday 28th June

Term 3 2016
Tuesday 19th July – Tuesday 20th September

Term 4 2016
Tuesday 11th October – Tuesday 20th December

Cost: $2 per family

St Barnabas Anglican Church,
Mountain St Entrance,
57-61 Mountain Street, Broadway

Everybody is welcome – you don’t need to be a regular member of Barneys to come along.

We currently have a waitlist for both playgroups. To join the waitlist or for more information email: playgroup@barneys.org.au

FMG (Friday Morning Group)

Friday Morning Group is a place where mums of young children are encouraged through the word of God and each other.

FMG has been running at Barneys for over 20 years. We are not a playgroup and we’re not a traditional bible study group either!

At FMG we aim to be biblical, practical and real. We do this by building friendships, opening God’s word, and sharing advice and encouragement- over good coffee and a delicious morning tea!

We meet at Barneys every Friday from 10am to 12noon during school terms.

A kids program, staffed by paid and volunteer carers, is available for children who are not yet attending school. The cost is $60 per term per family. We do not want financial stresses to stop mums and their kids from coming so please chat with us about options if you’re concerned.

Email Jen Carrick or call on 9211 3496 for more information, or to let us know you’re coming!

Child Protection

Barneys is committed to the safety of children who attend our programs. All Barneys Kids leaders complete Child Protection training through Anglican Youthworks, and all have a current NSW Working With Children Check.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Condie


Jonathan Condie

Jonathan Condie

Youth and kids worker

Phone: 9211 3496
Email: jonathan.condie@barneys.org.au