The Children and Family Centre service is located at the Mangrove building at our Manoora facility.
The Centre provides integrated services for early childhood education and care, family and parenting support and child and maternal health.
Children and Family Centre programs include:
Bookings for all programs and playgroups are required so please contact us.
The Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) is a nurse-led home visiting program based on the US Nurse-Family Partnership. The program empowers and informs first-time Indigenous mums or mums whose partner is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and supports them to reach their personal goals and grow strong, healthy families.The ANFPP is a voluntary program designed to support the mother having their first baby from pregnancy up until the child is two years of age, with regular home visits from a Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) and an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Family Partnership Worker (FPW). This relationship-based program incorporates five client centered principles:
· Follow your heart’s desire
· You are the expert in your life
· Focus on strengths
· Focus on solutions
· Only a small change is necessary.
Known locally as the First Time Mum’s Program its aim to improve pregnancy outcomes and child health and development by supporting women to make good health choices and empowering mothers to be the best parent possible. The program also helps parents develop a vision for their own future by planning for future pregnancies and/or continuing their education and finding work.
The program delivers across four key areas:
o Children: HIPPY supports children from disadvantaged communities to be school-ready, improving their skills in key areas including literacy, numeracy, and abstract learning
o Families: HIPPY builds parents’ skills and confidence in their role as their child’s first teacher, allowing them to drive early learning at home
o Training and Employment: HIPPY improves parents’ confidence and job-readiness through our Tutor program which trains and employs HIPPY parents as Tutors
o Community: HIPPY builds families’ connections to local community networks and expands their knowledge of local resources and support services.
Home Interaction for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) which helps get kids school-ready (The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia.)