Children and Family Centre

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:

  • Individual Family Support for Families - The Children and Family Centre offers family support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander mums, dads and kids. Our skilled support team is made up of family support workers, early childhood educators and a child health worker who work alongside families through one-on-one home visiting, family support, parenting strategies, school advocacy, linking in with community agencies and the wider Wuchopperen community.
  • Playgroup - Playgroup supports families to come together to play, learn, interact and grow with each other, and to meet other families in a fun, safe and relaxed environment.
  • Come Yarn and Craft - A warm welcoming environment for mothers and fathers to do art and craft activities and have a yarn with other parents.
  • Circle of Security - A relationship-based parenting program to help parents understand their child's emotional world and strengthen skills in observing and connecting with their child.
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) - This program aims to help mothers, fathers, family members and carers to understand behavioural and emotional problems in children and how we can help our children to grow emotionally, teach them right from wrong, help them to develop respect, and have strong family relationships.
  • Read and Play – A pre-kindergarten program that focuses on supporting parents and encourages early learning with children by delivery of resources and activities for parents to use in their own homes.
  • Infant Massage - Infant Massage is a 5-week program for families with children aged 0-12 months old. It is about strengthening the relationship between parent and baby and promoting nurturing, touch and communication. Infant Massage helps with healthy growth and development of baby’s body, mind and spirit.
  • Kindy Connect – A program that provides activities and routines to support children to be ready for Kindergarten. 

Bookings for all programs and playgroups are required so please contact us

Other programs which may be of interest include:

  • First Time Mums (Australian Nurse - Family Partnership Program) which supports first time mums from pregnancy until their baby is two years old.
  • 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.)