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Community engagement - Hackham West Children's Centre

Family services support

We have 2 family service coordinators available to support your family through a range of life's problems.

Whether you're navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme, worried about finances or any other family concerns, these informal chats can help make things easier and lead to further support.

Times

Monday to Friday. Contact us for availability.

Cost

No cost.

Additional information

Feel free to pop into our centre or the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School for more information.

Circle of security parenting

A program to help you strengthen a positive relationship with your child and understand what children need and when. It will also help you remain calm in times of stress and identify moments where change is possible.

A free creche is available (bookings essential).

Times

This program is run most terms. Contact us for program dates and times.

Cost

No cost.

What to bring

Children in creche need to bring these items:

  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack.

Additional information

Held in the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School.

Coffee and chat

A group session to chat with our family services coordinator and occupational therapist about the successes and challenges of parenting. Children are welcome.

Times

Monday, 9.15am to 11.00am during term.

Cost

No cost.

Additional information

Held at the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School.

Surviving and thriving playgroup

A playgroup for mums and children aged birth to 5 years who are survivors of domestic violence.

This is a program of fun activities with a focus on enjoying healthy experiences together.

Times

Thursdays, 10.00am to 11.00am during term.

Cost

No cost.

Additional information

Held at the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School.

My time

A support group for parents and carers of a child with a disability, developmental delay or chronic health condition.

This program provides carers with time to relax and socialise, sharing ideas with others in similar situations. Enjoy fun activities including massages, manicures, craft and more.

Free creche available (bookings essential).

Times

Tuesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am during term. Contact us for dates.

Cost

No cost.

What to bring

Children in creche need to bring these items:

  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack.

Additional information

Held at the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School.

Grandparents program

A coffee and chat session for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Times

Tuesdays, fortnightly at 12 noon to 2.00pm. Contact us for dates.

Cost

No cost.

Additional information

Held at the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School.

Learning together, sing and move

A music and movement program for families with young children. All children up to school age welcome. We sing, dance, and play musical instruments.

Times

Mondays, 10.00am to 10.45am. Contact us for dates.

Cost

No cost.

Additional information

Held at our centre.

Bringing up great kids

The program helps parents learn important self-care strategies to manage difficult times. Discover the messages behind children’s behaviour. Reflect on how your own upbringing can influence parenting. Support your child to develop a positive sense of themselves.

Free creche available (bookings essential).

Times

Contact us for program dates and times.

Cost

No cost.

What to bring

Children in creche need to bring these items:

  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack.

Additional information

Held at the children's centre unit at Hackham West R-7 School.

Other programs

We offer a variety of other programs to support you, such as cooking together, art therapy, being a dad, bubble babies, and other parenting courses.

Times

Contact us for details.

Cost

No cost.