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Community engagement - Hackham West Children's Centre

Community Programs

Our Community Development Coordinator, Bel, is available to support and encourage families to actively participate in all aspects of our centre. We partner with other agencies to plan and organise a range of programs, some have free crèche provided.

We are always open to suggestions from the local community for future programs.

For more information about activities and opportunities for you to be involved:

  • Like our Facebook page
  • See the latest What's On
  • Drop in for a visit
  • Contact Bel on  0438 862 295

Coffee and Chat

A group session to chat with our Family Practitioner 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.

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 the Vintners Walk site.

MyTime

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 for 8 weeks each 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.

 

Conversation Corner

A friendly play and chat session with Bel, our new Community Development Coordinator, in the park. Everyone welcome.

Times

Wednesdays, 9.00am to 10.00am during term.

Cost

No cost.

What to bring

Please wear sunscreen and a hat plus bring a drink bottle containing water.

Additional information

Held next to the Butterfly Garden on Vintners walk.

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 usually run alternative terms. Contact us for dates of next program.

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.

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

This program is usually run alternative terms. Contact us for dates of next program.

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.

Saturday Family Playgroup

All families with a child under 5 are welcome to enjoy our large and well equipped yard alongside other families from the community. New activites weekly and free snack. 

Times

Every Saturday 10.00am to 11.30am including school holidays but check our Facebook page each week to confirm.

Cost

No cost

What to bring

Please wear sunscreen and a hat plus bring a drink bottle containing water.

Additional information

Held at the Vintners Walk site.

 

Other programs

Each term we endeavour to offer a variety of programs to support you, this can include cooking together, art therapy, Kids n Dads group, and other parenting courses. See the latest What's On for our current programs.

Times

Contact us for details.

Cost

No cost.