Supported Playgroups provide a structured and positive learning environment in which children can socialise, play and learn and are a great way for parents to meet and share their experiences. Every supported playgroup is facilitated by trained early childhood and family support workers. The team can refer and link families to health and community services. We offer professional help and often partner with specialist services to give appropriate support.
Our Family Workers provide a variety of support to families with child/children between the ages of 0 and 8 years so they can build better futures for their children. By conducting comprehensive assessments our Family Workers are able to help families identify their immediate needs and then support them through a case management process.
We also support parents/carers with information and referrals, providing access to support groups and assisting families towards open pathways to other services in the community. Our Family Workers seek to strengthen families links to community through warm referrals where emerging issues can be identified – such as domestic and family violence, child developmental diagnosis, mental illness and homelessness.
We can also provide a home or outreach visiting service for children and family members to provide the best possible support for their children. Families can self-refer, or a professional or family member can make the referral on their behalf. Referrals can be made by contacting the service on 9599 7821.