Welcome to the Child and Parent Centre – Collie Valley.
Our Centre offers a range of programs and services for families with children aged 0 to 8 years. Everything at our Centre is FREE!
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we run our Collie-Valley Kids playgroups. Playgroups are a great way to have fun playing with your child whilst they learn lots of different things without even realising it. It’s also a great way to find parenting support and to meet other people. Playgroups run from 9.00am to 11.00am.
We have an 8-week Baby Business program that runs each term on Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Each week offers a different fun and healthy activity for parents and babies including Baby Yoga. New mums and dads are encouraged to join in the fun.
Child health nurse appointments are available in our clinic room on Mondays and Tuesdays. A Child Development Senior Social Worker and a Paediatric Physiotherapist are available on Wednesdays, and a Speech Pathologist is available on Thursdays. Please contact our Family Liaison Worker for more information and referrals.
Lego Roadshow is a fun after school program where children are encouraged to build and use their imagination whilst developing their mathematical, logical and problem solving skills. Lego Roadshow visits different schools in the community each term. Please see flyer for latest information.
We have various agencies utilising our offices that are available to access, including Anglicare (financial counselling) and 4Families. If other support services are required, you can always speak to our friendly Family Liaison Worker who may provide the relevant referrals.
Families of children aged 3 to 4 years are welcome to learn more about the HIPPY program. This Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is a two year, home based early childhood learning program that empowers carers as their child’s first teacher and helps children make a successful transition in to school and beyond. A trained tutor meets once a week with HIPPY families and all of the education books and activities are provided for you.
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngers (HIPPY) has teamed up with South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) to deliver a fun new playgroup every second Thursday. Playgroups run from 12.30pm to 2.00pm and a bus may be available for pick up and drop off.
Our Centre continually offers various different parenting programs and workshops throughout the year and a free crèche is provided for the convenience of parents. One of our newest and most exciting programs we have to offer families is the Incredible Years Parent Support program (IY). IY is run every semester and is available to parents and grandparents of children aged 3 to 8 years. We also offer different children’s workshops from nature play programs to cooking workshops in our beautiful kitchen facility. One of the cooking workshops we regularly provide is Dani’s Pop-Up Kitchen, which several lovely home-cooked, wholesome meals are provided for everyone. Keep an eye on our regular fliers to keep up to date with all the latest program/workshop details.
Our new second hand shelves are up and running. Families in need are welcome to take any children’s items they may need such as clothing, shoes, blankets etc. Clothing items to be donated are kindly accepted.
The Child and Parent Centre – Collie Valley is run by not for profit company Investing In Our Youth.
For further information, please telephone 9734 3364, email Carole.English@investinginouryouth.com.au or download our mobile app.