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Atfaal Family Playgroup

A group for Muslim families with children under 5 years living in Gungahlin. The group aims to build links with the community and provide access to parenting information and services.
Where Gungahlin
When Tuesday mornings during weeks 2-9 of school term
Who Muslim parents and children under 5 years
How Contact the Centre
Facilitated by Gungahlin Child and Family Centre

Children’s Behaviour and Emotional Wellbeing Clinic

Consultation clinics for parents of children under 8 years to provide information on child development, behaviour, relationships, and strategies to support these concerns.
Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
Who Parents with children under 8 years
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres

Circle of Security relationship-based parenting program

This international and widely researched program provides opportunities to develop and enhance a secure relationship between parents and their children.

Parents will learn how to recognise, understand and meet their children’s emotional needs in order to prevent and manage behavioural and emotional difficulties. This is an 8-week, small group program which uses observation, reflection, practice and discussion.

The group is appropriate for parents of children aged birth to 8 years.
Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
Who Parents with children under 8 years of age
How Call your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres

Cool Kids

A group for primary school children aged 8-12 years, focusing on teaching them better ways to manage anxiety.
Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
When Contact your local centre
Who Children aged 8-12 years
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres at Gungahlin and West Belconnen, Bungee at Tuggeranong

Cool Little Kids

A group for parents of children aged 3-8 years, helping them learn strategies to assist their anxious child.
Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
When Contact your local centre
Who Parents of children aged 3-8 years
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres

GET UP (Group Engaging The Under 25 Parents)

A group for young parents under 25 years where parents can meet new friends, tap into creative skills, play with their child/children, connect with support and find out useful parenting tips.
Where West Belconnen
When Friday mornings during weeks 2-9 of school term
Who Young parents under 25 years
How Contact the Centre
Facilitated by West Belconnen Child and Family Centre and partners

Growing Healthy Families

A program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. It includes a range of services offered in each Child and Family Centre to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
How Contact your local Centre for current programs or more information
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres and partners

Learn, Giggle and Grow

Parents and children have the opportunity to interact and play in a safe and supported environment. The emphasis is on encouraging parents to engage with their children in play, enrich the parent-child relationship and help parents build confidence. Groups run from weeks 2-9 of each school term.
Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
Who Parents and children birth to 5 years
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres and partners

Multicultural Group

A playgroup to assist multicultural families with children from birth to 5 years to settle into the community by providing them with a variety of support services. The playgroup also supports families by nurturing their child’s development through play.
Where Gungahlin and Tuggeranong
Who Parents with children birth to 5 years who are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
How Contact the Centre
Facilitated by The Smith Family, Child and Family Centres and ACT Health

Paint & Play

Join us for some fun in the park! It’s free! Paint and Play is a fun time for kids to paint, do puzzles, meet other kids and play games. Don’t forget to bring your hats, sunscreen and a snack.
Where Various Canberra locations during school terms.
When For contact information and to find out when the next event will be held in your area contact your local Child and Family Centre or visit the Paint and Play webpage.
Who Kids (birth to 5 years) with mums, dads or carers

Parents as Teachers

A monthly home visit program to help parents recognise everyday learning opportunities in their child’s lives. During visits, trained parent educators provide parents with practical information and guidance to help their child develop skills essential for later learning.

Emphasis is placed on developing children’s thinking and curiosity, language, motor and social skills. Support can start later in the prenatal period and may continue until a child reaches 3 years of age.
Where Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
When By appointment
Who Families with a child under 2½ years of age
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres

POPPY (Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young)

A supported group for mums and dads with mental health issues where parents can meet other parents and share experiences while having fun playing with their children.
Where Tuggeranong and West Belconnen
When Tuesday mornings during weeks 2-9 of school term
Who Parents with mental health issues with children birth to 5 years
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by ACT Mental Health, Richmond Fellowship and Child and Family Centres

South Sudanese Group

A group for South Sudanese families with children from birth to 5 years. The group aims to build links with the community and improve access to parenting information and services.
Where West Belconnen
When Wednesday mornings during weeks 2-9 of school term
Who South Sudanese families with children from birth to 5 years
How Contact the Centre
Facilitated by The Smith Family and West Belconnen Child and Family Centre

Tuning into Kids

A parenting program that aims to give parents and carers helpful ways of teaching their child to develop skills for good emotional intelligence. Tuning into Kids teaches parents awareness and regulation of their own and their child’s emotions. It also teaches parents skills in assisting children to verbally label and manage their emotions and to problem solve. The program assists parents to guide children’s behaviour within appropriate limits.

Where Gungahlin and West Belconnen
Who Children aged 3-10 years
How Contact your local Centre
Facilitated by Child and Family Centres and Belconnen Community Services

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