Anglicare NT – Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY)
HIPPY is a free home-based parenting and early childhood learning program,which runs over two years,during school terms. It empowers and supports parents as their child’s first teacher,giving children the best chance of a successful early school experience. Families are enrolled in the program the year before their child begins school,usually around 3½ to 4 years of age.
Braitling Neighbourhood Centre
Full-time, part-time and emergency child care are available to assist parents of children 3 months to 5 years old.
Early Education Programs
Provides in-house educational activities, outings and programs for children 3 months to 5 years old.
CatholicCare NT – Alekarenge Family Centre
The Alekarenge Family Centre provides culturally appropriate education and care service. The Centre is dedicated to improving children’s early learning and wellbeing outcomes. The Centre provides support for all families by caring for their children in a safe, supervised environment that supports development and education. We provide education and care for non-school aged children from Ali Curung community. Childcare activities focus on social, emotional and cultural development, as well as creative learning and early communication and language skills.
CatholicCare NT – Parent Education
We know that parenting can be hard and challenging. That’s why we run programs to help you develop skills to raise happy, healthy and resilient children.
Who we help
Our programs help parents and families with babies and children in school.
How we help
We run different types of groups and programs to help parents in different stages of life. They focus on different areas of child development and parenting skills.
Here are some of the programs we run:
Triple P Parenting: This program helps parents manage their children’s behaviour and build strong, positive and healthy relationships.
Tuning into Kids & Tuning into Teens: Tuning into Kids uses emotional coaching to help build emotional intelligence and resilience in children.
Circles of Security: This program helps parents enhance attachment security between them and their children and build a sense of safety and resilience.
Bringing up Great Kids: This program helps parents understand their children’s behaviours.
Central Australian Community Toy Library
Baby Capsule Hire
Baby capsules for transport of infants up to six months of age are available for hire to families.
Social and recreational activities are provided for infants, toddlers and preschool children from 0 to 3 years old and for their parents or carers.
Social and recreational activities are provided for three-year old preschool children.
A family lending library of educational toys and equipment that are fun to play with and assist infants’ and children’s cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Toys and party packs can be hired for special events.
Child Australia has grown from an organisation focused on the inclusion of children with additional needs in early childhood settings to one that delivers an interdependent network of activities designed to achieve the best long-term outcomes for our community’s children. Placing the child at the centre of our support model. Child Australia’s activities include programs that support parents and families as children’s first teachers; the delivery of exemplar services in the education and care of children; professional development and support services to enhance the quality of care in early and middle childhood settings and a crucial role in sector leadership and advocacy.
We work with each child in every family in a community to realise their aspirations for the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of the next generation. Education and opportunity are at the very heart of our approach, which involves working with Traditional Custodians and Elders as they lead the way in implementing the Children’s Ground Platform.
The Children’s Ground Integrated Learning and Wellbeing platform tackles the social, structural and economic determinants and inequities that currently underpin the devastating life experiences of children living in communities of extreme economic poverty. We respond to the multi-level influences on children’s development and life from pre-birth to 25 years.
The service system is designed to create a safe environment for children and families. This is achieved by privileging and respecting the First Language of the individual well as their culture and identity. The culture and identity of a child is fundamental to their learning and wellbeing.
Darwin Toy Library
Darwin Toy Library is a community based organisation located in the Darwin suburb of Marrara, Northern Territory. toy lending service in Marrara. The service offers information on parenting, toys and equipment for parents, carers and community members to promote the learning, development and wellbeing of children in Darwin.
Early Childhood Australia NT Branch
An advocacy group for children up to 8 years old provides a voice for children on any issue relating to them.
Children’s Inclusion Support Services
Provides support, resources and training for child-care services to empower carers with confidence, skills and knowledge in successfully caring for children with special needs.
Children with additional needs may include those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous children, those with disabilities or developmental delay and refugees who have experienced torture or trauma during their refugee experiences.
Katherine Isolated Children’s Service (KICS)
Katherine Isolated Children’s Service is a remote, mobile playgroup. KICS is a not-for-profit, registered charity funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) through the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). KICS travels vast distances to bring the joy of play-based learning to socially and/or geographically isolated children and families living in Indigenous communities and on pastoral stations in the greater Katherine region.