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for families

We offer a variety of programs and services for familes. Choose a link below to view more about that topic:


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Playgroups and Music groups


At FamilyZone Ingle Farm

Move and Groove
When: Monday 10.00am - 11.00am
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099

Dad's Playgroup
When: Saturday 9:30 - 11:30pm fortnightly
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099

Friday Playgroup
When: Fridays 9:30 - 11:30am
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099


Salisbury Primary School

Playgroup (during school term only)
When: Mondays 9:30 - 11:30am Contact: Danielle
T: 0474 246 241

Cultural Support Groups (during school term only)
When: Various times Contact: Umulbaneen
T: 0447 028 344

Contact: Lal
T: 0431 290 699



At The Salvation Army Ingle Farm

First Steps Playtime (during school terms only)
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Where: Salvation Army Ingle Farm, Cnr of Bridge Rd and Maxwell Rd, Ingle Farm
Contact: Katrina Shepherd
T: 8397 9333

Mainly Music (during school terms only)
When: Monday 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am, Wednesday 10-10:30am
Where: Salvation Army Ingle Farm, Cnr of Bridge Rd and Maxwell Rd, Ingle Farm
Contact: Katrina Shepherd
T: 8397 9333


Para Hills Primary School

Playgroup (during school term only)
When: Tuesday 9 - 11am
Contact: Gabrielle Almassy
T: 0433 944 031


Salisbury West Library

Playgroup (during school term only)
When: Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30am
Contact: Danielle
T: 0474 246 241



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Parenting Groups



Circle of Security Parenting

Mums & Dads with children aged 0-12yrs welcome

When: Fridays 10:00am - 12pm
Where: FamilyZone

Contact: Aaron 8349 6099

Parenting Together

How mums and dads can work together better to raise great children

When: Various times
Where: FamilyZone , 2 Belalie Rd

Contact: Aaron 8349 6099

Parenting Together in a New Land

How mums and dads from other countries can work together better to raise great children

When: Various times
Where: Australian Refugee Association 1 Brown Terrace Salisbury

Contact: Kevser or Dijana Ph 8354 2951


ASD Support Groups

Supporting families with children with ASD

When: Fortnightly Saturdays 1-3pm
Where: Cnr Bridge & Maxwell Rds

Contact: Karen 0417 297 318 or like Inner North ASD Support Group on Facebook




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Parents / Caregivers learning


FamilyZone Parent educator
The parent educator connects with parents with children (0-12 years), providing flexible, informal support and referral. Parents can request sessions on a variety of topics from increasing your child's self esteem to learning new and effective strategies to help better manage self care and challenging behaviours in children. In addition families can access support regarding parent/child relationships, parenting skills and child development activities.

When: Flexible times
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099


TAFE English classes
When: Monday 9am-12:30pm, Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm, Wednesday 9:30am-12:30pm, (during school term only)
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm

To enroll contact: TAFE ELS (English Language Services)
T: 8226 6555


Conversational English
When: Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm, (during school term only)
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm

T: 8226 6555



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Time with others


FamilyZone
view our special FamilyZone Page

FamilyZone is a place where parents with children under 5 will feel at home and be able to meet with other parents who are going through similar experiences, chat & coffee, receiveand give parent support, and with the use of a crèche during some activities. Family Zone

When: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
Contact: Kathlene Wilson, Site Co-ordinator
T: 8349 6099


Home Visiting Service
The Home Visiting Service offers a service to families with children aged 0-12 who may feel iscolated, struggle with maternal depression, like parenting ideas, struggle with mental health issues or who would like general support. The Home Visiting Program also reaches families who are not catered for by the Child and Youth Health extended visiting program.

When: Flexible times
Where: In family’s homes
Contact person: Home Visiting Coordinator
T: 8349 6099


Crafty Mondays
Join our craft group and work on a craft of your own, we provide the materials and the inspiration! Meet other parents while your children play in the crèche.

When: Monday 12.30-2.30pm
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099


Multiple Birth Group
When: Wednesday 9.30-11.30am
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099


Baby Massage
Expessions of Interest

When: Thursday 10:30-12:00pm
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
Contact: T: 8349 6099


The Garden (Fridays)

When: Friday 10-11:30pm
Bookings Essential Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099


Budget support workers
We have friendly budget workers on hand to assist you in confronting your financial difficulties and also develop budget skills to help stabilise their financial situation.

When: Please phone to book in
Where: FamilyZone Ingle Farm, 2 Belalie Rd, Ingle Farm
T: 8349 6099



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The Wellbeing Classroom


Beyond the family context, schools provide the environments where children over five years of age spend most of their time. Children’s ability to cope with the social, emotional and behavioural demands of schooling is thus significantly shaped by their experiences in the home and in the early years of school. Teachers are instrumental in creating classroom environments to support children’s learning and development. Teachers need to understand the difficulties faced by traumatised and chronically stressed children, and what can be done in the learning environment to support them. Assisting children to become aware of their emotional and physical states and to learn strategies to self-regulate when they are feeling stressed or reacting to past traumas, provides pathways to improved social and emotional well-being, and enables effective learning. An evaluation of the Wellbeing Classroom project showed it identified improvements in children’s social relationships, their abilities to identify their own and others’ feelings and school attendance. Reading and spelling development trajectories were maintained, indicating that attention to social and emotional learning at school does not adversely affect children’s academic achievement.

Wellbeing Classroom Website

The Wellbeing Classroom Evaluation Report (pdf) 5.4 MB

Introduction to the Wellbeing Classroom

Wellbeing Classroom Conferences June 4 & 5, 7 & 8, 2018

Where: Various Primary Schools

Contact: James Lenigas
Email: James@smg.asn.au

T:83979333




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Dads


Playgroup for Dads
Come along to our fun play session for Dads with infants and preschool aged children. This is a great opportunity for you and your children to meet and connect with other children and adults. We would love to see you! Bring a piece of fruit to share.

Contact: Aaron Phillips
Email: aphillips@lccare.org.au

T: 8349 6099


Aboriginal Dad’s Yarning

When: Flexible times
Where: To meet at a location that suits

Contact: Robert Taylor
T: 8397 9333
Email: robert.taylor@aus.salvationarmy.org



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Cultural support groups


Burmese Support Group
Activities determined by the needs of the group. May include learning about parenting, allowances, cooking, and sharing skills as well as learning new ones.

When: Wednesdays 12:00 - 2pm (during school term only)
Where: Salisbury Downs Primary School
Contact: Ummulbaneen, Group Facilitator
T 8354 2951


Afgahn Support Group
Activities determined by the needs of the group.

When: Meets weekly
Where: Imam Ali Mosque, 27 Langford St, Pooraka
Contact: Beverley, Women’s Group Facilitator
T: 8354 2951


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Volunteering and
student placements


Interested in supporting parents by volunteering ? Contact Jane 8397 9333




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