Parent education events

Education and support courses for parents and carers

Annual parent education and support programs

Providing knowledge and tools to improve parenting skills

Parent education and support programs annually

The Infants’ Home runs a series of twelve 6-8 week parent education and support programs annually to provide parents and carers with knowledge as well as social, emotional and communication tools to improve their parenting skills.

Courses are often run in collaboration with external expert agencies. The courses can help families be more sensitive to their child’s emotions, better understand their needs, and to be calm and more purposeful in their play and interactions with their child.

Courses offered by The Infants' Home

Cool Little Kids - Anxiety Prevention Program
For parents with children aged 3-6 years

This is a six week parenting program taking place every Tuesday 23 July to 27 August

Is your child shy? Do they take a long time to warm up to others? Do they have trouble separating from you? Are they a bit of a worrier? Would you describe your child as fearful or sensitive?

We invite you to enrol in this parenting program which was developed by a team of psychologists at Macquarie University. Cool Little Kids is an early intervention program for anxiety and emotional distress that educates parents about how to help and parent their overly anxious, shy or inhibited young child. The group runs for six sessions and is open to families who care for their children full time.

Facilitators: Eithne Stack (Psychologist, NSW Health) and Dani Frisch (Early Childhood Social Worker, NSW Health)

This course is being run by The Infants’ Home in partnership with Sydney Local Health District

Child minding: $5.00 per family, per session. Available for children aged 9 months to 5 years. You can organise this with the The Infants’ Home upon confirmation.

Please note: You will be contacted by The Infants’ Home to confirm your attendance and ensure this course is suitable for your needs.

Registration available via eventbrite 

Tuning in to Kids - Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
For parents with children aged 3- 9 years

This is a six week parenting program taking place every Wednesday 31 July to 4 September

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Be better at talking with your child
  • Understand your child better
  • Help your child to learn to manage their emotions
  • Help to prevent challenging behaviours in your child .
  • Teach your child to deal with conflict

Then join ‘Tuning in to Kids’ to learn how to help your child develop emotional intelligence.

Facilitators: Melissa Ward (Family Support Worker, Anglicare) and Patricia Clarke (Inner West Family Support, Summer Hill).

This course is being run by The Infants’ Home in partnership with Anglicare

Child minding: $5.00 per family, per session. Available for children aged 9 months to 5 years. You can organise this with the The Infants’ Home upon confirmation.

Registration available via eventbrite

Pilates Wellbeing
A six week wellbeing workshop for women 

Starting 1 August and running every Thursday until 5 September

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Course cost: $40 (total cost for 6 weeks) Child minding available for $5.00 per family, per session (please contact event organiser)

Facilitator: Lilian Sutila

The Pilates Program embraces mind-body connection. The benefits of this program can include lower stress levels, increased strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
Please dress in comfortable clothing.

Registration available via eventbrite