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

Circle of security
An eight week relationship-based program for parents of children aged 0 to 8 years

Starting 13 February and running every Thursday until 2 April, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at The Infants’ Home.

Would you like to:

  • Better understand your children’s needs?
  • Encourage your children to feel safe and secure?
  • Feel more confident as a parent?

Then we invite you to enrol in this parenting program, which provides support and information in a small group setting.

Facilitator: Joanna Hawthorne

Child minding: $5.00 per child, per session, available for children aged 9 months to 5 years. Child minding is payable in advance, and is non-refundable.

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

To register, contact Alicia Olles on 9799 4844 or email aolles@theinfantshome.org.au

Tuning in to Teens
A six week program for parents and carers of adolescents 12 years and over

Starting 17 February and running every Monday evening until 23 March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Infants’ Home.

For parents with children ages 12 years and over

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 Teens’ to learn how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence.

Facilitators: Danielle Pretty (NSW Health) and Felicity Meehan  (NSW Health).

Child minding: $5.00 per child, per session, available for children aged 9 months to 5 years. Child minding is payable in advance, and is non-refundable.

This course is being run by The Infants’ Home in partnership with NSW Health.

To register, contact Alicia Olles on 9799 4844 or email aolles@theinfantshome.org.au

Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS)
A group parenting program for parents and carers of children aged 18 months to 5 years

Starting 14 February and running every Friday until 27 March, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at The Infants’ Home.

Do you need help with your child’s behaviour? The Parent-Child Research Clinic at UNSW is offering a FREE seven week group parenting program called Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children’s Skills (HOT DOCS) in partnership with The Infants’ Home. The program is evidence-based, structured and supportive.

You will learn to:

  • Understand your child’s development and how children learn
  • Adjust your daily routines to create a more peaceful home
  • Troubleshoot common challenges in parenting young children, including mealtime and bedtime battles, tantrums, and whinging
  • Use proactive strategies to improve challenging behaviours.
  • Feel less stressed and more competent as a parent.

Facilitators: Lauren Beem

Child minding: $5.00 per child, per session, available for children aged 9 months to 5 years. Child minding is payable in advance, and is non-refundable.

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

To register, contact Alicia Olles on 9799 4844 or email aolles@theinfantshome.org.au

 

Yoga Wellbeing Workshop
A six week wellbeing workshop for women 

Starting 2 March and running every Monday until 6 April, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, at The Infants’ Home.

The benefits of yoga include improved flexibility, strength, circulation and increased feelings of calm and wellbeing. Practicing yoga can also lead to a stronger, more toned physique with the added benefit of reduced stress and inner awareness.

Please dress in comfortable clothing.

Facilitator: Lilian Sutila

Course cost: $40.00 (total cost for the six week program, which is non-refundable once the workshops commence).

Child minding: $5.00 per child, per session, available for children aged 9 months to 5 years. Child minding is payable in advance, and is non-refundable.

To register, contact Alicia Olles on 9799 4844 or email aolles@theinfantshome.org.au