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.

Term 1 Courses offered by The Infants' Home
Tuning in to Teens

This six week program is designed to help parents and carers to manage your own and your teenager’s emotions in ways that help you to remain close and keep communicating.

It starts on Monday 4 March 2019 and runs until 8 April 2019, and will be held 6.00pm – 8.30pm, at The Infants’ Home.

This course is being facilitated by Clinical Nurse Consultants from Sydney Local Health District.

Course Cost: FREE

Contact Danielle Pretty on 0434 151 772 or email danielle.pretty@health.nsw.gov.au

View the Term 1 Course Calendar here for further details.

Circle of Security

This is a Relationship Based Program for parents of children aged 0 – 8, which aims to help you better understand your child’s needs, and to increase your confidence in your parenting role.

This course will run for 8 weeks, from Monday 11 February 2019 to 1 April , 2019, at The Infants’ Home from 10.00am—12pm

Course cost: FREE, with child-minding available for $5 per family per session for children aged 9 months to 5 years.

This program is run in partnership with Tresillian.

Contact Alicia Olles on 9799 4844 or email aolles@theinfantshome.org.au

View the Term 1 Course Calendar here for further details.

Wellbeing Pilates

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

The course starts on Thursday 7 March 2019 and runs until 11 April 2019.

Cost: $40 (total cost for 6 weeks, non-refundable once the course has started). Child-minding is available at $5 per child per session.

Contact Fiona Lambrou  on 9799 4844 or email flambrou@theinfantshome.org.au

View the Term 1 Course Calendar here for further details.

Circle of Security in Mandarin

This is a free six week parenting program for Mandarin-speaking parents of children aged 0 – 8 years, being run at The Infants’ Home from from Tuesday 5 March to 9 April, in the evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

The course will be facilitated by Wei Li, a Mandarin-speaking, accredited COS facilitator with Child Abuse Prevention Services.

Cost: Free, with free child minding available for children 9 months to 5 years.

View the course flyer here for further details.