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, 2019 course information coming soon
Term 4 Courses offered by The Infants' Home
Infant Massage course

Hosted by The Infants’ Home in association with Prosper Project Australia and the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM).

Infant massage promotes relaxation and bonding for both parent and infant. Parents will be invited to massage their own infant, or a doll can be provided for practice if your infant is sleeping or unhappy during course times. Massage techniques are based on those used by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM).

The course starts Saturday 20 October 2018 and runs until 17 November 2018.

Cost: Free
Child-minding is available at a cost of $5.00 per family per session.
Mindfulness and Postnatal Wellbeing Group

This six week program is designed to support mothers to explore and learn mindfulness practices to manage stress and anxiety. It will benefit mothers who are in the postnatal period up to 24 months, who are experiencing postnatal stress or anxiety of a non-acute nature. The course will provide information and support to mothers in a small group setting.

It starts on Wednesday 24 October 2018 and runs until 28 November 2018.

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

Cost: Free
Child-minding is available at a cost of $5.00 per family per session.
Pilates wellbeing workshop for women

Helping women to embrace the mind–body connection. The benefits of this program can include lower stress levels and increased strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

The course starts on 23 October 2018 and runs until 27 November 2018.

Cost: $40 (non-refundable once the course has started)
Child minding available at $5.00 per child per session.
Keeping Kids in Mind

A five week course for separated parents who are experiencing ongoing conflict.

The course is designed to:

  • Assist parents to see through their children’s eyes the experience of parental separation.
  • Develop greater understanding about how to support children following family separation.
Cost: $10
Child-minding is available at a cost of $5.00 per family per session.
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 in Rhodes from 20 October 2018 to 1 December 2018 (excluding 27 October) on Saturday afternoons.

Cost: Free