Children and Families Hub

Children and Families Hub
The Hub provides residents with FREE information and referral services. On Fridays during school terms, it provides a place for families to participate in different FREE activities and learning opportunities. Bankstown Children Families Hub canterbury bankstown The Hub provides residents with FREE information and referral services. On Fridays during school terms, it provides a place for families to participate in different FREE activities and learning opportunities. Community

​​Evidence Based Parent Training Programs

 

CBCity Child and Family Development is delivering a variety of FREE online workshops in partnership with local community organisations to help families. Read below to find out how you can register. 

123 Magic and Emotion Coaching

(Please note as this starts on Monday we need you to register by 12pm Friday 8 May so that we can deliver the training material to your home.)

  • Monday 11, 18 and 25 May - 10am-12 :30pm (3 sessions); OR
  • Or Wednesday 17, 24 June and  1 July - 10am-12 :30pm (3 sessions)

Description
This offers effective parenting solutions without arguing, fighting or smacking. Parents are given three strategies to choose from if a child misbehaves, and learn how their own behaviour can influence a child to encourage greater cooperation around the home.

  • Who: Parents with children aged 2-12.
  • Cost: FREE

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Tuning into Kids

Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 May,  3, 10 and 17 June -  7-8 :30pm    (6 sessions)

Description
It coaches parents to help their child to understand and manage their feelings. It helps parents to understand their child's emotions, manage their own emotions and guide their child's behaviour with appropriate limits. When parents learn these parenting skills, their child's behaviour, emotional management and social skills improved.

  • Who: Parents with children aged 3-12.
  • Cost: FREE

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Bring Up Great Kids (BUGK) - The First 1000 Days

Tuesday 2,  9, 16, 23 or 30 June - 11:30am-1:30pm (5 sessions)

Description
The first 1000 days of a child’s life, from conception to age two, is the most important time for rapid growth and development. It is when the foundations that ensure a child’s lifelong wellbeing is laid. The First 1000 Days program supports parents by providing them with strategies to better provide a nurturing and safe environment for children to learn, grow and thrive in. The program explores brain development. It will help you better understand how children grow, what they need and the importance of family relationships. This program will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own childhood and how to improve the way you connect with your child. The program also seeks to build your confidence as a parent, and advocates for those seeking support.

  • Who: Expectant and new parents with children aged birth-2-years-old.
  • Cost: FREE

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The Incredible Years - School Readiness

  • Tuesday 12 and 19 May - 10.30am-12.00pm - (2 sessions); or
  • Monday 22 and 29 June  - 7-8.30pm - (2 sessions)

Description
This program provides parents with the tools to improve a child’s readiness for school. The sessions will focus on how parents can use child-directed play and interactive reading to enhance the emotional, social, academic and problem-solving skills of a child.

  • Who: Parents with preschool aged children.
  • Cost: FREE

To register:

Please note, these training courses are for families only.

If you have any difficulty please contact us so that we can assist you.

For more information email commdev@cbcity.nsw.gov.au or call us on 9707 5585/ 9789 9594.

​What does the Hub do?

The Hub provides residents with FREE information and referral services. On Fridays during school terms, it provides a place for families to participate in different FREE activities and learning opportunities: 

  • Children's activities;
  • Crafts;
  • Story time;
  • Courses;
  • Workshops;
  • Seminars; and ​
  • Group sessions for parents, families, expectant parents, carers and children. 

The Hub is also a service for those wanting to know what's available in the Canterbury Bankstown area, in addition to ensuring that general information and support is also available for any family related enquiries. Plus, it's free!

Keep informed

If you would like to receive information about services and activities for families, please join our electronic mailing list and SMS service. 

ADD ME TO THE CHILDREN AND ​
FAMILIES MAILING LIST
 

 

School holidays

For the health and safety of our community, we have cancelled our school holiday program. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.