Networks and Partnerships in Wyndham

 

 

Networks and Partnerships

Network Description Organiser Contact details
Wyndham Child
Family Services Network  - WCFSN Forum
The Wyndham Child and Family Services Network was convened in 2012 to address the growing need for a planned and collaborative approach to the development and delivery of programs for children aged between birth and 12 years.

The aim of the Wyndham Child and Family Services Network Working Groups is to develop and trial innovative ways of working through the sharing of specialised information, skills and knowledge about an
area of common interest.

This group is currently under review

Wyndham
City Council (WCC) - Family Services

WCFSN@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Wyndham Best Start in Life Alliance

Wyndham Best Start in Life Alliance is a collaboration between agencies, which are committed to building a robust early years’ service system to improve the outcomes for the most vulnerable children and families in the City of Wyndham. 

The role of the Alliance

  • Enhance collaboration between agencies;
  • Strengthen the strategic capacity of the Partnership;
  • Assist the Partnership to deliver on the agreed strategic directions;
  • Provide processes for enhancing the connections between Wyndham City Council and the Partnership;
  • Strengthen the links between the Municipal Early Years Plan (MEYP) and the Best Start Partnership;
  • Strengthen the facilitation role of the Best Start Facilitator; and
  • Provide partnership guidance for the Facilitator.

Best Start Program -

Best Start places a strong emphasis on prevention and early intervention, and has a particular focus on children experiencing vulnerability and all Aboriginal children

 Best Start Outcomes -

  • Children engage and participate in early childhood education (ECE) (kindergarten and supported playgroups) 
  • Children and families actively engage with Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services, attending key ages and stages visits

Best Start Facilitator

 

9742 0762 Wyndham.BestStart@wyndham.vic.gov.au

 

Wyndham Best Start Vulnerable Children - Strategic Working Group

Working together to support access & participation for the most vulnerable children in the Wyndham community

Best Start Facilitator

 

9742 0762 Wyndham.BestStart@wyndham.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

   

 

Wyndham Humanitarian Network (WHN)

The Wyndham Community and Education Centre Inc., auspices the Wyndham Humanitarian Network (WHN), a grouping of over forty Federal, State, Local Government, community service providers and community leaders. This network was established in 2006 to provide an integrated settlement service to newly arrived migrants and refugees to Wyndham.

Working groups include:

  • Education
  • Employment and Training
  • Events
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Legal, Housing and Consumer Issue
  • Youth

Wyndham Community & Education Centre

 

9742 4013 For more information:

www.wyndhamcec.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Connections – engaging families in early years and school programs



The pilot worked towards the long-term outcome of all children arriving at school who are
ready to engage.  The project recognised that being ready to engage at school means that children have the social, emotional and learning skills and attitudes that will enable them to benefit from the school environment. Activities and processes implemented throughout the pilot acknowledged that in order for this to occur, a number of things needed to take place before children get to school:

  • Participation in high quality early childhood services.
  • Strong relationships between early childhood services, schools and families to support a smooth transition to school for children and families.
  • Families supporting their children's learning and development

The work developed in this pilot continues, with Wyndham Park Primary School being the lead in chairing and hosting the Community Connections meetings.  For more information email Wyndham.BestStart@wyndham.vic.gov.au