A-Z Services

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

A

  • Affirming Families - Helping Children with Autism
  • Affirming Families is an in-home Positive Behaviour support program for families who have a child with a diagnosis of Autism and display Behaviours of concern. In partnership with families we provide a positive approach that assists families to decrease behaviours whilst increasing their understanding of their child's diagnosis and presenting behaviours. We work with children under 7 who have a recent diagnosis of Autism as part of the federal governments 'Helping Children with AutismProgram'.

  • After Hours Home Visiting Doctors
  • Home visiting doctors

  • Al-Taqwa College
  • Private Primary/ Secondary School

  • Alamanda K-9 College
  • Primary/Secondary Schools Combined

  • Alamanda Kindergarten
  • 4YO Preschool.
    Not-for-profit community based service provider Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) manages and delivers the Kindergarten programs at Alamanda and Tarneit Central Kindergartens, which are co-located on school sites

  • AMES - Werribee Settlement
  • AMES is AustraliaÕs largest provider of humanitarian settlement, education, training and employment services for refugees and newly arrived migrants. We link our services together to create better outcomes for our clients, which helps us achieve our mission of ÒFull participation for all in a cohesive and diverse society.Ó

  • Amiga Montessori Wyndham Vale
  • Our aim is to give every child a happy, stimulating atmosphere. We encourage the children to participate in all activities, to promote their healthy development and growth. Every effort is taken to ensure each child's needs are met.

  • Arndell Park Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).

    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Asylum seeker resource centre
  • Services include case work support, volunttary medical services; meaningful engagement; food parcels; meals; catering and more

  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • A national register that records vaccinations given to children under 7 years of age.

  • Australian Multicultural Community Services
  • Multicultural Support

  • Australian Red Cross
  • We provide support to refugees, asylum seekers, immigration detainees and other people who are vulnerable as a result of migration. We do this through a range of services and programs that protect and uphold the health, dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable migrants. We also work to reconnect family members whose loss of contact is caused by international or internal conflict, war and disaster


B


C

  • Cambridge Primary Combined OSHC
  • Vacation Care/ Out of School Hours Care

  • Cambridge Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Camp Australia - Al-Taqwa College OSHC
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • Camp Australia - Alamanda K-9 College OSHC
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • Carers Victoria
  • Emotional support and counselling
    Research, policy and systemic change
    Opportunities and ideas
    Practical support and respite
    Education and development
    Information and advice

  • Caroline Chisholm Society
  • The Caroline Chisholm Society provides free and confidential help to: •expectant mothers, •sole parents with at least one child under primary school age, and •two parent families with at least one child under primary school age.

    The Caroline Chisholm Society is a professional agency of social and community workers, service support staff and volunteers, who offer pregnancy counselling and support, material aid and family support.  The Society provides services that respond to the needs of families and supports them to achieve and maintain a safe and nurturing environment.  The Society is a non-denominational and non-political charity.

  • Carranballac P-9 College
  • Primary/Secondary Schools Combined

  • Carranballac P-9 College Outside School Hours Care
  • Vacation Care/OSHC

  • Centrelink
  • Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a payment made to families to assist with the cost of childcare. Families using childcare provided by approved childcare services may be eligible to receive CCB. Eligibility to Child Care Benefit is determined by the Family Assistance Office (FAO) and is applicable to the fees payable by the parent or guardian. The Child Care Tax Rebate helps families with the cost of child care. The Child Care Tax Rebate covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child care expenses for approved child care, with a rebate of up to $7,500 (indexed) per child per year, for eligible families.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Services
  • Information, referral and ongoing support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support

  • Child and Family Mental Health
  • Helping families better negotiate the transitions and challenges of family life that can impact on mental health and wellbeing.  It includes:

    Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) – no cost service with a focus on children and young people who are at risk of, or experiencing mental ill-health symptoms through a whole of family approach. Our service is child centred but family focussed.

    Kidztalk – no cost mental health service for children (0-11years) who are at risk of developing or are experiencing mild to moderate emotional or behavioural difficulties.

    Hands on Parenting Education (HOPE) – practical parenting support for families with children 0-5 years

  • Child Care Access Hotline
  • The Child Care Access Hotline provides details about approved child care services and child care vacancies in your local area (*Free call unless from a mobile phone).

  • Child FIRST
  • Western Melbourne Child FIRST (Child and Family Information, Referral and Support Team) can provide information on other services in the local community and is the central intake for Family Services. Child FIRST is a program run by the Department of Human Services which ensures that vulnerable children, young people and their families are linked effectively into relevant services and may be the best way of connecting children, young people and their families to the services they need.

  • Child Protection
  • Meeting the needs of children and making sure they are safe in the family is a shared responsibility between individuals, the family, the community and the government. When adults caring for children do not follow through with their responsibilities, are abusive or exploit their positions of power, then it is the child protection system that becomes responsible for taking action.

    The Victorian Child Protection Service is specifically targeted to those children and young people at risk of harm or where families are unable or unwilling to protect them.

  • child wise
  • Child Wise is one of AustraliaÕs leading not-for-profit child abuse prevention organisations. Through our toll free National Child Abuse Prevention Hotline and our Starting Point Helpline services we offer anonymous professional counsel, advice, and support for survivors, parents, carers, and concerned members of the public.

  • Children and Parenting Support (CaPSS)
  • CaPSS (children and parenting support services) offers a range of FREE creative and practical, evidence-based programs for families in and around the Melton and Wyndam areas. CaPSS aims to strengthen family relationships through supporting parents and carers in their role, through creative and interesting programs in group and individual settings. We recognise that the word family means different things to different people, and we provide judgement-free, adaptive environment for diverse parts of our community We are focus on building the skills with parents and fostering great connection within families through education, communication and interaction.

    Services available to individuals and/or groups

  • Children's Counselling Program
  • Provides counselling and therapeutic groups for children in the western metropolitan region who have experienced family violence. We use child focused therapeutic approaches that include creative arts therapy, music, play therapy and sensory based activities. SPLASh (Safe Place for Laughter, Arts and Sharing) is a therapeutic creative arts group for children aged between 9-12 years who have experienced family violence. Contact Children's Counselling Team to discuss.

  • Choices
  • CHOICES is a Case Management Program for pregnant young mothers and families with pre school aged children.

    CHOICES provides individual outreach in-home support, information and referrals to appropriate community agencies or health care providers.

    The service provides intensive support designed to help develop pre birth education and parenting skills. CHOICES also offers assistance with issues concerning, housing, finance, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, further education, employment, child care, recreation, emotional support and empowerment, and practical support such as transport to appointments. CHOICES aims to assist young parents to link in with community resources and strengthen extended family and friendship networks.

  • cohealth
  • cohealth is one of the largest community health organisations in Australia, servicing a broad area of high-growth communities across Melbourne's northern, western and inner suburbs. Built on the values, reputations and expertise of three respected organisations, cohealth provides quality services across mental health, oral health, family violence, alcohol and other drugs, aged care and medical and integrated health services.


    Paediatric services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: 

    Free paediatric clinics currently running at cohealth - Braybrook on Fridays.

    Both clinics are for children and adolescents aged 0-18 years. Details are below:

    1. A&TSI paediatric clinic – Paediatric appointments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. At this clinic, children will see:
      • Paediatrician, Dr Merryn Redenbach
      • Aboriginal Health Worker, Luke Sultan
    2. Koolin Balit Children’s Clinic – Multidisciplinary assessment clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in Out of Home Care. At this clinic, children will see:
      • Paediatrician, Dr Merryn Redenbach
      • Speech Pathologist, Jessica Boyce
      • Counsellor/Psychologist, Leo Sexton
      • Aboriginal Health Worker, Luke Sultan

     Please note that a GP referral is required for both clinics, this can be made through the cohealth GP services in Footscray if necessary (For more information contact 9334 6699)

  • College Rd Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Complex Case Support
  • The Complex Case Support (CCS) Programme delivers specialised and intensive case management services to humanitarian entrants with exceptional needs. The programme provides flexible and tailored responses to meet the individual needs of each case. CCS is specifically targeted at supporting clients whose needs extend beyond the scope of other settlement services, such as the Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) programme and the Settlement Grants Programme (SGP). CCS is designed to work in partnership with settlement and mainstream services to address barriers these clients face in settling in Australia. CCS services are delivered by a number of professional organisations across Australia.

  • Corpus Christi School
  • Catholic Primary School


D

  • Day Outings
  • Social outings for groups of individuals, carers and/or families affected by mental illness

  • Department of Education & Training
  • The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support, services and resources for all Victorians, from birth through to adulthood.

  • Department of Immigration & Citizenship
  • Multicultural Support

  • Derrimut Road Health Clinic
  • General Practice

  • DJL Counselling & Mediation Consultancy
  • Provides a range of services that includes: - Seminars, workshops and support groups in various topics (http://www.djlcounselling.com/workshops-amp-seminars/) - Individual (child, adolescent and adult), couple, group and family counselling - Specialist services (genetic counselling and weight management counselling) - Corporate counselling services 

  • Dr Anita D'Aprano - Paediatircian
  • Free clinic for Aborigal and torres Strait Islander Children Family appointments available for: - General health and wellbeing - Learning difficulties - Social and emaotional wellbeing - Developmental concerns

  • Dr Charles Prouse Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Dr Kevin Dunne Paediatrician
  • Specialist

  • Dr Paul Brooks Melbourne Paediatric Cardiology Consultant Paediatrician
  • Consultant Paediatrician

  • Dr Rachel Madhwan Wyndham Kids Consultant Paediatrician
  • Dr Madhwan is a Paediatrican with over 10 years of paediatric experience specialising in newborn care and General Paedatrics. She trained as a Paediatrican in Melbourne predominantly at the Royal ChildrenÕs Hospital and completed components of her training in both Adelaide and Tasmania. Rachel lives locally and is currently establishing paediatric practice in Wyndham with an interest in providing holistic care to children of all ages from birth to adolescence. Whilst Rachel enjoys the challenges of General Paediatrics she is also completing Dual training in Perinatology/Neonatology. She has a young family of her own.

  • Dr Raj Khillan General Paediatrics
  • Dr Raj Khillan is a Consultant Pediatrician with a special interest in Neonatology Tongue Tie snipping Baby feeding and sleeping issues Unsettled babies Behavioral pediatrics Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and ADHD assessments and treatment Growth & development issues Continence problems-Constipation & Enuresis Eczema and other allergies Acute pediatrics General Child and adolescent health

  • Dr Victoria Greenwood Wyndham Private Consultant Paediatrician
  • Dr Victoria Greenwood is a General Paediatrician who trained in both Melbourne and Darwin. She worked at the Royal ChildrenÕs Hospital for many years, including rotations to Royal WomenÕs hospital (neonates), Monash Medical Centre, Sunshine Hospital and the Northern Hospital. She provides comprehensive care for paediatric patients and their families. Dr Greenwood is a mother of two young children who has found the experience rewarding and has improved empathy for her patients and their families

  • Dr. Nigel Crawford, Dr. Kevin Dunne, Dr. Shobha Iyer Dr. James McLellan
  • Paediatricians


E

  • Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) support children with a disability or developmental delay from birth to school entry and their families. ECIS provides special education, therapy, counselling, service planning and coordination, assistance and support to access services such as kindergarten and child care.

  • Early Learning Centre Werribee
  • Provides nappies, breakfast until 8am, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & late snack @ 6pm

  • edumazing
  • Wellbing & Education


F

  • Family Consultations
  • Service entry point for families affected by mental illness, aiming to link the family with support services specific to their needs.

  • Family Day Care Australia
  • Family Day Care(FDC) is Home Base Child Care offered in private homes throughout the Municipality. Ideal service for shift workers as FDC can offer care out of hours.

    Due to the increasing number of new Family Day Care providers operating in Wyndham, we have provided contact information for the regulatory organisation that lists all the Family Day Care providers on their website, to ensure up to date information is provided.

    Family Day Care Australia's website contains a search facility for searching for all providers in an area based on post code.

  • Family Dispute Resolution and Supporting Children through Counselling
  • Family Dispute Resolution
    Mediation is a guided negotiation between people in conflict.

    For couples and families going through a separation, mediation is sometimes called Family Dispute Resolution.

    Mediation is a process that is professional, compassionate and skilled practitioner helping people in conflict explore their options and reach an agreement.

    Mediation is confidential and designed to provide better outcomes for all concerned.

    Councselling
    Counselling is a process of assistance and guidance to resolve personal and interpersonal difficulties and conflicts.

    Counselling for children involves talking to a professional, compassionate and skilled practitioner who understands how children communicate, the difficulties children face and how best to resolve them.

    Counselling is judgement-free, confidential and tailored

  • Family Holiday Funding
  • Financial assistance for family holidays for families affected by mental illness.

  • Family Services
  •  

    Family Services offer:

    • Support with parenting and family relationships.

    • Support to promote the safety, stability and development of children.

    • Assistance with children’s behaviour, stress management and managing depression.

    • Practical support.

    • Emotional support.

    • Information, advocacy, and connecting families with a range of community resources.

    • In home support.

    • Group work.

  • Featherbrook Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Financial Counselling
  • Financial counselling is a professional assisting someone who is having financial problems to resolve their financial issues. Qualified counsellors provide information, support and advocacy on your behalf, if required.

  • Financial Counselling Program
  • Financial Counselling Can:

    • Explain options available when people cannot  pay their bills
    • Give information about government forms or other assistance that may be available
    • Advocate to negotiate payment of debts to creditors
    • Assist in planning budgets and managing debts
    • Provide information on bankruptcy
    • Provide information on your rights with creditors.
    • Referring to other specialist services that may be able to help
    • Refer to microfinance providers for interest free or low interest loans


G


H

  • Hampstead Drive Medical Centre
  • General Practice and Sexual Health Nurse

  • Healthdirect Australia
  • 24/7 health advice line staffed by registered nurses to provide expert health advice

  • Heathdale Christian College
  • Christian Primary/ Secondary school

  • Heathdale Christian College Early Learning Centre
  • Preschools

  • Heathdale Christian College OSHC Lumen Christi Catholic School OSHC St Clare's Catholic Primary School Truganina OSHC St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School Tarneit OSHC Stella Maris Catholic Primary School OSHC Truganina P-9 College OSHC Baden Pow
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • Heathdale Christian College Out of School Hours Program
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • Heathdale Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Hoppers Lane General Practice
  • Bulk Billing Medical Centre

  • Hopscotch & Harmony
  • Provides counselling and assessment for children, teens and adults. We have a team of skilled and experienced psychologists to support emotional, behavioural, social and learning difficulties.


I

  • Integrated OT
  • Integrated OT is a consulting and therapy service that is focused on providing timely and collaborative Occupational Therapy which is personalised and meaningful to the individuals involved. We are committed to building strong therapeutic relationships with clients and ensuring communication is transparent at all times. Integrated OT can see children at the clinic or in the community (home/childcare/kinder/school etc), ensuring that goals are specific to the individual. For every client, we complete a detailed intake process and review throughout to ensure that there is a suitable match between client and therapist to help in working towards joint therapy goals. We provide both clinic based and mobile occupational therapy services. Please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

  • IPC Health
  • Not all services available at both sites, clarify site when you ring. Adult services also available such as Alcohol and Other Drugs counselling, Problem Gambling counselling, Financial Counselling, Allied Health services.

  • Iramoo Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Iramoo Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Islamic College of Melbourne
  • Private Primary School


J

  • Jamieson Way Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Julia Gillard Library - Tarneit
  • Provides are range of books and resources for all ages. View the libraries website for more information. www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries


K

  • Karobran Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Kids helpline
  • 24/7 counselling for kids

  • Koorie Kids Playgroups
  • Koorie Kids Playgroup is a great place for Children and their Mums, Dads and Carers to: ¥ Gather with other Koorie families ¥ Make new friends ¥ Hear stories ¥ Participate in arts, crafts and dance ¥ Play with other Koorie Kids ¥ Express creativity ¥ Learn about culture Koorie Kids Playgroup will provide a healthy snack each session Come along and get to know other Aboriginal families in your community.


L

  • Learning for Life
  • Scholarships for school students in financial hardship

  • Lifeworks
  • LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote healthy, respectful and fulfilling relationships within the Victorian community. We provide a range of affordable relationship services including individual counselling, relationship counselling, family therapy, relationship education programs, family dispute resolution and mediation.

  • Little Buddies Toy Library
  • Toy Library

  • Little Ducklings Playgroup
  • Is a playgroup for families with children aged 0-5 years.  This is a great opportunity to meet new people and allow children to play in a fun and welcoming environment.

  • Little River Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Little River Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Little River Primary School Out of School Hours Service
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • Long Day Care and Kindergarten
  • Long day care and funded kindergarten

  • Long day care centre
  • Long day education and care service.

  • LOOKOUT Centre
  • LOOKOUT Centres are designed to boost the capacity of schools, child protection and out of home care services to improve educational outcomes for children and young people living in out of home care. We do so through professional development with staff and carers, expert advice to schools to support individual students, challenging enrolment decisions that aren't in a student's best interests and facilitating opportunities for students to participate fully in school life. The Centre's team are based across the Department's Footscray, Geelong and Ballarat offices. Including expertise in education, social work, psychology and data analysis, we work as part of a multi-disciplinary service response, building on the expertise and professional practice within schools, the community sector, across the Department and with Department of Health and Human Services. LOOKOUT Centre staff are here to provide advice and support to school staff, child protection workers, community service organisations and carers in all aspects of a student’s education. Staff reinforce the fundamental importance of education for children and young people in out of home care - pushing everyone, including the students, to hold high expectations of what our children and young people can achieve through education and to do everything possible to realise those expectations.

  • Lumen Christi School
  • Catholic Primary School


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  • Manor Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Manor Lakes P-12 College
  • Primary/Secondary/Special School Combined

  • Manorvale Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Manorvale Primary School Combined OSHC - Camp Australia
  • Vacation Care/Out of School Hours Care

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • M&CH services offer professional advice for parents of children from birth to school age. Services include: 

    • Consultations
    • Support with parenting issues
    • Specialist home visiting
    • Regular health & development checks for children
    • Groups for first time parents 
    • Information about other community & family services
    • Referrals to other professionals

  • Maternal and Child Health Drop in Breast Feeding Service
  • Wyndham City's Maternal and Child Health Service is offering free breastfeeding support. The drop-in centre is staffed by experienced MCH Nurses/Lactation consultants who will be there to assist and support mums in feeding their babies.

  • Maternal and Child Health Hotline
  • The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Line is a 24 hour, 7 day a week statewide telephone service available to Victorian families with children from birth to school age. The service functions as an adjunct of the universal Maternal and Child Health Service and is fully funded by the Victorian Government.

  • Medical Centre 291
  • General Practice

  • Mercy Health Werribee Mercy Hospital (WMH)
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital is a community hospital providing surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care services in the south west region of Melbourne. The hospital also provides a range of home-based support services including Hospital in the Home and Midwifery in the Home.

    The Catherine McCauley Centre offers subacute care to the Wyndham and surrounding regions. It includes the Continuing Care Centre, combining the Community Rehabilitation Centre, Complex Care Program, Residential In-Reach and two subacute ambulatory specialist clinics, Falls and Balance and Continence. It also offers 30 geriatric evaluation and management and rehabilitation inpatient beds and therapy spaces.   

    Antenatal Shared care with GP’s is where a woman’s antenatal care is provided by both the hospital and a credentialed affiliate (General Practitioner or Obstetrician) in the community and the birth and immediate postnatal care is managed by the hospital. Some women prefer this model as it provides greater flexibility for appointment times, ease of access to a potentially known local practitioner and greater continuity of care. Shared care is only appropriate for women who have uncomplicated pregnancies.

    Other services available at the hospital include

    Lactation consultants available Monday – Saturday 0800-1630. Service only available to women who birth at WMH or have babies admitted to special care nursery.

    Mental health assessment is available via emergency department – 1300 657 259

    More information is available on mercy website www.mercy.com.au

  • MiHub
  • Multicultural Support

  • Mossfiel Children's Centre
  • Long Day Care with funded kinder

  • Mossfiel Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Mossfiel Primary Combined OSHC
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • Mossfiel Primary School
  • Primary School


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  • New Hope Foundation Werribee Refugee Resource Centre
  • The New Hope Foundation (NHF) has been providing settlement, welfare, advocacy and individual support and referral services for migrants, refugees and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients since 1981

  • Noah's Ark
  • Noah's Ark are committed to working with families and the community to build better futures for children with disabilities and additional needs. NoahÕs Ark employs staff who are highly qualified and experienced therapists and teachers from a range of backgrounds including occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapist, psychologists, social workers and special education trained teachers. Staff work in a team made up of people from different disciplines who share their knowledge and experience in working with children. One team member works directly with a family. We call this role the Key Worker.

  • NOSH (Nutrition Outreach Support and Health)
  • The Nutrition Outreach Support and Health program visits locations throughout the Wyndham municipality providing material aid, advice, support, and referral pathways to young people aged 12 and 25. The purpose of NOSH is to provide mobile outreach with individualized and targeted strategies to assist young people who may be experiencing social barriers.

    Our NOSH van, staff and volunteers visit multiple locations throughout Wyndham each week including community centers, school groups, skate parks, the Youth Resource Centre and public spaces.

  • Nurse-on-call
  • 24/7 general health advice and information


O

  • Occasional Child Care
  • Occasional Care provides short periods of care for parent who may need to   attend appointments, shop or study.

  • Our Lady of the Southern Cross
  • Catholic Primary School

  • Oz Child
  • OzChild often works with children who are in the 'too hard' basket in the belief that every young person deserves the chance to shine. Our approach is comprehensive; where we can provide multiple services to address the often numerous issues in the lives of children and their families. Our programs range from foster care for children aged 0 Ð 18 who can no longer live with their natural parents; services for children with disabilities; health and welfare support such as counselling in schools and for families experiencing difficulties; respite for families whose children often have complex needs; education, scholarships, mentorship and development programs for disengaged and underprivileged youth.


P

  • Parentline
  • Support, counselling and education for parents

  • Penrose Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school

  • Personal Development Funding
  • Financial assistance for personal development opportunities for individuals, carers or families affected by mental illness. This may include things such as gym memberships, personal projects or training. (Please note that MIND Australia also offers individual scholarships. Contact MIND Australia directly for more details.)

  • Physiotherapy service for paediatrics/children
  • We are now offering Treatment for Paediatrics/children. Physiotherapy for paediatrics offers a range of assessment, treatment and programs to children aged from the new-born to the young adult. From the initial assessment, the physiotherapist will advise the most appropriate management plan for the child’s needs.

  • Playgroup Support Officer
  • Playgroups are for parents and carers of children aged 0 to 6 years. They offer a relaxed social atmosphere for adults while providing a range of activities for children. For specific information on how to access a playgroup; or assistance in setting up a new Playgroup please contact the Playgroup Support Officer

  • Playgroups Victoria
  • Playgroup Victoria is an incorporated association committed to helping all Victorian families discover the benefits of playgroup and is a not for profit organisation funded by membership, fundraising and government grants.

  • Plaza Library
  • Library

  • Point Cook CLC Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Point Cook Early Learning/OSHC/Community Hub
  • Our centre provides an Early Learning Centre for children aged 6 weeks until 6 years in addition to before school care, after school care and school holiday programs. We are situated on the grounds of the Point Cook P-9 College so can offer your family a smooth transition from early learning through to school where we will continue to care and educate them in our out of school hours programs. We've introduced a seamless online enrolment process for all programs that will allow families to enrol, make permanent and casual bookings in the comfort of their home. We also have a Community Room available for booking during the day, evenings and weekends. Please contact the centre for more details

  • Point Cook Library
  • Library

  • Point Cook Prep - Year 9 College
  • Primary/Secondary Schools Combined

  • Point Cook World of Learning
  • We offer exceptional standard of quality assured child care to parents with children aged six weeks to six years of age. The centre is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm and boasts a number of services and facilities including: nutritious meals for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks, Modern air-conditioned building with free underground parking and lift access. High security swipe card system for access Outdoor area with sun protection built with high quality non slip and fall soft surfaces. State of the art kitchen facilities, dedicated bathrooms, nappy changing facilities and calm rest areas for all age groups.

  • Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline
  • Information and counselling for women, their partners and families relating to issues of conception, pregnancy, birthing and post natal care

  • Preschool Field Officer Service
  • The Preschool Field Officer Service (PSFO) is an advisory role that assists children with additional needs and their families to access and participate in Victorian- state funded Kindergartens in the Wyndham Municipality. The service is designed to assist children attending a State-funded Kindergarten program who have: ¥ Additional needs such as: communication difficulties; anxiety, physical impairment or any issue or behaviour that may impact on the childÕs ability to fully participate in the kindergarten program. ¥ Challenging behaviours ¥ A diagnosed disability ¥ Social and emotional difficulties *Please note that children who are receiving Early Intervention services cannot simultaneously access the PSFO Service.


Q


R

  • Riverdene Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.


S

  • Saltwater Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • School Holiday Program
  • School Holiday Program offers a range of supervised, age appropriate activities, craft, cooking, music, technology and sometimes a movie, the children might also have the opportunity to participate in an incursion or even go out on an excursion.  In the School Holidays Program the emphasis is always on having fun in a relaxed and safe environment.

  • SchoolMate
  • Want to find out more about what your child is learning at school in each subject at each year level?

    Need practical tips about what you can do at home to help support your child’s education?

    SchoolMate is an essential App for parents of school-aged children in Victoria, Australia.

    Produced by Victoria’s Department of Education and Training, SchoolMate will provide you with a roadmap to help aid your child’s learning at home and at school.

  • South West Vacation Care
  • Child Care

  • Sparrow Early Learning Tarneit
  • Sparrow Early Learning is a professional, early education provider offering exceptional early childhood education and care. Sparrow Educators are committed to providing quality programs for the children within their care. Each child has a unique right to be respected, loved and nurtured.  We acknowledge and value each child’s individual needs to cultivate a unique love of learning and participate in a happy early childhood program.

  • St Andrew's School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • St Andrews - Werribee Combined OSHC - Camp Australia
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • St Clare's Catholic School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • St James The Apostle Primary School After School Care - Hoppers Crossing
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • St James the Apostle School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • St John the Apostle Catholic Primary School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • St Mary of the Cross
  • Catholic Primary School

  • St Mary of the Cross OSHClub
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • St Peter Apostle Outside School Hours Care
  • Out of School Hours Care

  • St Peter Apostle School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
  • Catholic Primary School

  • Stepping Up
  • Therapeutic and community based service for clients with complex needs

  • Street Outreach Program
  • The Street Outreach Program works with young people (aged 12-25) experiencing personal challenges to support them to access local services. Our aim is to reconnect young people to their local community in a positive way and to prevent them from cycling in and out of homelessness as they enter adulthood. Our Street Outreach program works with young people who require case management support around housing, involvement in youth justice or out of home care systems, alcohol and other drugs, family violence, mental health, general health, legal issues, young parenting, resettlement and community connectedness.


T

  • Talk the Walk Speech Pathology
  • Provides Speech pathology services for children-adolescents in areas of speech and language FaCHSIA, Better Start & Medicare provider School Readiness Group programs

  • Tarneit Central Kindergarten
  • At Tarneit Central Kindergarten we operate a state funded kindergarten program. We are fortunate to be located on school site with Tarneit P-9 College as we are able to better support child and family transitions and are better connected to school staff and their networks to other schools.

  • Tarneit Family Medical & Dental Centre
  • Medical consultations

  • Tarneit Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Tarneit P-9 College
  • Primary/Secondary Schools Combined

  • Tarneit P-9 College OSHC
  • Vacation Care/Out of School Hours Care

  • Tarneit World of Learning
  • Tarneit World of Learning is a centre filled with charm that will ensure your children play and learn in a relaxed but stimulating environment. We provide care and education for children from birth to six years and are open from 6:00am to 6.00pm with all meals and nappies provided for your convenience. Our Educators and staff are the heart of our business, they are the front line offering care and quality education. Ongoing professional development is a priority in our service and we place immense value in ensuring our education team stay ahead of the developing policies in the early learning landscape.

  • The Gathering Place
  • Aboriginal Services

  • The Grange Community Centre Outside School Hours Care
  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) offers a range of supervised, age appropriate activities that encourage your child/ren to interact with their friends.. Breakfast is provided during before school care and afternoon tea is provided at after school care.

  • The Grange Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • The Grange P-12 College
  • Primary/Secondary Schools Combined

  • Thomas Chirnside Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Thomas Chirnside Primary Outside School Hours Care
  • Vacation Care/ Out of School Hours Care

  • Thomas Chirnside Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)
  • Multicultural Support

  • Triple P Positive Parenting Program
  • As a parent of a young child you may wish to prepare yourself with skills to manage difficult behaviours that may arise with your child in the future. Or maybe you are already experiencing a number of difficult behaviours of your son or daughter. The Positive Parenting Program can help parents to develop strategies to deal with these situations. The program aims to teach parents strategies such as: ¥ Praise, ¥ positive attention and ¥ engaging activities to encourage positive behaviours in children. As well as strategies such as: ¥ Planned ignoring, ¥ quiet time / time out and ¥ ground rules to manage difficult behaviours displayed by children. Courses will occur throughout the year so please ring to register.

  • Truganina P-9 College
  • Primary School

  • Truganina South Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Tweddle Child & Family Health Service
  • Tweddle is an early intervention and prevention parenting service with a priority on providing assistance to families facing multiple challenges and in urgent need of support and where there is distress and disruption in the child-parent relationship. As a result of our work parents acquire parenting skills and confidence, enhanced attachment, improved health outcomes and better connections with community. Tweddle provide:

    • Parenting Programs,
    • Infant & Perinatal Psychology
    • MyTime - Peer support for parents of children with a disability,
    • In Home Parenting Service
    • Relationship Education and Counselling



U

  • Uniting care Werribee Support and Housing
  • UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing offers housing support services to people who live in, or are connected to, the municipality of Wyndham. Our housing support services focus on prevention and early intervention.


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  • VACCA
  • The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) - services provided:

    • Early years and family support programs
    • Support for your family – immediate or long term to help Koorie Families raise strong Koorie kids
    • Cultural events and activities
    • Community parenting programs – Our Koorie FACES program will give you the skills to be an even deadlier parent!
    • Care for our kids in kinship care and foster care
    • Provide Training to mainstream organisations who operate out of the west
    • Emergency Relief and a referral service that links families to services
    • Lakidjeka ACSASS – providing cultural advice to Child Protection on the best ways of keeping our Boorai safe
    • Link Up Service – Which assists people over the age of eighteen, who were adopted, placed in foster care, institutionalized or forcibly removed,
    • to trace and be reunited with their families.

  • Victorian Co-operative on Children's services for Ethnic Groups(VICSEG)
  • VICSEG New Futures is a not for profit, community organisation incorporating the Victorian Cooperative on Children's Services for Ethnic Groups (VICSEG Programs for Families, Children & Young People) and New Futures Training. Together VICSEG Programs for Families, Children & Young People and New Futures Training provide support and training to newly arrived and recently settled migrant communities throughout the northern and western Melbourne regions. VICSEG New Futures' commitment to providing "Opportunities for Diverse Communities" is practised throughout every one of our range of programs. For over thirty years the Victorian Cooperative on Children's Services for Ethnic Groups has been a pioneer of innovative and culturally responsive programs to address the migrant settlement needs of young people and their families. At VICSEG New Futures, as our combined name illustrates, collaboration and partnerships are at the heart of how we do things.

  • Vista Way Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.


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  • Warringa Park School
  • Special school

  • Werribee Campus Children's Centre
  • Long day care

  • Werribee Library
  • Library

  • Werribee Pre School Inc Montessori Western Metro Education Centre
  • Preschools

  • Werribee Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Werribee West Family Centre
  • Long Day Care with funded kinder

  • Westbourne Grammar School
  • Private Primary/ Secondary School

  • Western Autistic School (Laverton Campus)
  • Special school

  • Western Children's Health Centre
  • General Paediatric concerns Behavioural Paediatrics Growth and Weight Issues Feeding Difficulties Unsettled and Irritable Babies Ear, Nose and Throat Problems Asthma Cranio facial / Plagiocephaly Speech Pathology Learning Difficulties Constipation and Wetting Developmental Paediatrics (inc. Autism Specrum Disorders, Aspergers Syndrome) Eczema and skin problems Hearing assessments Counselling Nutritional Advice

  • Western Children's Health centre
  • Provides General Paediatrics Behavioural Paediatrics (ADHD, Autism) Paediatric ENT Speech Pathology Paediatric Psychology Paediatric Audiology Group Therapy for Pre-School Groups & School Age Groups

  • Western Melbourne Child & Family Services Alliance
  • The Western Melbourne Child and Family Services Alliance (the Alliance) is a partnership involving 10 Department of Human Services (DHS) funded organisations in the municipalities of Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley, and Melbourne to provide Integrated Family Services. The Alliance also includes a number of non DHS funded Family Services organisations including Wyndham Council and HobsonÕs Bay Council. The DHS funded organisations that form the Western Melbourne Child and Family Services Alliance include Anglicare Victoria; Baptcare Family Services; Caroline Chisholm Society; Catholic Care Family Services; ISIS Primary Care; MacKillop Family Services; Melbourne City Council; Moonee Valley City Council; cohealth; Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA). The Alliance agencies work in collaboration with the DHS Child Protection and Agency Connections Teams to ensure that the needs of vulnerable children, young people, and families are addressed.

  • Western Region Accomodation Program (WRAP)
  • Short term, crisis, supported accommodation for parents and carers with accompanying children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and assistance with finding suitable, stable, long term housing and support

  • Western Region Parenting Service
  • MacKillop Family Services, a Catholic community agency, exists to support, foster hope, and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse. Western Region Parenting Service offers a range of group education, information and intervention programs to parents. These programs give families the opportunity to take part in relevant, local parenting programs that focus on key transition points in the lives of children and their families. For further information and enrolment details for any of the programs below please call (03) 9680 8444 or email RegionalParentingService@mackillop.org.au. Download the lastest version of Time Out - our parenting program and supported playgroup directory.

  • Westgrove Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Wilmington Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Woodville Park Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Woodville Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Wyndham City Council Immunisation
  • Immunisation is available either through your local doctor or through Wyndham City's immunisation program. For information regarding Wyndham City's immunisation program, including, dates and times please contact the number listedor by visiting Council's website.

    Victorian legislation requires that children have an immunisation certificate (statement) before entering school. Once your child has received their 4-year-old immunisations and are 'fully immunised' you will receive a statement in the post from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), which is for school enrolment.

    If for some reason your child's immunisation records are incomplete, missing, or your child has never been vaccinated, contact Wyndham's Immunisation Service and we will assist you in obtaining a school entry immunisation certificate. For new parents, you will receive a 'New Baby Immunisation Pack' from your Maternal & Child Health Nurse. Information in the pack will assist any parent with queries they have regarding immunisation for their child.

  • Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • Wyndham CEC offers a range of programs and services that include:

    Casework and Settlement Services - Our services include the provision of settlement related information, advice, advocacy and referral services to individuals and families during their early settlement in Australia. We also provide information on ‘Working in Australia’, make employment referrals and work with employers and employment agencies to create employment opportunities for new arrivals.

    Community Coordination and Development -  actively works on achieving positive outcomes in regards to key settlement issues for refugees & new and emerging communities through educational, social, recreational and information programmes.  We provide assistance to newly arrived clients to make social connections and enhance their economic and personal wellbeing.

    Wyndham CEC Settlement Youth Services -  aim to provide support, mentoring and advocacy for eligible young people, to engage and develop their leadership skills and to assist them to settle and actively participate in Australian society. Wyndham CEC engages young people through youth specific workshops, camps and sporting activities and supports young people to become involved in mainstream activities and to be active members of the WHN’s Youth Working Group.

  • Wyndham Health Care
  • General Practice

  • Wyndham Park Primary School
  • Primary School

  • Wyndham Twins Plus Inc.
  • Wyndham Twins Plus is a volunteer run, not-for-profit community association that provides members with support from other member families. Our goals are to provide a means of communication for sharing information around the issues relating to raising multiple birth children and to provide regular social meetings and functions for our members. Wyndham Twins Plus is proudly affiliated with the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) and AMBA Vic

  • Wyndham Vale Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • Wyndham Vale Library
  • Library

  • Wyndham Vale Primary School
  • Primary School


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  • Yarra Community housing
  • Our vision is for a world where every person has access to a safe, secure and affordable home; a world where human rights are upheld, and all people are welcomed and diversity is celebrated; a world where every person has a real opportunity to live out their hopes and dreams - regardless of income or disability; a world where the focus of society and governments is on the health and happiness of the whole person; a sustainable world that can support the hopes and dreams of future generations.

  • Yerambooee Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten is a fun, play-based environment that encourages learning through experimenting, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

    • independence and self-confidence;
    • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way;
    • self-awareness and respect for others;
    • emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others;
    • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
    • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age;
    • ability to make new friends;
    • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

    Kindergarten programs are planned and implemented by a trained Early Childhood teacher, with the support of qualified co-workers.  The centre-based Kindergarten program aims to extend the child’s development and education, using routines and play-based experiences appropriate for children’s unique and holistic development.

    The curriculum content is developed using the interests and developmental needs of each child as its prime focus. The curriculum is guided by the approved Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and the National Quality Framework to achieve the five key learning outcomes of:

    • children have a strong sense of identity;
    • children are connected with and contribute to their world (community);
    • children have a strong sense of wellbeing;
    • children are confident and involved learners (learning);
    • children are effective communicators (communication).
    The outcomes provide a shared language for all early childhood professionals and families to use when planning for children’s learning and development, which allows for continuity when your child transitions from Kindergarten to school.

  • YMCA Truganina South Early Learning Centre & OSHC Program
  • YMCA Truganina South is a childcare centre that operates as an 84 place ELC and 81 place OSHC per day.Our programs extend to Vacation Care where families and children from any school are welcomed warmly.We provide our families, children and community a safe and engaging environment with experienced and qualified Educators. All Educators are fully trained and our Educators attend regular Professional Development courses to ensure new information is learnt and skills are refreshed. For more information come in and experience the difference for yourself, our Centre Manager and OSHC Co-Ordinator will be happy to take you on a tour of the centre (by appointment). Our family handbook will provide you with with greater details about our services. The handbook is available online at www.childrensservices.ymca.org.au or call us on 03 9296 1900.

  • Young Families in Home Respite Program
  • The Young Families In Home Respite program works with the family in identifying their respite needs. The aim of this service is to provide carers with a break from their caring role. In supporting the young person with a disability care staff demonstrating an interest, experience and commitment to work with children and young people with disabilities are selected and introduced to the family.

    In home respite care is for the care of the child or young adult with a disability (and up to 4 siblings) while the carer goes out or stays at home. The service can also provide for the care of up to 5 siblings while the parent takes the child or young person with a disability to an appointment. *Please note that care is not for the children of friends/relatives etc.

  • Young Women's Crisis Service
  • This service is made up of two programs; Young Women's Crisis Outreach Service and Vicky's Place, which consist of intensive crisis intervention and support, crisis accommodation and support to find suitable, stable, long term accommodation for young women, including women with accompanying children, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness


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  • 275 Consulting
  • 275 Consulting provides expert care and counselling for persons within the local community who require short or long term treatment for their mental health issues. The clinicians at 275 Consulting are all highly experienced in their respective areas of interest and care provision.

  • 3+ Activity Group
  • Activity Group is an educational program offering a wide range of hands-on activities for children of pre– kinder age

  • 3+ Pre Kinder & Occasional Child Care
  • Provides 3+ Pre Kinder Monday 9am-1pm, Tuesday 9am -12, Thursday 9am - 1pm during school terms for children aged 3 year plus. Occasional Care available on Wednesday 9am -12 & Friday 9am - 1pm

  • 3+ Pre-Kinder & Occasional Care
  • 3 & 4 hour 3+ Pre-Kinder programs Monday-Wednesday. 2.5 hrs & 5 hrs
    Occasional Care Thursday & Friday.

  • 3+ Pre-Kinder & Play Group
  • 4 hour 3+ Pre-Kinder programs Monday-Thursday. 2 hrs of Playgroup on Friday.9:30am-11:30am


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