Services for Families & Children
We know that no one family is the same. We provide a variety of free services and parenting workshops / programs for local families in the Eastern Suburbs to support your family in diverse ways. If you have any questions about eligibility please enquire through the digital form below or give us a ring on 9349 8200.
Over the year we offer a range of workshops for parents with children from birth to 12 years, some face to face and some online. Upcoming workshops in coming months are set out here but check back regularly as we offer many workshops over the year. To access our parenting calendar please click here.
This workshop is hosted by a Speech Pathologist from Sydney Children’s Hospital and covers the speech and language milestones of preschool aged children (4-5). This is a comfortable space for parents and carers to discover what skills are needed for a childs first year of school and what strategies can encourage these skills
Transition to Highschool
Entering highschool is often a time of excitement and nerves, and the emotions that come with it can be overwhelming. Our Small Steps workshop provides parents and carers with tools and strategies to support children who are transitioning to Higschool to make the process as smooth as possible.
Tuesday 28th November 10:30am-12:00pm
School Attendance Anxiety
Starting school can be an overwhelming and confusing experience that may lead to anxious thoughts and feelings. Our Small Steps workshop can help you identify and address anxiety in your child and provides tools to support and prevent these worries from escalating into school avoidance or school refusal.
EARLY COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
Join JNC with a speech pathologist from Sydney Children’s Hospital to get a better understanding of the typical development of speech, language play & social communication for children aged 0-3 learning one or more languages. This workshop will provide you with the tools you need if you have concerns about your child’s communication and promotes communication skills through play & conversation based strategies.
Anxiety Disorders in Children 0-12 years
JNC and WayAhead have joined together to provide you with a workshop that covers the difference between ‘normal anxiety’ and anxiety disorders, types of anxiety disorders and signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders.
Just as for Parenting Workshops, we also offer a range of programs to support and inform parents, with a focus on developing useful parenting skills. Check in here regularly to see upcoming parenting programs.
TUNING INTO KIDS (3-12 years)
Tuning Into Kids is an evidence-based parenting program that focuses on improving the emotional connection between parents/carers and their children from preschoolers to teens with a focus on understanding the relationship between children’s emotional development and behaviour.
Curiosity, Empathy (PACE)
Join our PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) Parenting Program to better understand all the tricky emotions that your child might be experiencing. This program equips you with emotion coaching techniques, allowing you to understand and respond to your child’s feelings in a supportive & productive way.
DADS TUNING INTO KIDS
This parenting program is a 7-week course for fathers and male carers that can provide you with helpful ways to improve the emotional connection between parent and child. This course will help you increase awareness of your child’s emotions, problem solve, and work through assisting your child to verbally label and manage their emotions.
TRANSITION TO SCHOOL PLAYGROUP
If you’ve got a child starting school next year and are looking for some genuine support join our Transition to School Playgroup run by JNC’s skilled educators. Running weekly during the school term we work with your children to strengthen their social skills. Your child will get the chance to nurture their school-readiness skills, learn the importance of routine, develop confidence and more! Siblings welcome too.
If you’re in need of some personalised or specialised support services, JNC has a team of highly skilled and experienced family case workers who can support families with Children under 12 in the Randwick Council Area who are experiencing issues to do with housing, domestic violence, family court, parenting issues and many more.
We understand that it’s been difficult to get a moment to join in community activities during the pandemic. Because of this, JNC got to work creating online webcasts for parents and caregivers who may need to get online for tips on child development, parenting or want to involve their kids with some activities (like planting a seed!).
INFORMATION & REFERRALS
Sometimes it can be difficult to understand exactly what kind of services are available or might be best suited for you; our information and referral service allows you to chat to one of our friendly staff who can guide you in the right direction and assist you by making a referral.
Services for Children
THIS IS ME
This Is Me is an 8 week course that is run in local schools to build self-esteem, empower children to make healthy life choices and develop positive motivation in reaching their full potential.
Each Wednesday our JNC staff head over to Namatjira Housing Estate for weekly homework club where primary school aged children are provided a comfortable place to work, read and ask for support.