The JNC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal and Bidjigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that these lands always were and always will be Aboriginal lands. We celebrate First Nations Peoples’ connection to the land and recognise the importance of Indigenous voices and culture. We would like to advise that there may be images or videos on this website of people who have since passed.

JNC ABC for parents and carers

The school year’s about to begin – for parents and carers as much as for your children. Soon they will be in schools and preschools, their learning needs well supported by the education system.

But what about learning for parents and carers? There’s always something you’ll want to know more about. For example:

  • How can I bond better with my child?
  • How can I stay calm in the middle of my child’s tantrums?
  • How can I support my child’s development?
  • If my partner and I are experiencing conflict, how can I reduce the impact on my child?

The JNC’s ABC for parents and carers

This is a list of our free programs and services to support families. As the year progresses there will be more entries, so keep a look out, or contact us – see below for details.


ABORIGINAL SUPPORT WORKERS at our Maroubra centre support individuals and families. You’re welcome to drop in or give us a call.


BONDING WITH YOUR CHILD – a workshop series in May will support this. See W for Workshops


CASEWORK – one-on-one support for families with children 12 and under living in the Randwick LGA.


DIRECTORIES – see this link for directories on playgroups in your area, activities, mental health services and more.


EVENTS See you on 20 March at Pacific Square Maroubra to celebrate Harmony Day. There are also regular get togethers for local communities at the Orange Room in South Coogee and at Namatjira Place.  For the whole community, our major event is the Family Fun Day in Matraville at the end of the year.


INFORMATION is available on other services, such as crisis services and legal services.



We have a JP at Shop 2, 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra on Tuesdays 12pm-2pm and Wednesdays 2.30pm-4pm.



Transition to School playgroup for families with children starting school in 2021. Meet others and develop skills to make big changes easier. Younger siblings are also welcome. Mondays, 10am-11.30pm. Lifestart at Chifley Public School. This playgroup runs during school term.

JNC transition to school playgroup poster to support parents and carers


SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT – see W for Workshops


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES Want to make a difference in your community while your children are at school? We offer volunteering roles and training.  


WORKSHOPS: Free workshop series for parents. Here are the workshops for February to May 2020. To book phone 9349 8200.

SINGLE PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP Safe group for single parents & carers. Talks by experts on managing behaviour, accessing support services, managing Family Court, job seeking support, self-care & co-parenting. Tuesdays: 25 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March, 10am-12pm. Shop 2, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra.

123 MAGIC For parents with children 3-8 years – skills to gain your child’s cooperation & offer positive attention.  Wednesdays: 15, 22, 29 April, 10am-12pm. Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra.

DADS DEVELOPING POSITIVE CONNECTIONS WITH THEIR CHILD (for parents with children aged 0-8 years) Wednesday 13, 20 & 27 May in Maroubra.

MINDFULNESS FOR POSITIVE CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (for parents of children aged 0-8 years) A three-week workshop program to explore various mindfulness strategies you can use to promote your child’s positive development. Tuesday 26 May, 2 & 9 June.

Childminding available for some workshops, but limited – book early.


What’s neXt? 

This ABC will be updated in Term 2.

Find out more /contact us

Keep a look at the calendar on this website, noticeboard, our Facebook page and your child’s school newsletters.

Phone on 9349 8200 or drop in Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 4.30pm at Shop 2, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra.


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