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JNC Families Update

Looking for FREE parenting workshops in South East Sydney? JNC has just released our June-December 2023 Parenting Calendar! We have a range of different workshops available that cover a range of topics from the transition to primary or high school, early communication, anxiety in children, and more. A full list of workshops can be found here.

To register please contact us at or call us on 9349 8200.

Our parenting programs are evidence based and run throughout the school term. Take a look at what our clients have had to say this year:


Tuning Into Kids 2022 (August 2022):

“I wish there were more workshops like ”Tuning into Kids’ ‘ out there…The light bulb moment for me was acknowledging that, due to trauma , my son’s emotional age is very different from his biological one. Michelle is an amazing facilitator, the way that she empathises, listens and explains everything made me aware of how my own childhood experiences and emotions can impact on the way I connect with my kids, husband and friends.”


Managing Big School Anxieties (December 2022):


This talk was very practical and also to the point, with a focus on creative tips for what you can do for your child to soften the landing when transitioning to Year K. It was particularly helpful to be reminded about what anxiety is age appropriate versus clinical and in need of extra help. We were given suggestions for further resources to support parenting over the coming years, which was great too. Overall, I appreciated the interactive nature of the presentation so we could relate things to ourselves. I highly recommend it to everyone. Thank you very much for offering it. – Carla Lazarus


We love providing these workshops to the local area and look forward to the rest of the year! See below a list of what is available in the upcoming months:


Early Communication – School Readiness: 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 child’s first year of school and what strategies can encourage these skills. Tuesday 24th October 10:30am-12:30pm

Small Steps – Transition to High School: Entering high school 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 High school to make the process as smooth as possible. – Tuesday 12th September 10:30am-12pm & Tuesday 28th November 10:30am-12:00pm

Small Steps – Managing Big School Anxiety: Managing the emotions that come with entering the world of primary school can be tricky for both parent and child alike. This workshop will help you support your child in their transition to primary school. Wednesday 8th November 10:30am-11:30am

Tuning Into Kids (3-12): Tuning Into Kids is an evidence-based parenting program that focuses on improving the emotional connection between parents/carers and their children from pre-schoolers to teens with a focus on understanding the relationship between children’s emotional development and behaviour. Tuesday July 25-August 29 10:30am-12:30pm

Single Parent Support Group: This weekly support group provides single parents and carers with a safe and inclusive space to learn about topics such as self-care, kids’ developmental milestones, family law, co-parenting and the like. Tuesday October 17th-November 21st 10:30am-12:30pm

Mindfulness for Positive Child Development: This three-week workshop and information session can provide you with the various mindfulness strategies that you may need to contribute to positive childhood development. Thursday October 12-26th 10am-11:30am.



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