COVID-19 Downtime Support

We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

The Northern Centre are continuing to deliver our services to the community.

If you need support, please call 9334 0111 or email intake@thenortherncentre.org.au or visit The Northern Centre - Individual Support Request

Our collocated partners, including our weekly Women’s Legal Clinic continue to deliver services via phone, email and/or ZOOM.

Our team are working with our community via phone, email and/or Skype/ZOOM.

Supported playgroups

supported playgroups

Due to COVID-19, our Family & Community Resource Worker is facilitating our supported playgroups via ZOOM. Our current groups are running for 8 weeks instead of 10. We will share any updates with you on our Facebook page /thenortherncentre.

Supported playgroups are an opportunity for parents to share their experiences of parenting and learn new parenting skills while being supported by our Family & Community Resource Worker who coordinates the activities. Our supported playgroups also provide children with an opportunity to socialise, play and learn in a structured and positive environment as well as participating in age appropriate learning experiences and activities.

Our Supported Playgroups are structured around a 10 week program and provides a small group setting for parents to meet other parents, access information and resources about parenting, and most importantly, understand the value of playing with their child.

Celebration of Chinese Grandparents Playgroup

As a Chinese grandparent, we want to celebrate how wonderful you are!

If you have a grandchild under 5 years of age, please bring them along for a morning of supported fun activities and meet other grandparents.

Every Wednesday 10:30am to 12:30pm from 5 February to 22 April 2020.

Download flyer for more information.

To book, please register your interest below.

Or any queries, please call Mabel Chow on 9334 0111.

Mini-Maxi

Mini Maxi is a supported playgroup for families with children aged up to 5 years old,

This group runs on Wednesdays during term time from 10:30am to 11:30am at The Northern Centre.

For more information or to book for an upcoming group, please register your interest below.

Culture Drop

Culture Drop is a supported playgroup for families who speak another language other than English at home.

This group runs on Fridays during term time from 10:30am to 11:30am at The Northern Centre.

For more information or to book for our upcoming group, please register your interest below.

Mini-Maxi

Mini-Maxi is a supported playgroup for children aged up to 5 years old, run by our qualified Early Childhood Worker on Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm throughout the year.

The group is structured around a 12 week program and provides a small group setting for parents to meet other parents, access information and resources about parenting, and most importantly, understand the value of playing with their child.

For more information or to book for next term, please register your interest below.

Culture Drop

A fun and free supported two-hour playgroup for families who speak another language other than English at home.

You can meet other families in your community whilst supporting your child’s social skills as they interact and enjoy lots of fun activities with the other children.

The playgroup is held each Friday morning for 10 weeks.

For further information or to book next term, please register your interest below.

DADS&bubs Playgroup

Fun, free and supported playgroup that provides opportunities for Dads/carers and their children (0 – 5 years old) to explore the importance of play, whilst building on their parenting skills and developing social networks.

When:   Saturdays: 3 August to 12 October

Time:     9:30am to 11:30am

Where:  The Northern Centre, Level 3, 3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

For more information about the playgroup or to book, please register your interest below.

Sensory Play Parties

If you have a child between 3 and 5 years, come along and enjoy a sensory journey with your child through fun activities.

Nature Fun

Date:  Tuesday 14 April 2020

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Enjoy exciting and hands-on fun activities around nature, that will invite your child to explore and create a sense of belonging to their world.

Bookingshttps://bit.ly/2ww7Hrw

Storytelling Time

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

There is so much more to books than just reading. Come along and be immersed in the imagination of storytelling. Any time is a good time for a story. Let’s enjoy a tale through songs, stories and activities.

Bookingshttps://bit.ly/2xd7JVR

View FlyerSensory Play Parties Flyer_April 2020

Sensory Play Parties

If you have a child under 5 years, come along and enjoy a sensory journey with your child through fun activities.

We are planning to run our Sensory Play Parties again in the next school holidays.

Please join our /thenortherncentre Facebook page to be notified when new registrations will be available.