For Children 

We want children to grow up safe and well. Our services are designed to support you, as parents, carers or guardians, to help your children be the best they can be.

Services For Children

Communities for Children

A range of programs and initiatives to support the wellbeing and development of families in Cranbourne.

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Early Childhood Early Intervention

Support for young children with developmental delays or disabilities.

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Financial Intermediary

Helping you manage your support funds to ensure you get the maximum benefit easily.

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Facilitation and Planning

Personalised assistance with planning and accessing appropriate services.

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Continence Support Scheme

Continence assessment and support in purchasing continence products for children.

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Kids on Track

A schools program to help children understand anti-social behaviour and make better choices.

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Building Harmony

Bringing students of diverse faiths together to work on embracing cultural diversity.

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Placement Prevention Counselling

Support for children and young people at risk of harm or permanent out of home placement.

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Confidential support to help families and individuals manage trauma or difficulties that have arisen following sexual assault or family violence.

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Family Services

Support for families facing issues that are affecting the growth and development of their children and family as a whole.

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Engaging Families

Helping families experiencing family violence plus substance abuse or mental health issues to re-establish themselves and function as a family unit again.

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Dry Nites Incontinence Program

Support for young children with developmental delays or disabilities.

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Our psychologists provide a space for you to think about your child’s emotional and psychological needs. Standardised assessments provide support for you and your child to address the challenges you face.

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Speech & Language Therapy

Our Speech Pathologist’s provide support to help increase your child’s communication and active participation in social and educational settings. This may include providing support and advice with speaking, listening, understanding language, fluency and social skills.

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Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with you, your child and your family to help your child with the skills they need to build independence in their day to day activities. We provide advice that meets your goals in a fun and practical way.

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Our Physiotherapists work with you, your child and your family to help them with their gross motor, physical or movement skills.

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Support Coordination

Helping people with disability, mental health issues, age or illness and injury to build resilience and independence.

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Carer & Parent Training

Whether you are an experienced carer or new to the role, everyone can benefit from learning more about being a good carer. As a parent, family member, or friend - being the primary carer can at times be challenging and it is okay if you need additional support.

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Group Programs For Children

123 Magic Parenting

What: 3 week program to assist parents manage difficult behaviour in children

Who: Parents with children 2-12yrs

Where: Narre Warren

A 3 week program to assist parents to manage difficult behaviour in their children by incorporating the use of 1-2-3 Magic techniques. Increase your knowledge about what works in managing difficult behaviour and get better results with less effort and stress.

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PALS Social Skills

What: A program helping young children develop a range of social skills and behaviours to build friendships and get along with others.

Who: 3 and/or 4 year old children

Where: Berwick, Cranbourne and Warragul

Through this program your child will be exposed to a range of activities that will help your child relate to others and develop social skills and problem solving for social situations.

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Ready, Set, School

What: Intensive 3 week program designed to support children starting school in 2019 to develop skills that will prepare them for starting their school journey

Who: Children commencing school in 2019

Where: Warragul

A 6 week program focusing on embracing and developing the necessarily skills needed to assist your child in successfully transitioning to school.

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Ready For Routines

What: Four week program to assist children moving into childcare or kindergarten

Who: Children 3-4 years of age, starting kindergarten or childcare

Where: Berwick

Help prepare your child to thrive in a childcare or kinder environment! This four session program focuses on encouraging children to follow expected routine and rules.

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Feeling is Thinking

What: An 8 week program about expressing emotions and building relationships

Who: Children between 8 - 11yrs

Where: Hampton Park

A safe environment to provide primary school-aged children with the opportunity and skills to manage their feelings appropriately and establish and maintain positive relationships.

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Deal With It

What: A 60 minute presentation looking at strategies to deal with emotions

Who: Secondary school students

Where: As arranged by schools

A 60 minute presentation for secondary school students looking at strategies to deal with emotions.

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Messy Monkeys Sensory Play

What: 8 week program of sensory and language activities

Who: Children who are reluctant to do messy play

Where: Cranbourne

Help your child cope with their sensory needs! Involve you child in sensory play activities in a safe and supported environment.

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Spark and Interaction

What: Language and music group

Who: For children with less than 20 words

Where: Berwick

Spark and Interaction is a fun music and language group that encourages children to communicate with their parent/carer in a fun interactive way.

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Ready for Handwriting

What: Help your child to develop their handwriting skills

Who: Children wanting to learn how to draw and write.

Where: Warragul

Assist children to develop a range of pre-writing and handwriting skills.

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Social Skills via STEM

What: Using fun science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities to bring children together to develop a range of social skills.

Who: Children aged between kinder and Grade 1

Where: Berwick & Warragul

This program helps children develop social skills through conversation and collaboration, providing a safe environment to explore emotional regulation and enjoy positive social interactions.

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Playground Antics

What: 8 week program to enhance and support your child’s gross and fine motor skills.

Who: Children with gross motor challenges aged 4-6 years.

Where: Berwick

Learn how to support your child to develop gross motor skills like climbing, jumping and catching balls!

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Little Rays Supported Playgroup

What: A supported playgroup for children with family interaction

Who: Children aged 0-6 years living in Cardinia, who are eligible for Early Intervention services

Where: Berwick

We provide a developmentally enriched environment for children to play and learn. Activities are designed specifically to accommodate all abilities in a welcoming and supportive environment and Little Rays is a wonderful opportunity to have some play time with your child and chat with other parents.

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ADHD Support Group

What: Share your experiences and find support from other parents who truly understand the struggles of having a child with ADHD

Who: Parents of children living with ADHD currently living, working or schooling in Cranbourne

Where: Cranbourne

Having a child with ADHD can be challenging at times. Our support group provides you with the opportunity to share your experiences, stories and knowledge and be supported by other parents who understand the struggles of life that families and their children may experience.

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Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup

What: Supported playgroup for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families

Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children up to 5yrs living in Cranbourne , with their carers and families

Where: Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

Set within a culturally safe and meaningful early years learning environment where Indigenous Elders, artists and cultural educators come along to share traditional cultural knowledge, stories and language with families in the bush playgroup.

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Boys on the Bounce

What: A 10 week program that strengthens cultural, community and educational engagement

Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys in Grades 5 & 6 at Cranbourne primary schools

Where: Cranbourne

A 10 week program that strengthens Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys’ engagement with their culture, community and education.

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Tiny Talkers

What: Speech and language group for children who use single words and short phrases or have a language delay

Who: Children aged 3-5 years with minimum 20 words

Where: Cranbourne

Speech and language group for children who use single words and short phrases or have a language delay.

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Need an interpreter?

If you require an interpreter, we can arrange for one to be provided.


Resilience for Life has been nothing short of wonderful for me, and enormously empowering. I am feeling so much more optimistic and confident in myself, my driving and taking care of my husband.

Prue, Program Participant - Melbourne

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