For Our Community 

Our community is at the heart of everything we do. Whilst we run many services specifically for individuals and families, we also provide schools and the broader community with a range of services and programs designed to strengthen our collective future.

Services For Our Community

School Attendance Support Program (SASP)

School Attendance Support Program (SASP) aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance.

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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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East Gippsland Bushfire Recovery Support

If you have experienced trauma or loss as a result of the Victorian bushfires, you can access the Victorian Bushfire Case Support program.

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Victorian Storm Recovery Support Program

If you experienced trauma, damage or loss as a result of the Victorian storms and floods in June 2021, you can access the Victorian Storm Recovery Support Program.

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Victorian Floods Recovery Support Program

The Recovery Support Program can provide support for people who have been affected by the 2022 Victorian floods.

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Group Programs For Our Community

Women Managing Anger

What: A 6 week program for women who want practical strategies and support to take control of their anger

Who: Women

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Narre Warren Office

A 6 week program for women who want practical strategies and support to take control of their anger.

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123 Magic Parenting and Emotion Coaching

What: A 3 week program to help parents and carers manage difficult behaviour in their kids

Who: Parents or carers with children 2-12yrs

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Narre Warren Office

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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Little Rays Supported Playgroup

What: A play based group for children 0-5 (and their siblings) while providing support and information to parents of children with additional needs

Who: Children aged 0-5 who have NDIS plans

Where: Warragul

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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Mighty Munchers Berwick

What: A feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating

Who: Parents or carers with children 5-8yrs

Where: Windermere Berwick Office, 26 Parkhill Drive Berwick

An 8-week feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating in children aged 5-8 years.

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Early Language Development Parent Program (online)

What: 3 online sessions for parents of children with language delays to learn strategies that they can use at home to support their child's language growth.

Who: Parents of children who have language delays awaiting a speech pathologist

Where: Seeking expressions of interest for Term 4

3 online sessions for parents of children with language delays to learn strategies that they can use at home to support their child's language growth.

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Ready Steady School

What: For ages 4-6, this group program supports children to build on their ability to follow routines, interact with others and gain increased independence in preparation for starting school next 1-2 years. Time is available for parents to discuss concerns/readiness for school or for those completing a second year of kinder with experienced early childhood therapists.

Who: Children aged between 4-6, who will be going to school or repeating kinder.

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Berwick Office

For ages 4-6, this group program supports children to build on their ability to follow routines, interact with others and gain increased independence in preparation for starting school next 1-2 years. Time is available for parents to discuss concerns/readiness for school or for those completing a second year of kinder with experienced early childhood therapists.

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Play and Connect

What: This group offers strategies to support parents/carers in play with their child. It incorporates activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, an opportunity for sensory play as well as a mat time with some singing/dancing. It provides opportunities for parent interactions with facilitators and other parents whilst engaging in early language skill development.

Who: Any child aged four and under

Where: Berwick

This group offers strategies to support parents/carers in play with their child. It incorporates activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, an opportunity for sensory play as well as a mat time with some singing/dancing. It provides opportunities for parent interactions with facilitators and other parents whilst engaging in early language skill development. The group is run by two experienced childhood professionals who will work with parents/carers to model and discuss the importance of these early play experiences. Time will be available following each session to discuss individual questions/concerns.

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Need an interpreter?

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

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Learning in a step by step process that we have to follow, we can’t reach the last step without stepping the first step. If we as educators succeed in building trust and connectivity then learning is fun. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today”.

Naeve, Windermere Early Childhood Educator - Melbourne