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Parenting information sessions

Parent info sessions

Council organises parenting information sessions for parents, grandparents and carers in Maroondah to support families in their parenting journeys with children and young people.

2019 program summary

Date

Session

Presenter

Venue

Parent/carers of this age group

 

Tuesday
5 March

Thriving families

Hannah Gamble

Karralyka

All ages

Wednesday
13 March

Kinder expo

Expo stalls & Louise Dorrat

Karralyka

0-5 year olds

Tuesday
7 May

Strength based parenting

Lea Waters

Karralyka

All ages

Tuesday
28 May

Social stories and behaviour scripts

Frances Brennan

Karralyka

All ages

Tuesday
3 September

Body safety - Powerful tips for keeping our children safe

Kate Power

Karralyka

0-8 year olds

Tuesday
17 September

Talking with children and young people about drugs and alcohol

Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS)

Karralyka

10-18 years old

Tuesday
29 October

The Cyber Safety Project family event

Cybersafety Project

Karralyka

To be confirmed

Sessions 2019

Thriving families

For many families, home is far from a haven from the rush of life. Many are ‘parenting to survive’, rather than to make their household thrive.

Join Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Hannah Gamble to explore:

  • the key ingredients of effective parenting and the healthy habits to support your family to thrive
  • how our own experience of being parented can shape the style of parenting we adopt.
  • how to create a positive family culture at home and how to parent from your value systems.

Thriving families flyer  (pdf, 1MB)

About Hannah Gamble

Hannah Gamble is the director of Thrive Occupational Therapy for Kids; and has over 16 years of clinical experience working with children and families as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. Hannah is public speaker, author of two books and has more recently published a wellbeing program for primary schools. Understanding, supporting and mobilising the family unit has always been a passion for Hannah. Family counselling and parent coaching has therefore emerged as a key part of Hannah's practice.

Presented by: Hannah Gamble
Date: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Karralyka

Book online

Kinder expo

Do you have a 2 or 3 year old and want to know when you should enrol them for kinder? Then come to the Maroondah Kinder Expo to find out more.

From 6pm to 7pm, families can visit stallholders, speak to teachers and others to learn about:

  • how to enrol children in a kindergarten program
  • the Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association (MIKA)
  • Maternal and Child Health assessments
  • immunisation
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Then at 7pm Early Childhood consultant, Louise Dorrat will present an information session to parents about how to support their child during the kinder years, what to expect at kinder, and the child’s social and emotional maturity. Louise will include practical strategies to prepare for a smooth and positive transition to kinder.

Kind expo flyer  (pdf, 888KB)

About Louise Dorrat

Louise Dorrat has extensive experience in managing early year’s services - from Inclusion Support to Family Day Care and assisted in the set up of the first Victorian Bush Kinder. She has taught the Bachelor of Education at a number of Universities. She is contracted by organisations such as Federal and State Governments, Children’s Ground, ELAA, Child Australia and Gowrie to deliver training across Australia.

Louise’s presentations are at once engaging and informative.

Presented by: Louise Dorrat
Date: Wednesday 13 March
Time: 6pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Karralyka

Book online

Strength based parenting

Details of this session coming soon. Bookings will open 1 April.

Presented by: Lea Waters
Date: Tuesday 7 May
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Karralyka

Social stories and behaviour scripts

Details of this session coming soon. Bookings will open 1 April.

Presented by: Frances Brennan
Date: Tuesday 28 May
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Karralyka

Body safety - Powerful tips for keeping our children safe

Details of this session coming soon. Bookings will open 30 July.

Presented by: Kate Power
Date: Tuesday 3 September
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Karralyka

Talking with children and young people about drugs and alcohol

Details of this session coming soon. Bookings will open 6 August.

Presented by: Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)
Date: Tuesday 17 September
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Karralyka

The Cyber Safety Project family event

Details of this session coming soon. Bookings will open 17 September

Presented by: Cybersafety Project
Date: Tuesday 29 October
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Karralyka

How to book

  • Please note the dates that bookings will open for each session.
  • Bookings are essential as there are limited places available for each session.
  • These sessions are free to attend; but educators do have the option to request a certificate of attendance for $20. Please choose this option when booking.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session to allow time to park and sign in.

View the 2018 Parenting Information Sessions we had on offer last year

Where

Sessions will be held at:

  • Karralyka
    Mines Road,
    Ringwood East, 3135

Further information

For more details on Council’s parent information sessions, please contact Cathie Wills (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) on 9294 5740 or email childrens.services.events@maroondah.vic.gov.au 

Join our mailing list for parents

If you would like to receive information on upcoming parenting sessions and other family events in Maroondah, you can join our Parent mailing list. Contact the Maroondah City Council Children’s Services Team on 9294 5740 or email childrens.services.events@maroondah.vic.gov.au. You can see how we how we keep your information private here

31/07/2017
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