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Parenting information sessions

Parent info sessions

Council organises parenting information sessions for parents, grandparents and carers in Maroondah.  These sessions are usually free or low cost and delivered at various locations in Maroondah.

Information sessions support families in their parenting journeys with children and young people.

Feedback from previous sessions:

“Really informative and valuable information, very worthwhile”.

“Wonderful to have such great people to give free presentations to the community

- thank you Council for organising.”

“Fantastic session! As a parent, it was very informative, much reflection will be done.”

Registrations now open for:

Parenting Anxious Children

Maroondah Council has organised Connections UnitingCare to present a parent information session for parents and carers of primary school aged children on anxiety. 

This session will assist parents to identify symptoms of anxiety, as well as understanding the underlying causes of anxiety in children.

There will be a focus on strategies that parents can use to assist their children in managing their anxiety.

Recommendations of appropriate resources and services will also be provided.

This parent session will be held at three different venues on three different dates. Bookings are essential, please select the session below that suits you best.

Parenting Anxious Children flyer  (pdf, 53KB)

Tuesday 24 October
7.30pm to 9pm
Warranwood Primary School
1 Wellington Park Dve

Book online 

Monday 30 October
7.30pm to 9pm
Eastwood Primary School
Alexandra Rd
Ringwood East

Book online 

Wednesday 1 November
7.30pm to 9pm
Mullum Primary School
18 Panfield Ave

Book online

For more information on these information sessions please contact Cathie Wills on 1300 88 22 33. These sessions are an initiative of Maroondah Plus 10 Schools, a partnership between Maroondah Schools & Maroondah City Council

Previous parent information session topics

The Parenting Information Sessions that have been previously offered have included:

  • Understanding and supporting children and young people with anxiety
  • Making sense of the senses – understanding sensory integration
  • Guiding children’s behaviour and beyond
  • Advocacy and collaboration  - how to best advocate for your child
  • Screen time and social media.  Balancing technology use in the early childhood and primary years
  • Is your child ready to start school?  Helping parents make informed decisions
  • What’s the Hurry?  Slowing the pace of life and allowing children a childhood
  • Why won’t they do as they are told?  Behaviour guidance strategies

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

Further information

For more details on Council’s parent information sessions, please contact Cathie Wills (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) on 9294 5740 or email 

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