The Family Centre

Northern Bay College Family Centre “Play. Learn. Connect.” NBC Family Centre is a friendly child focussed indoor-outdoor play space, designed to inspire imagination and curiosity and to help your child learn through play, friendship and fun.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Please note: All Family Centre programs are temporarily suspended in effort to minimize risk to children, parents, all service users, volunteers and staff being exposed to the Coronavirus (CoVID-19). This includes Playgroups, Toy library, Parent support and Groupwork, for term 2 and is being reviewed for term 3. Refer to links DHHS Victorian State Government Information Contact the Family Centre Coordinator if you have any questions. Office hours Mon-Fri 9-5pm. 9 phone 03)5224 9791 or email helen.oconnor2@education.vic.gov.au May you and your family stay safe healthy and happy, Warm regards, Helen O’Connor, Coordinator Sincerely, Helen O’Connor, Coordinator

Government Information

The Family Centre is an optimal space to run family related services and activities in a beautiful and well resourced centre where everyone can feel safe and empowered.

Community Information - Helen O'Connor

NBC Family Centre is located on 25 Goldsworthy Rd Corio and is a collaboration between Northern Bay College and local community partners in Corio, including Barwon Child Youth &Family, Bethany, City of Greater Geelong and Community Hubs Australia.

All Family Centre activities are facilitated, ‘free and friendly’, delivered onsite our new purpose built, early years facility on Goldsworthy campus. Our aim is to build strong foundations and supporting the ‘First 1000 days’ (from conception to 2 yrs.) and the ‘Next 1000 days’, from birth to school age, strengthening parent confidence and supporting families to give their children the best start in life.

Our term calendar “What’s on @ the Family Centre” includes contacts for our daily playgroups, parent groups, multi-cultural supports, ‘drop-in’ Family Support workers, as well as supporting parent access to education, workplace pathways, and support to access childcare and sessional kindergarten (4yr.olds). We are committed to a Family Centre where all children, parents and families can feel welcome, safe and empowered.

Playgroup Communities

Our Family Centre playgroup community is a welcoming and inviting space for parents/caregivers and their young children to relax, explore together, sing, read a book, meet new people and share ideas, while developing new skills in a rich learning environment.

New programs to our Family Centre community this year include ‘English Conversation’, ‘HIPPY’ parent /mentor group and a new Toy Library! Come join the fun. BYO healthy snack for you and your child. All welcome!

Community Hub

see Link

Toy Library

See Flier

Parent Support Programs and Drop In Centre

A dedicated team of Family Services and community partners are available co-located onsite daily to respond to the immediate needs of parents navigating the ‘ups and downs’ of early parenting and family and community life.

BYCF - Please see information about family support from Amanda

Bycf At Flc Term 3

Bethany - Connect UP

See Link

HIPPY (Home Interactive Parenting Program for Youngsters

Flier