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HIPPY Program

Currently offered in these postcode areas: 2340.

Your child's earliest and most powerful learning comes from their family. HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parent and Youngsters) is a two-year program helping support this learning process.

HIPPY is a free two year education program for children aged 3 and 4. HIPPY helps parents lay the foundations for success at school by teaching their child literacy, numeracy and language skills, and physical motor skills. We help develop a child's readiness for school, and a love of learning that lasts throughout their lives. 

Steps to get involved: 
  1. Contact the HIPPY coordinator  ( or 0408 104 918) to express your interest in the program. Intakes take place before May 31st.
  2. Parents have fun practicing the activities with their Home Tutor (15 sessions in the first year and 30 sessions in the 2nd year)
  3. Outside of sessions, parents spend 10 -15 minutes a day doing a HIPPY activity or story. 
  4. You can participate in Parent Gatherings that can cover a wide range of topics.
  5. Celebrate your child’s success at the HIPPY Graduation

Priority of Access:

  • Do you hold a Health Care Card?
  • Is your child Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?
  • Are you caring for an out-of-home child?
  • Are you receiving a form of government support payment? 
  • Are you a single parent? 
  • Is English not your first language?





Priority will be given to families who tick one or more of these boxes and who have not completed HIPPY previously.


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