Parenting support services

Becoming a parent is a big life change that can be made easier with the right support and guidance. We'll work together with you, to provide innovative and helpful parenting programs across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Working with government departments and other community , we provide a range of services to help you find the support you need. 

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Pee Wees Brisbane

Want to get involved in a relaxed and supportive group where you can meet new people and learn parenting skills?

The PeeWees Program offers a supported playgroup each week along with other informal groups/workshops, including parenting education, resilience building, budgeting and health and wellbeing. PeeWees supported playgroup is for parents with children aged from newborn to 18, living in the Beenleigh, Eagleby or the surrounding areas.

Children and parents can enjoy a variety of age-appropriate, fun play activities that help them to bond with each other and develop healthy relationships. PeeWees can support you to:

  • Learn new skills for creative play at home
  • Develop your social networks by meeting other parents
  • Access additional parenting support services
  • Engage in parent-only activities including excursions, day trips and pamper evenings.

The PeeWees program is coordinated by two family support workers operating Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Transport assistance is available in the local area, depending on individual situations. Please speak with the program coordinator to assess your eligibility.

 

The program is run by Wesley Mission Queensland and is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

ParentsNext Brisbane and Beenleigh

If you're a parent of young children starting primary school and would like support with returning to work, our ParentsNext program may be able to assist. 
  • Access employment support services, including your local job active provider
  • Get involved in activities that will provide opportunities for skill development or employment
  • Develop and realise your work goals for the future
  • Engage with local community organisations, including your local library, cultural organisations (where appropriate), playgroups, and other parenting programs.
  • Interesting workshops and discussion groups to help you plan your future employment and training opportunities
  • Access to education and employment related assistance, when you are ready, delivered locally through employment and training organisations
  • Assistance with transport to attend appointments and activities as needed
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Access to health and other support services from a range of local specialists service providers.


  • Are aged 16 years and over
  • Have a youngest child aged between six months and six years old
  • Have been unemployed for at least six months
  • Live in the Brisbane South East Region.

Clients will be referred by Services Australia as a condition of receiving Parenting Payment or can join the program on a voluntary basis by contacting us. Our staff will be in touch once a referral has been made.

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ParentsNext Holland Park

If you're a parent of young children starting primary school and would like support with returning to work, our ParentsNext program may be able to assist.

Corner 6/1000 Logan Road and 5 Barter Avenue Holland park QLD 4121
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. 1300 242 076
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ParentsNext Capalaba

If you're a parent of young children starting primary school and would like support with returning to work, our ParentsNext program may be able to assist.

Shop C, 24 Redland Bay Road Capalaba QLD 4157
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. 1300 242 076
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ParentsNext Beaudesert. Beaucare

If you're a parent of young children starting primary school and would like support with returning to work, our ParentsNext program may be able to assist.

44 Tina Street Beaudesert QLD 4285
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. 1300 242 076
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Beenleigh Family Centre

Beenleigh Family Centre provides a range of family and parenting support services.

3 Elizabeth Street Beenleigh QLD 4207
8am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday. 07 3801 8056

Mabel Early Learning Centre Beenleigh

Mabel Early Learning program fosters a supportive environment for parents (of any age) who are taking part in study, work readiness or personal development activities. 

Mabel Early Learning is partnered with ParentsNext and other community organisations to provide ADJUNCT care for parents. 

  Morning & afternoon tea

  Natural outdoor environment

  Nappies and wipes provided

  Activities and care

Mabel Early Learning provides quality early childhood services which supports children to explore, create and discover the natural world through play based learning.

Mabel Early Learning is partnered with ParentsNext and other community organisations to provide adjunct care for parents of any age who are taking part in study, work readiness or personal development activities. With adjunct care at Mabel Early Learning, families can access childcare for short periods of time (up to three hours) while they remain on-site participating in programs at the Beenleigh Family Centre.

Our childcare program encourages children to play at their own pace in their own way and engage in developmentally appropriate activities that extend their learning, and supports parents and carers to set and work towards their own goals and aspirations at the same time. 

 Mabel Early Learning also offers parenting support and playgroups. We are committed to building and fostering healthy parenting and playgroup communities. 

  • Receive individual care
  • Are in an interactive and engaging learning environment 
  • Have one-on-one time with their parents
  • Mabel Early Learning opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am - 3pm during the school term. 
We strive to provide a low or no cost service to ensure all families can access our care. Families may be eligible for a government Child Care Subsidy, and a small fee of $2.50 per hour applies. Please see our fee schedule link below for more details. 
The team is made up of a small group of dedicated staff who are committed to a high quality care environment for your child, including a Program Co-ordinator and Educators. Each of the staff here are qualified child care professionals who are very enthusiastic to work alongside parents and families in their role in educating your child.
Mabel Early Learning practices are underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework.

We believe children are unique, competent and capable individuals who learn best through play, developing skills that enable them to become lifelong learners.

Our early childhood services create responsive and sharing environments in our community where we want children to have a positive and memorable early childhood experience.

The centre is open in conjunction with Education Queensland calendar, Monday to Friday during the school term, 8am to 3pm. Bookings are essential.
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Mabel Early Learning

Mabel Early Learning provides quality early childhood services which supports children to explore, create and discover the natural world through play based learning.

3 Elizabeth Street Beenleigh QLD 4207
8am - 3pm Monday to Friday during school terms 0447 902 644

Communities for children initiative Brisbane

The Communities for Children Initiative can provide early learning opportunities, family support, school transition and engagement for pregnant or parenting families. 

Through weekly personal development and parenting classes, the Communities for Children Initiative helps you to:

  • Strengthen relationships with family members
  • Build parenting and financial management skills
  • Build better community connections
  • Learn parenting skills through playgroup.
 
If you would like to find out more, please call us on 1800 448 448 or fill in the form below.

 

Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre

The Eagleby Neighbourhood Centre is an inviting and functional space used for family programs and like-minded community groups.

94/112 Fryar Road Eagleby Queensland 4207
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm 07 3151 6132

Playgroups and activities Brisbane

Elorac Place is a centre in Ellen Grove in Brisbane, offering many services to support families and children, including a weekly playgroup, Kids Club, and school holiday activities.
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Elorac Place Community Centre

The Community Centre is a safe and welcoming environment that offers a wide range of programs, activities and services to support youth, families, children and individuals.

11a Southampton Road Ellen Grove QLD 4078
9am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday (closed 12:30pm -1pm) 07 3271 3592

Kids in Focus Gold Coast

Kids in Focus is a Gold Coast-based support program for families impacted by drug or alcohol misuse.

The program supports parents to strengthen their parenting skills and create a safe and positive childhood experience for their children. Industry professionals will offer outreach services and home visits to support participants.

This is a free service and is available to you if you've received a referral. 

  • Providing age appropriate social activities for children
  • Working with families to encourage healthy and positive family and social support networks
  • Providing parents or carers with access to information and support services about overcoming substance misuse
  • Offering psycho-education and intervention to minimise the risk of adult and child abuse and neglect
  • Offering in-home support to children, their parents and carers who are impacted by substance misuse
  • Continuing our specialist interest in prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Offering personal and familial psychotherapy to improve individual well-being and family dynamics.
Kids In Focus is a partnership program under Lives Lived Well run by the Benevolent Society (Early Years Centre) and Wesley Mission Queensland. This partnership allows the amalgamating of resources and the meeting of required needs. The program is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).

Young Parents Program Gold Coast

The Young Parents Program, delivered at YHES House in Southport at the Gold Coast, is for young parents aged 12 - 25 years and includes childbirth education and support, as well as a support group for new parents.

Childbirth education and support includes:

  • Diet and nutrition advice
  • Stages of  information
  • Gold Coast Hospital tours
  • Relaxation and birth classes
  • Education about the emotional and practical needs of babies
  • Information about maternity allowance
  • Breastfeeding education.

 

Our support group for new parents provides education on:

  • Newborn care (weighing and growth monitoring)
  • Sleep and settling
  • Introducing solids to baby
  • Contraception
  • Teeth and teething
  • Baby development
  • Family payments
  • Other available support services. 

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YHES House

YHES House is a safe, youth-friendly community hub that provides a non-judgemental space where young people are welcomed, listened to, and respected. Our services are available either through our centre or at outreach points.

YHES House, 161 Scarborough Street Southport QLD 4215
9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday 07 5528 5333

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