Download the Term 4, 2021 Parenting Calendar

BCYF offers a range of group programs, designed to support families, these programs include:

Bumps To Bubs (pre-birth – 12 months)

Bumps to Bubs brings mothers and mothers-to-be (up to 23 years) with babies aged 0-1 year together to support the journey of parenting. The program aims to:

  • Bring young parents and babies together for fun, learning and friendship in a relaxed setting.
  • Enhance parent and child attachment
  • Increase parents’ understanding of child development.

Bubs To Tots (12 months – 2 years)

Bubs to Tots brings mothers (up to 24 years) of children in the 1-2 year age group together for support and education. The program aims to:

  • Provide education to enhance children’s early development.
  • Promote parent and child attachment/relationships through the promotion of play.
  • Assist parents with managing and enjoying the toddler years


Circle of Security (birth – 5 years)

Circle of Security is an 8 week supportive program for parents of children aged birth – 5 years. The program aims to:

  • Help parents understand how to build feelings of security for children in their early years.
  • Assist parents with skills to build on the positive relationship with their child.
  • Develop confidence in parents to respond to their child in a way which builds a secure foundation for children.

Bringing Up Great Kids (12 months – 12 years)

Bringing Up Great Kids is a 6 week supportive program for parents of children aged 12 months – 12 years. The program aims to:

  • Develop parents’ skills to enhance communication with their children.
  • Promote positive interactions between parents and their children.
  • Encourage the development of children’s positive self-identity.

Tuning In To Kids (3 years – 12 years)

Tuning In To Kids is a 6 week supportive program for parents of children aged 3-12 years. The program aims to:

  • Help parents teach their children to understand and manage their emotions.
  • Support parents in encouraging children to express emotions appropriately.
  • Maximise children’s social, behavioural and learning outcomes.

Dads Tuning In To Kids (3 years – 12 years)

Dads Tuning In To Kids is a 6 week supportive program specifically for Dads of children aged 3-12 years. The program aims to:

  • Help dads effectively tune in to their child’s emotions.
  • Encourage dads to strengthen their emotional connection with their child.
  • Support dads to build skills in emotion coaching to assist their child’s individual needs.

Tuning In To Teens (10 years – 18 years)

Tuning In To Teens is a 6 week supportive program for parents of adolescents aged 10-18 years. The program aims to:

  • Support parents to connect and communicate with their teen.
  • Assist parents with understanding adolescent development.
  • Help parents to assist their teen to develop emotional intelligence.

Strengthening Family Connections (8 years – 12 years)

Strengthening Family Connections is a FREE 8 week program for parents and their children aged 8-12 years. The program aims to build a positive family culture and strengthen family connections. The program is held via zoom to offer the following:

Parent sessions

  • 5 (one to one) parent sessions with a facilitator.
  • Learn strategies to manage difficult behaviour.
  • Develop confidence to set limits and boundaries.

Family sessions

  • 3 family sessions with parents and children.
  • Learn some activities to strengthen family connection.
  • Learn together about managing the family budget.

For more information, contact BCYF on 5226 8900.