BCYF’s Early Years team provides a range of supports for children and families across the Barwon Region, including Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, the Surf Coast and Colac Otway Shire.

Early Supports

Barwon Child, Youth & Family’s Early Supports are designed to build capacity in you and your child to promote everyday learning – at home and in other environments. Early Supports are available for children and their families who present with developmental concern and are younger than 6 years of age.

The service is goal focused and aims to address specific concerns.

We work in partnership with families and carers to build parent capacity and confidence. We also work with other services to make sure your child is included and participates in everyday settings such as kinder or playgroup.

Early Supports can be delivered one-on-one or in group settings.

See more about our supports in the video below, or contact our team on 1300 012293 or BCYF.EARLYCHILDHOOD@ndis.gov.au


Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters – a two-year early childhood enrichment program to help parents/carers to create a positive learning environment to prepare their child for school.

For more information, phone 5226 8900.

Supported Play Groups

Small Talk play groups help enhance parents’/carers’ knowledge of children’s learning and provide strategies to assist learning and development. These groups are suitable for all pre-school children.

For more information, phone 5226 8900 or email info@bcyf.org.au

In Home Support and Sunshine Circles

The Sunshine Circles program is for parents/carers of children aged 0-6 years and focuses on parent/child interactions through role modelling and structured activities.

Sunshine Circles can help with:

  • Supporting children’s development through play
  • Connecting families on their parenting journey
  • Providing families the opportunity to link into support service

For more information please call us on 5226 8900.