Your family is important to us. Lifetime Connect Child and Family offers a range of services, projects and programs that support families to reach their goals and thrive.

Our team at Lifetime Connect Child and Family is staffed with qualified professionals including Early Childhood Educators and Teachers, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Our holistic approach to delivering our services means that your family will be supported. We recognise that every family is different and unique, and so are the day-to-day challenges we support you with. We offer a wide range of services and programs to assist your family.

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Our range of services and programs include:

  • Nambucca Valley Family Day Care
  • Nambucca Valley OOSH (Out of School Hours)
  • Reconnect – Youth Support
  • Therapy and Education Support- Birth to 15 years
  •  Playgroups
  • Parenting Workshops

Nambucca Valley Grows Great Kids

Amidst the glorious hills and the stunning sea of the beautiful Nambucca Valley Shire you can hear the delightful pitter patter, stomping, shuffle and skip of a wonderful assortment of little people, all unique and individual in their own right. Some want to be animal doctors, a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter; some want to be a dancer, to play drums, to sing; some want to join the circus, others want to fly a plane and some just want to help people some way. Some simply didn’t know, which is absolutely OK! It will be fun figuring this out!


The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2021 Census captured 1999 children between 0-9 years right here in the Nambucca Valley. If we included ages 10-14 then that makes 3207 children the Nambucca Valley is home to. To each and every one of you, thank you for just being you be it curious, shy, happy, frustrated, unsure, adventurous, super cheeky, sad, confused, funny plus the rest and for the learning us big kids receive in return. The truth is Nambucca Valley Grows Great Kids and the learning the big kids in your life receive in return supports our efforts to create opportunities where you can thrive and be the best versions of you. From all us big kids we look forward to experiencing and walking with you on your grow.

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Our Lifetime Connect Supported Playgroups offer parents, grandparents, carers and children the opportunity to connect. Lifetime Connect Playgroups are supported playgroups which means they are facilitated by trained Early Childhood Educators who understand children’s play and development. Our playgroup environments are relaxed, friendly, safe and encourage play-based learning. Our morning sessions at Playgroup are a great way for families to meet each other and form important social networks.

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Nambucca Valley Family Day Care

Nambucca Valley Family Day Care (NVFDC) supports 15 educators across both the Nambucca Valley and Bellingen local government areas. Our Early Childhood Educators, who are professionally supported and mentored, understand that every child and family is unique and all have different needs. Family Day Care is different to other models of childcare. A Family Day Care educator can offer highly personalised flexible quality care for children aged from 6 week to 12 years of age in their nurturing and safe home environment.

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Nambucca Valley OOSH

Nambucca Valley OOSH offers After School Care and Vacation Care programs for Primary School aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Preschool children enrolled in primary school can attend the January Vacation Care prior to starting kindergarten. Children from all primary schools are welcome to attend our service. Both of our After School Care and Vacation Care programs focus on children playing, social interaction and recreation. The structured (planned) activities offer children the opportunity to participate individually or in small and large groups.

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Even when you are young life’s challenges can seem overwhelming. We are here to help you. Reconnect is a service that provides confidential support for families to try to help young people to stay at home until they have the necessary skills to become independent. We help young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness to become more involved with their family, work, education, training and the community through mediation, counselling and practical support for the whole family.

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Therapy and Education Support Services

Early Childhood Intervention is the key to giving your child the best possible start. Starting your child’s therapy and education support as soon as you can is life changing. Discovering that your child is experiencing challenges can be overwhelming and confusing. We are here to help. The team look forward to helping your child thrive.

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