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, Family Social Workers, 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:

  • Family Support Services
  • Nambucca Valley Family Day Care
  • Nambucca Valley OOSH (Out of School Hours)
  • Reconnect – Youth Support
  • Therapy and Education Support- Birth to 17 years
  • Supported Playgroups
  • Parenting Workshops
  • School Readiness (Ready Set Go) programs

Ready Set Go Program

Starting Primary School is a huge milestone for a both children and their families. It can also be very overwhelming for everyone involved. Parents often wonder if their child is ready for Primary School and how to get them ready for the transition to ‘big school’. Often reaching ‘school age’ does not necessarily mean that a child is ready for school and school style of learning. Children develop and mature in their own way and their own time. Our program works with schools, families, and the community to provide the best environment for children to learn, grow and develop the confidence and skills they need for starting Kindergarten.

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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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Family Support Services

Every family is unique and faces different challenges at different times. Lifetime Connect Family Support Services are here to walk with you through those challenging times. We provide a range of services and programs that connect you with a Family Support Worker and your community.

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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 (birth to 15 years)

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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