Creating A Support Network
Also when you join a mothers group your babies will be roughly the same age, this means surrounding yourself with people who are going through the same challenges and developmental changes. This means you have a support group who can empathise with what you are going through but also be able to give advice and encouragement.
How To Find A Parents Group
- Asking the hospital you gave birth in.
- Ask your child health nurse.
- Contacting your local council, community centres and local religious organisations.
- Check with your local library.
- Asking your local childcare centre.
As your child gets older you may want to consider attending playgroups. The benefit of playgroup is that by the time your child is ready for Kindergarten or school they will be used to being in a group and doing activities. This may help make the transition a little easier. Playgroup Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1984 as the national representative body for playgroup organisations. Playgroup Australia supports and connects the playgroup community all over Australia.
Check out our latest recommendations on where to find the right local parents group for you here.
Baby & Toddler Activities/Classes
- Child-Parent Bonding
- Social Development & Interaction
- Improving Language Skills
- Developing Motor Skills
- Emotion Regulation
- Confidence Building
- Brain Stimulation
If you would like to get your child started in baby & toddler classes you can view a comprehensive list of classes and activities available Australia-wide below.