Access to Early Learning
A new holistic family support for children to attend 3-year-old kindergarten.
Sing & Grow
Providing Music Therapy services in the community for families with children from birth to 5 years.
A volunteer program that pairs Mentors with Mums, to give them additional support with their parenting goals while simultaneously using other services of Kids First.
The Orange Door
You can access a range of family violence and family services through The Orange Door – in person or over the phone.
Our Heidelberg Child & Family Centre features a Sensory Room to support the wellbeing and development of children and their families.
Dads Circle of Security
Helping dads to make sense of what their child is really asking and needing from them.
Connect is a broad ranging program that's all about supporting new parents and parents of young children. We also offer specialist parenting and family relationship resources for fathers.
Positive Parenting Program
Strengthening positive relationships and promoting a safe and supportive home where your family can thrive.
All kids deserve a bright future
Programs for Families
The strength of the relationship between children and their parents or caregivers is a predictor of how well children will do in school and in life. Our services are informed by evidence and designed to forge strong family bonds that stand the test of time.
Healing from trauma
Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on family members. We provide specialist individual and family counselling to children, young people and families to help them recover and heal from sexual abuse, family violence and other hurtful experiences.
The Sensory Room at our Heidelberg centre is a way to explore self-care, which includes learning about what you need in those difficult parenting times to self-regulate. What works for you as a parent and what works for your children can be explored in the Sensory Room and developed into your sensory profile.
There’s no shame or judgement, just support, healing and pratical advice to move us all forward.”
Dad of 6 kids
Caring Dads client
Kids First's Intake and Engagement Team
From the outset, our Intake & Engagement team thoroughly assesses each potential clients’ needs. If there are services you require outside of Kids First, then we will advocate on your behalf and make referrals that will save you having to retell your experiences which you may otherwise find traumatic or challenging.
Any questions you have any questions about referrals into a Kids First program or similar service our Intake and Engagement Team are always happy to talk and walk you through your options.