HIPPY is a free home-based parenting and early childhood enrichment program. The program supports parents to create a learning environment at home to encourage children’s love of learning and provide opportunities for parents to enjoy positive time with their children.
A HIPPY Home Tutor visits parents or carers each fortnight to demonstrate a booklet of activities through role-play. The materials provide information about child development and the way children learn. Resources and support from our tutors increase parents’ confidence as their child’s first teacher. In addition to home visits, parents also attend monthly gatherings. These groups provide a safe, comfortable place for parents to meet other local families, build new friendships and develop new skills. Families can enrol in the program if their child is turning 3 before the 30th June 2023.
The Brotherhood of St. Laurence holds the license to operate HIPPY in Australia and the program is fully funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, visit www.dss.gov.au for more information. HIPPY is a national program, with sites throughout Australia. In WA, Ngala operates three HIPPY sites: Girrawheen, Rockingham, and Midland with enrolments taken from surrounding suburbs.
To find out more about Ngala’s activities or the HIPPY Enrolment criteria and age requirements call Ngala on 9368 9368.