Shellharbour Kids is a website for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years, community workers and professionals.
In our information-rich, time-poor era, this site aims to save you time by providing links to parenting information, support and resources in Shellharbour City, as well as links to helpful
Australian parenting websites.
What's New: 0 - 5s
KidsFest Playgroup Muster
“Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies”
Call for activities and save the date
THURSDAY 23RD MAY 10AM -1PM At Blackbutt Reserve
An invitation to service providers and businesses to provide an activity at this great event. For more information and contact details see attached memo
Albion Park Playgroup
Albion Park Community Centre, Russell Street ALBION PARK
Mondays 9:30 - 12:30, Wednesdays 10-1pm
Contact: Kelly 0412 122 850
Tuesday & Thursday Playgroup
Shell Cove Community Centre
25 Southern Cross, Boulevarde
Ph: Rai on 0422 914 4809
Ph: Lyndal on 0407 568 863
As a parent, you can make a difference in your toddler's behaviour. Author Mel Haydes will be speaking about raising toddlers, giving practical advice and assisting parents with difficulties parents of toddlers face.
When: 25th February 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Illawarra Christian School Calderwood Rd ALBION PARK
Cost: gold coin donation
For more information phone mobile 0438728206
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WIDA Aboriginal Breastfeeding Group
Are you Aboriginal, pregnant or have a newborn baby, willing to try breastfeeding and come to a support group regularly?
The Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service and Barnardos run a supported breastfeeding group each week, with culturally appropriate activities provided by Aunties from within the local community, information on parenting and breastfeeding, free childcare and incentives to continue breastfeeding. For more information see FLYER or phone Elaine on 4275 8575.
Are you concerned about how you're coping since the birth of your baby?
Illawarra Division of General Practice Perinatal Service can provide individual and group therapy for women and families in the perinatal period, particulary for women with post-natal depression and anxiety. See FLYER for more information or phone 4220 7600
Other resources on
Health Services for Parents and Carers page
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What's Cookin' Shellharbour?
Download the 10 Years of Good Neighbours Cookbook HERE
What's New: All Age Groups
19-25 May 2013
A festival celebrating children 0-12 years, their families & carers
For more information Click on the Shellharbourkids Calendar or visit
the KidsFest Website
Early Years Magazine
Click HERE for May Edition
Sunday 30 June 2013
9am - 12 noon
$3 Entry, Kids FREE
'The Snake Pit' Beaton Park Basketball Stadium
Foley Street, Gwynneville
Ph: 1300 554 476
“Awakening the Gifts of Character – Evenings for Parents”
Dates: Saturdays in 2013: 4. May, 1. June, 13. July, 10. August, 14. September
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Shell Cove Community Centre
Cost: $5.00 per session to cover materials – please bring pot-luck dinner to share – drinks and supper are provided. Bookings essential, contact Fresia email email@example.com
or ph. 0402 920 573.
See FLYER for more information
Go4Fun is a FREE fun program for kids aged 7 - 13 years to become healthier, fitter and happier! The program runs during school terms for children and their parents. See FLYER for more information. To register visit WEBSITE or phone 1800 780900, or SMS for call back 0409 745645.
Is your child having trouble learning to read?
Has your child's teacher suggested they are lazy?
Your child may be showing symptoms of Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and having them assessed can help provide a piece of the puzzle for problems of dyslexia, learning, ADD/ADHD, reading, comprehension, speed, comfort, depth perception, light sensitivity.
For more information contact Maree Walsh, qualified Irlen Screener:
Ph. 0412 976 950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Irlen Dyslexia Centre website
Young Dads Doing Alright
Yadda is a pilot program for 8-10 young fathers under the age of 19 years. The program starts in March and runs until the end of June. The program will be based at Lake Illawarra PCYC which will include visits from services, programs and organisations. The program provides group support and social interaction. See flyer for more information or Phone: 4286 5600
Barrack Heights Community Garden
The purpose of Barrack Heights Community Garden is to promote a sense of community, where trust, effort, knowledge, skills and responsibilites are shared.
For more information see FLYER Other resources on Green Parenting page and
Outside School Activities page