About Familylinks

Familylinks supports children, families, and the Mount Druitt community with programs that are supportive, evidence-based, and community-centric. Our free programs are aimed at enhancing the social, emotional, and cognitive competencies of children while offering parents and carers the tools and networks they need to succeed. Together, we’re creating a community where every family and child can thrive.

Our programs

Playgroups and children’s programs

  • Sing&Grow: Music-based activities supporting child development.
  • Parent-Child-Mother Goose: Rhymes and stories to encourage bonding.
  • DRUMBEAT: Rhythmic activities to foster emotional and social learning.
  • PALS Social Skills: Interactive play to develop resilience and social skills.

 Parenting programs

  • Circle of Security: Building secure parent-child bonds.
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Simple, effective behaviour management techniques.
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT): Enhancing child development, health, and family well-being.
  • Cool Little Kids: Offering strategies for shy or anxious children.
  • Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK): Mindful parenting for positive family relationships.
  • Rhythm 2 Recovery: Therapeutic personal development through fun and engaging rhythmic musical activities .

Current programs

Keep visiting this page for updates on our programs and locations. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook.

Free Playgroups
Program Location Days and times Dates Availability
Free Playgroups for children aged 0-6 from all backgrounds and abilities.
Playgroup Featuring Sing&Grow

Bidwill Public School
45 Bunya Rd Bidwill NSW 2770
(Held in the school hall)

Mondays
9:30 am – 11 am

 5 August – 23 September 2024

Spots available
Playgroup Featuring
Parent-Child Mother Goose program.

Hebersham Public School
27 Andover Cres, Hebersham NSW 2770 (Held in the school hall)

Tuesdays
9:30 am – 11 am

 6 August – 24 September 2024

Spots available
Free Parent Programs
Program Location Days and times Dates Availability
 Free childcare available (limited spots – pre-booking essential)
Parenting Session:
Circle of Security

Madang Ave Public School
Mimika Avenue, Whalan NSW 2770
(In the MadOOSH Room – look for the yellow door) 

Wednesday
9:30 am – 11:30 am

 July 31 – September 18, 2024

Spots available
Parenting Session:
Rhythm 2 Recovery
Blackett Public School
47-59 Boldrewood Rd,
Blackett NSW 2770
Thursday
9:30 am – 11 am

July 25, August 1, August 8, August 29, September 5, 2024

Spots available
Parenting Session:
1-2-3 Magic
Blackett Public School
47-59 Boldrewood Rd,
Blackett NSW 2770
Thursday
9:30 am – 11 am

September 12, September 19, September 26, 2024

Spots available

Bookings

Bookings are essential. Booking can be made via email [email protected], text 0435 080 352 or direct message on on Facebook. For any other questions please call or text: 0435 080 352

More about Sing&Grow

Familylinks is excited to collaborate with Play Matters to deliver the Sing&Grow Music Therapy program. Sing&Grow is an evidence-based music therapy program for families
with children aged from birth to five years. During our playgroup sessions, a Registered Music Therapist will lead you in singing, dancing, and playing instruments with your child. We use familiar and original songs to help you learn new ways to support child development through playing together and having fun! 

Testimonials

Familylinks is funded through Mission Australia’s Communities for Children initiative, made possible by the Australian Government.
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