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Doorways to Parenting North

Doorways to Parenting provide early intervention and prevention services and resources, that are aimed at improving children’s development and wellbeing and support the capacity of those in a parenting role.

Doorways to Parenting deliver holistic and wrap-around support services for families through delivering evidence based parent education programs and playgroups. Serving the community in Summerhill, Prospect, Kings Meadows, Youngtown & Relbia and facilitating weekly playgroups in Summerhill and Kings Meadows. Our playgroups provide school readiness, social connections, peer support and enriched caregiving for parents and children based on 3a’s (Abecedarian Approach Australia).

We provide the evidence based parenting programs; 123 Magic, Circle of Security and Bringing up Great Kids, as well as supporting parents through their children’s ages and stages and parenting problems. Parents appreciate peer support in playgroups as well as accessing private face to face consultations with a qualified practitioner. In support of families Doorways to Parenting offer advocacy with Child Safety Services, and work collaboratively with parents with Child Safety involvement and from a child focused perspective.

What the service can help with

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Cultural support
Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 6

To access the service, clients

Must live in Launceston City
Early intervention and prevention services for vulnerable families residing in the following areas; Summerhill, Prospect, prospect Vale, Kings Meadows, Punch Bowl, Young Town& Relbia,

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Regions covered


Contact Details

111 Elizabeth St, LAUNCESTON, 7250

03 6323 7500


Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity