Anglicare Tasmania


HIPPY is an early learning program based on positive interaction between parents and children, providing free activity books and preparing youngsters for starting school.
Tutors visit parents/caregivers at their home every second week to demonstrate the HIPPY activities in the packs. The parent and child then spend 10 to 15 minutes each day, five days a week, doing the activities together.
Parents also meet in a group together and practice new activities, listen to guest speakers and participate in fun games that they can then try at home with their children.

What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Family supports
Social and emotional development

How the service is delivered

Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

4 - 5

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided

Regions covered


Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Being healthy