Rural Health Tasmania

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Children) - Burnie

HIPPY is a free two-year, home-based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers as their child’s first teacher. Parents learn how to support their child’s learning and development and get them ready for school. The program spans the year before and the year of kindergarten. Both parents and children build confidence and have fun together doing educational activities.
Trained HIPPY tutors meet with parents and provide activity packs and story books along with support. HIPPY also strengthens family’s links to the community and offers training and learning opportunities for parents.

The program starts in March and runs in school terms. HIPPY is funded for 30 families per year.


What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion

How the service is delivered

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

Services are available for

Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

3 - 5

To access the service, clients


Must live in Burnie City

Cost of service

Free

Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Home visits can be provided

Regions covered

North West


Contact Details

Acton Family Hub, 36 Thorne Street, Burnie 7320

0409 440 839

hippyburnie@ruralhealthtas.com.au

www.hippyaustralia.bsl.org.au/


Focus Domains

 

 

Learning

Participating