Rural Health Tasmania

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Children) - West Coast

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 West Coast

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Home visits can be provided

Regions covered

North West

Contact Details

9 Orr Street, Queenstown 7467

6471 3017

Focus Domains