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HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters)

HIPPY is a home-based early learning and parenting program for families with young children. HIPPY has a specially designed and structured 45-week curriculum of learning activities spread across two years to assist children to achieve at school. HIPPY uses activities and storybooks that are fun and educational and are aligned to the Australian Early Years Framework and National Quality Standards. Home tutors schedule regular weekly or fortnightly visits with parents to work through activities in the family’s home or in community locations.

Parents are encouraged to participate in fortnightly parent groups.

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

Information, Advice and Education
Support Services

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

3 - 5

To access the service, clients

Must live in Brighton

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


Contact Details

145 Bathurst Street Hobart 7000

03 6231 9488

Focus Domains





Being loved and safe

Being healthy