Waranwarin Child and Family Centre

Family Support Program

105 Townson Avenue, Minto 2566

Through the Family Support Program at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation we strive to give families opportunities where parents and carers are invested in their children’s lives from birth.

Families experience positive programs and activities that improve and build on parents’ knowledge. This includes education and health with a cultural approach.

Our Family Support Program works closely and in conjunction with Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures, Oorunga Wandarrah MACs Centre and Waranwarin Child and Family Centre.

We work with all families who have Aboriginal children up to the age of 12 years old.

If you would like more information on any program and activities that we offer please contact the team.


This playgroup is based at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and supported by Northcott.

Our playgroup provides health support and educational activities where families feel connected.

In addition to this, we can link families to a variety of different services to help guide them with their children’s needs.

For more information please contact the team on 02 9820 7447


This playgroup is based at Waranwarin Tharawal Aboriginal Child and Family centre offering a wide range of activities.

We provide a cultural environment where families can come and explore different aspects of play.

In addition to this, staff from the local health district visit playgroup providing information relevant for families.

For more information please contact the team on 02 9820 7447


For many successful years the Family Support Program have been involved in the Cultural Sewing Program where parents learn new skills & make new friends.

The Cultural Sewing Program is on every Tuesday from 10.30am in the Bullabulla demountable at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation.

For more information please contact the team on 02 9820 7447


We offer a range of specific parenting programs that families are able to access including

  • Triple P,
  • 123 Magic
  • Circle of Security

Our programs build on parent’s strengths whilst providing support and strategies that help
parent’s skill and knowledge.

Parenting programs are held every school term at Waranwarin in partnership with our Brighter Futures team or through Catholic Care.


Additional Programs

The Deadly Homework Club

The Deadly Homework Club is for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students from Kindergarten to Year 3 who need extra support in Numeracy and Literacy.


Family Camps

Bay of Plenty Lodges
Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay NSW

Family Camps are an extension of our Holiday Program where positive parenting can be modelled in a culturally friendly environment.

Parents and children have an opportunity to have a positive experience where life skills and parenting strategies are incorporated into all of the activities during the family camp.

Holiday Programs

We offer activities during school holiday periods that are cultural, fun and incorporate everyday skills and models positive parenting.

The holiday programs are not just for our kids it’s for our families and we focus on family togetherness and positive experiences.

Please contact our team if you would like more information on our holiday activities.

Referal Service

Through the Family Support Program we meet many different community members that have unique needs.

As we build positive relationships with our families.

We earn their trust and confidence so we can connect them to a range of services.

This including programs within our organisation as well as external agencies that can help the best.

Waranwarin Early Learning Centre

Early Learning Centre ia an Aboriginal long day centre that will cater for the needs of children from 6 weeks old to 6 years old. We offer an educational program supporting the development of your child in a culturally appropriate environment. Transport available in some areas

Waranwarin Child & Family Centre

Providing a range of services to help parents, carers and children, services include education through Waranwarin Early Learning Centre and family support through our Family Programs.


Child and Family Health Clinic advice and information in all areas of being a parent for children 0-5yrs old. Includes blue book and developmental health checks.