HIPPY program

Helping children in Sunshine, Braybrook, West Footscray and Maidstone be school ready

Be your child’s first teacher.  Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free two year early learning and parenting program offered through cohealth that aims to empower families to have fun learning together.

HIPPY starts when a child begins 4 year old kindergarten and continues through the child’s first year of school (prep year) at your home.

HIPPY sets you up with a home tutor who comes to your home, giving you the tools and support to read, play and age appropriate educational activities with your child.

There is also peer-to-peer support, training and learning opportunities for parents, carers and children – all aimed at building self-esteem and confidence for a smooth transition to school.

What do I need to do?

cohealth run the HIPPY program for families with children beginning 4 year old kindergarten living in Sunshine, Braybrook, West Footscray and Maidstone.

Self and professional referrals are welcome – just contact our HIPPY Braybrook Coordinator (details below).

What will it cost me?

There is no cost for this service.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia.

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

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