This in-home program is for children eligible to attend 3-year-old kinder and their families. The program aims to build self-esteem and confidence for a smooth transition to school.

Service details

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) aims to empower families to support their child’s learning at an age-appropriate level. An in-home Mentor is engaged to support your family at your home. The program begins when the child is in three-year-old kinder (or child-care) and continues through the child’s first year at school to support a smooth school transition.

The Mentor will meet Parents/Carers regularly to provide the following:

  • Support for Parents/Carers to be their children’s first teachers
  • Tools to support play and age-appropriate educational activities
  • Information regarding training opportunities for Parents/Carers

Give us a call

9448 6275

Fees & eligibility

This service is available for children who attend 3-year-old kinder (or childcare) in the following suburbs:

  • Sunshine
  • Braybrook
  • West Footscray
  • Maidstone

If you are a parent or carer and would like this service for your child, call us on 9448 6275 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday. You can also email the HIPPY program co-ordinator here:

Health professionals can also refer children to this service via phone or email.

This service is free.

Available at 1 locations

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 9448 5507
Facsimile: 7000 1811
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cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, inner-north and inner-west, and the east coast of Tasmania.

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