Children, youth & family support

Waverley values and supports families. Residents and workers can choose a variety of education and care environments for their 0-5 year-old children while they undertake paid work and/or participate in community life.

It is also a bustling hub for young people from all over Sydney.

Our beaches and parks, arts, culture and sporting facilities, schools and transport interchange attract are used by young people from across eastern and inner Sydney, making Waverley an important regional hub.

Children’s services provided directly by Council include four Long Day Care services, a Family Day Care Service, and a Family and Community Support Worker.

Council also supports a number of community-based services for children, families and young people.

We provide:

  • Children’s Services: Long Day Care, Preschools and Family Day Care in Waverley provide high-quality education and care programs.
  • Support for families of children enrolled in Council's children's services. We assist in providing priority of access to children with additional needs into Waverley Council's Early Education Centres and Family Day Care services.
  • Young people: Waverley Council provides and supports a variety of activities and services for young people with the aim of ensuring their full inclusion in the social, economic and cultural life of our community.

    We are currently trialing an innovative new youth program to help young people understand opportunities for careers in creative and cultural industries, and assist transition to employment. Click here for more info.

Council provides affordable accommodation and meeting rooms for community organisations, and grants to support their operation. Every year, we undertake direct consultation with young people to ensure their voice is heard on at least one major Council project that will affect their daily lives.

Parenting Seminars - Coming Soon

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Porn & Your Kids

14th Nov 2018

In this talk, Professor Alan McKee, Associate Dean (Research) at UTS and an expert on healthy sexual development and sexualised entertainment, explains the research on this topic in straightforward and easy to understand terms. The key lesson is that children need age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education, why that matters, and how to go about it. Bookings at Eventbrite

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Water Safety: Keeping Our Kids Safe

5th Dec 2018

This session is for parents and carers of young children. Bruce (Hoppo) Hopkins, Head Lifeguard at Bondi Beach, will share important facts about supervising young children around water and surf education.  Bookings essential

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Talking with your teenager about challenging teen issues

1st Apr 2019

This seminar is designed for parents with children aged 10-17, who want practical, effective information and strategies to build stronger parent-child relationships and better manage and understand adolescent behaviour. This seminar will be led by experienced adolescent and family clinicians at WAYS Youth & Family.

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Need more information?

Nicole Fairley
Community Development Officer - Children, Families and Young People
Phone: 9083 8936