Family resources in and around Ipswich

 

UnitingCare is partnering with the Commonwealth and Queensland governments to trial better ways to let new parents and parents-to-be know about support services in the Ipswich region. Through Parent Link, parents and carers of children in their first 1,000 days of life (from pregnancy to age two) can volunteer to receive text messages about parenting, child development and support services close to them.

 

Playgroups

Outreach Playgroup Lowood

Community Centre
Peace Street, Lowood


When: Tuesday 11:30am to 12:30pm
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Have fun while building confidence, make new friends and develop new skills through play.
Outreach Playgroup Laidley

Free Range Kids
Patrick Street, Laidley


When: Tuesday 9:30am to 10:30am
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Have fun while building confidence, make new friends and develop new skills through play.
Little Joey's Playgroup Ipswich

Ipswich Children and Family Centre
27Roderick Street, Ipswich


When: Monday 10:00am to 11:30am
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Have fun while building confidence, make new friends and develop new skills through play.
Sing and Grow Playgroup

Ipswich Children and Family Centre
27Roderick Street, Ipswich


When: Tuesday 10:00am to 11:00am
Phone: 07 3810 3000

This playgroup encourages shared play between parents and their children.
Lowood Playgroup

Lowood State School
34 Prospect Street, Lowood


When: Tuesday 11:30am to 12:30pm
Phone: 07 3810 3000

A range of art, music, indoor and outdoor activities. Light morning tea provided, bring a hat and water bottle.
Kambu Kidz Ipswich

Children and Family Centre
27 Roderick Street, Ipswich


When: Friday 10:00am to 12:00pm
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Have fun while building confidence, make new friends and develop new skills through play.
Cultural Playgroup Lowood

Community Centre
Peace Street, Lowood


When: Wednesday 11:30am to 12:30pm
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Have fun while building confidence, make new friends and develop new skills through play.

Classes

Muzique – Kids music classes

Classes around Greater Ipswich and Springfield


Phone: Rachael 0402 909 692
Email: [email protected]

For ages 0 to 4 years. Muzique has a variety of musical programs such as music therapy, learning to play the violin and guitar, guitar repairs and various kids activities.
Little Kickers Soccer Ipswich and Springfield

Classes around Greater Ipswich and Springfield


Phone: Phil 0426 240 884 Email: [email protected]

A soccer program for kids aged 18months – 7 years old. You can experience Little Kickers with a free trial.
Water Safety Ipswich         

Children and Family Centre
27 Roderick Street, Ipswich


When: Tuesday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Learn water safety for children aged 3 months to 3 years.

Events


Libraries

Various libraries hold different events for the community. You can find an event near you in IpswichBoonah and Esk.

Discover Ipswich

Discover Ipswich is a comprehensive list of all child friendly hot spots and community events. 

 

Health Care

Antenatal and Postnatal Care – Laidley

Laidley Clinic
2/235 Patrick Street, Laidley


When: Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Phone: 07 5465 3541

Providing women centred care throughout your pregnancy experience and up to 6 weeks Postnatal, at Kambu or in your own home.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care – Ipswich

Ipswich Clinic
27 Roderick Street, Ipswich


When: Thursday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Phone: 07 3810 3000

Providing women centred care throughout your pregnancy experience and up to 6 weeks Postnatal, at Kambu or in your own home.
Children's Therapy Drop-In Clinic Goodna

Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna


When: Friday 8:30am to 11:30am
Phone: 07 3817 2324

No appointment necessary! Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology. Drop-in Clinics allow families to raise any concerns about their children.
Children's Therapy Drop-In Clinic Ipswich

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich


When: Tuesday 8:30am to 11:30am
Phone: 07 3817 2324

No appointment necessary! Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology. Drop-in Clinics allow families to raise any concerns about their children.
Well Baby Drop-in Clinic

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich


When: Friday 8:30am to 11:30am
Phone: 07 3817 2340

Call for other locations
No appointment necessary! Brief consultation with a Child Health Nurse to discuss growth, development, feeding, sleep and more.
Breastfeeding Clinics

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich
Phone: 07 3817 2340
When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30am to 11:00am

Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna
Phone: 07 3818 4800
When: Tuesday & Friday 8:30am to 11:00am

Fourth Trimester

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich
Phone: 07 3817 2340


Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna
Phone: 07 3818 4800


Call for availability! A 5 week education program for parents with their new babies.
Parent Education Group

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich
Phone: 07 3817 2340


Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna
Phone: 07 3818 4800


Wednesday 10:30am - 11:30am (during school term)
A variety of information sessions related to infant and toddler care
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

A program offered to assist parents to recognise common causes of child behaviour problems and to provide parents with strategies to manage behavioural issues.

Call for times and locations
Phone: 07 3817 2340

Hearing Clinics

Available for Children 4 - 18 years
By appointment


Contact Central Intake
Phone: 1800 607 030

Circle of Security Parenting Program

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich
Phone: 07 3817 2340


Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna
Phone: 07 3818 4800


An 8 week program focusing on developing and enhancing a secure parent and child relationship.
Post Natal Depression Therapy Group

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich
Phone: 07 3817 2340


Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna
Phone: 07 3818 4800


An 8 week program for women experiencing mood difficulties in the first 12 months following the birth of their baby.
Sleep Talk

Ipswich Health Plaza
21 Bell Street, Ipswich


Phone: 07 3817 2340
Monday 11:30am - 12:30pm

Goodna Community Health
81 Queen Street, Goodna


Phone: 07 3818 4800
Friday 11:30am - 12:30pm
No appointment necessary! Infant sleep ans settling information for 0 - 12 months.
Immunisation clinics

Immunisation clinics are run through Ipswich City Council at various locations.

 

Disability Support

NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention

24 East Street, Ipswich


When: Tuesday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Phone: 1300 003 224
Email: [email protected]

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. Please visit ndis.gov.au/ecei for more information.

 

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