Parents and Babies Support Group

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Becoming a parent can cut you off from friends and family. Our Community Bubs program can help you become a better parent while getting you more involved in your community.

Parents and Babies Support Group

Home > Get support > Babies and Children

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are not able to facilitate these group services face to face.

We are exploring ways to deliver this service online and look forward to updating you soon. Whilst our physical service centres are closed, we are still available via phone or email for you to access our services.

Phone: +61 3 8599 5433


Becoming a parent is a major step. It can isolate you from your friends, and even affect your self-confidence. Family Life’s Community Bubs program can help you develop your parenting skills, grow your self confidence and support you to meet your child’s developmental needs.

Is Community Bubs right for me?

Community Bubs can help parents and carers to build strong attachments with your baby, equipping you with the skills needed to ensure your baby thrives and develops in a safe and supportive home environment.

To be eligible for the program you must be:

  • in your final trimester.
  • have a child between 0 and 4 years old.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time mother or you’ve done this before, whether you have a partner or are a single parent, Community Bubs can help you grow.

How can Community Bubs help?

Our professional staff and trained volunteers can support you in all sorts of ways. Over the course of 6 to 12 months, we can:

  • Help you build self-esteem and confidence as a parent
  • Help you make positive parenting habits
  • Introduce you to other groups and services in your local community
  • Connect you with other support services
  • Share information about infant development, mental health awareness, and the impact of family violence on infant development
  • Help you improve communication skills with other family members

We’ll work with you to build a strong foundation, so, together with the right community connections, to playgroups, support groups and educational programs you can continue to look after your infant for their future development and wellbeing.

What programs are part of Family Life’s infant support services?

To better connect you with the community and build your parenting skills and confidence, Family Life has a number of programs and activities available:

  • Circle of Security group
  • Creating Lasting Connections group (currently on hold)
  • Infant first aid programs
  • Mother Goose
  • Jive, Jiggle and Jump
  • Keith Street Playtime Buddies

How can I be part of this?

To find out more about any of the programs or playgroups, contact Family Life on (03) 8599 5433 or send an email to

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