Children and Parenting Support

Samaritans Child and Parenting Support, including Kinship Care can help you with caring for children.

Case Management

If you need support with caring for your child because of housing, financial, health or parenting challenges, our Child and Parenting Support Case Managers can help you navigate these issues.

Our case managers offer group or individual sessions in these programs:

  • Circle of Security
  • PuP – Parents under Pressure
  • Bringing Up Great Kids
  • Tuning in to Kids
  • 123 Magic Emotion Coaching

Samaritans staff can also visit your home for one on one support and case management.

Educator Facilitated Playgroups

Samaritans free playgroups, for children aged from birth to 6 years, are¬†facilitated by experienced professional educators. Educators can provide advice and information about parenting, children’s behaviour, play, communication and community support.

The playgroups provide a structured and positive learning environment where children can socialise, play and learn. They are also a great way for parents to meet and share their experiences.

We celebrate parents being the best teachers of their children. Many families benefit from the supported playgroups as it promotes learning through play, having fun and spending quality time with your child.

The Playgroups offer a range of activities for children and their parents/carers to enjoy, including craft, games, music and stories, with morning tea provided.

The goal of the playgroups is for you to have fun with your child.

The Playgroups are located in Kurri Kurri, Windale, Beresfield, Woodrising and Coonabarabran.

For more information on times and locations please contact:

Kurri Kurri – Marcia Spitzkowsky

Windale and Beresfield – Sharna Milgate

Woodrising – Allison Forsyth

Coonabarabran – Liz Fox

Kinship Care

For specific information see the link here Kinship Care

Contact Details

Phone Number
Marcia Spitzkowsky on 0437 101 755 or Sharna Milgate on 0418 453 848 or Allison Forsyth on 0428 166 119 or Liz Fox on 0428 920 374
Contact Email
marcia.spitzkowsky@samaritans.org.au or sharna.milgate@samaritans.org.au or allison.forsyth@samaritans.org.au or liz.fox@samaritans.org.au