Anglicare SA

School Readiness Program

What the service offers

This is the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters, (HIPPY), a two-year, home-based parenting and early childhood enrichment program that supports children and their families during the crucial early years. Parents are empowered and supported to be involved in and guide their preschool aged children’s learning experiences before they commence school. The program supports parents to be their children’s first teacher, developing foundations for learning and providing parents with confidence and skills to enrich their child’s learning environment.

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia.

Who can access the service

  • Families with children aged four and five and who live in the Elizabeth or Onkaparinga Council area.
  • For more information, visit the HIPPY website

Steps on how to access the service

Individuals and families can contact AnglicareSA directly. Other agencies may also refer.

Elizabeth Grove Coordinator – (08) 8209 5743

Onkaparinga Coordinator – (08) 8186 8942