ParentsNext

We work with parents to identify their education and career goals, helping them to plan and prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age.

children playing on swing set

The project helps parents to identify and address barriers to employment, such as: lack of education; limited work experience; health concerns; housing instability; family issues.

ParentsNext can link parents with services in the local community.

This can help parents to:

  • increase their educational qualifications
  • develop practical skills to get a job
  • access child care assistance

We have the flexibility to tailor assistance to meet a parent’s individual needs and work with a range of other organisations that focus on: migrant services; local health services; educational services; local government; job services.


When and where?

Broadmeadows
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm at Kangan TAFE Broadmeadows, Pearcedale Parade, Building A, Room 113.

Please call Victoria to arrange a time to come in or for a general chat about the project. Drop-ins are welcome on Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm.

Contact Victoria on 0439 730 160 or victoria.haggerston(at)bsl.org.au

Walking group at Broadmeadows
Time to get active! Slip on your walking shoes, put the little ones in their stroller and get the blood pumping. Our walking group is a great opportunity to socialise and meet other parents. All welcome.

We meet every Wednesday, 9:30–11am at Kangan TAFE Broadmeadows, Pearcedale Parade, Building A, Room 113. Call Victoria for more information on 0439 730 160.

Craigieburn
ParentsNext Craigieburn is open on Thursdays, 9am – 5pm. Call Caroline on 0490 435 969 to arrange a time to come in or for a general chat about the project.

The building is called Connections@Hothlyn, located at 120 Hothlyn Drive, Craigieburn, Victoria 3064.

Sunbury
ParentsNext Sunbury is open on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The office is located at 36 Macedon Street, Sunbury, Victoria, 3429.

Call Caroline on 0490 435 969 to arrange a time to come in or for a general chat about the project.


Who is eligible

Parents whose youngest child is aged under six, have had no paid employment in the last six months and live in the Victorian local government area of Hume, which includes Broadmeadows, Tullamarine, Gladstone Park, Craigieburn, Greenvale, Roxburgh Park and Sunbury.


Contact

Victoria Haggerston
ParentsNext Manager 
0439 730 160 or victoria.haggerston(at)bsl.org.au

Partner
Funded by Australian Department of Employment 

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