The Jindi Family and Community Centre supports families in Melbourne’s outer north to build a good life.

The Jindi Family and Community Centre opened in February 2015 and is a partnership between BSL, the City of Whittlesea and Goodstart Early Learning.

The centre is housed in a state-of-the-art $7 million facility provided by the City of Whittlesea council.

Helping communities succeed

New communities in our cities have less access to jobs, educational opportunities and transport connections. We are committed to helping these communities succeed through the services at the centre.

The vision of Jinidi is for children and families in the community to be empowered to reach their goals in a community that is active, connected and engaged.

Services at the centre

We have a range of fun and engaging Early Years programs to help families build on their skills to support their child’s development and learning. Bookings are essential for all programs. Programs are facilitated by qualified Early Years Practitioners and are FREE to attend.

Supported Playgroup

We facilitate weekly supported playgroup sessions during school terms. Supported Playgroups provide children, parents and carers the opportunities to learn and grow together through play based activities. The playgroups are facilitated by qualified Early Years Practitioners and are FREE to attend.

Baby and Toddler Time

A fun and supportive group for parents with babies aged 0-18 months to come together at Jindi to share in play activities and making connections with other local parents. Baby and Toddler Time is facilitated by a qualified Early Years Practitioner and is FREE to attend.

Free to be Me

Free to be me is an inclusive support group, free from judgment for parents, carers and their children aged 18 months - 6 years that require additional support. Free to be Me provides opportunities for families to be connected to local supports and services, gain skills and knowledge through play and workshops to further support their child and socialise with families on a similar journey. Sessions will include sensory based play opportunities and gross motor skills.

Jindi Juniors Music Group

Jindi Juniors is a music group for parents and their children to learn and grow together through music and movement. Join us for fun rhythm activities, songs and dancing! Weekly sessions include using a variety of musical instruments, puppets and games.

School Readiness Programs

Little Learners is a school readiness program designed to support kindergarten aged children to develop social and emotional skills to prepare for school. We also supports parents one-on-one to understand the school system and prepare for school including support to enrol.

Individual Parent Support & Home Visits

A specialist practitioner can support parents who have children aged 0-5. A focus on home learning opportunities for children, developing the child/parent relationship, general parenting support as well as links and referrals for specialist services. By appointment only.

Jindi Early Years also offers various parenting workshops, events, school holiday activities and outdoor programs.

We offer supports and connections to local services including onsite Kindergarten and Maternal Child Health.

To find out more or make a booking, contact us: