Parenting & Family Services

"Our children are our future."

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Circle of Security

The Circle of Security (COS) Parenting program offers parents and carers a unique opportunity to reflect on their relationship with their child in a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space.

The COS program will support you to become more aware and

responsive to your child’s emotional needs and is focused on

supporting and strengthening the parent and child relationship.


Two experienced facilitators guide and support you in:

  • understanding your child’s needs as they grow

  • helping children feel safe and nurtured

  • learning about parenting influences

  • becoming more confident as a parent


Creche provided on site and program runs throughout the school term.

The Spiers Centre offers the wider Circle of Security program providing ongoing and extensive support to parents and care givers in strengthening relationships with their children. 

The following programs are offered at The Spiers Centre 

  • Circle of Security - Parenting Workshop

  • Circle of Security - Circle Conversations in a playgroup setting

Expressions of interest can be made by calling:

Vanessa: 0413 388 576

Rebecca: 0410 071 115

Presented by The Spiers Centre in collaboration with

Attuned Relationships

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Playgroups are a great way for children to interact with others in a fun and safe environment along with a sense of belonging to the community, opportunities to form friendships and share ideas and information.

Our playgroups are designed to help children learn, play and grow. They provide children opportunities to develop fine motor skills,  hand-eye co-ordination as well as learning to socialise and talk with other children.

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For more information and to register please call 9401 2699 or email

We are a nut-free zone.

Parents must stay during the playgroups. Please bring along your morning tea (we are a nut free zone) and cost for all playgroups is $7 per session.


How will your children benefit from playgroup?

  • Playgroups are safe and nurturing environment where children can play and learn.

  • Enhance healthy early brain development through play.

  • Opportunities for children to create, invent, reason and problem solve.

  • Opportunities to build attachment between adults and children as they play together, and share time and experiences.

  • Learn social skills as they negotiate with peers, resolve conflict, take turns, share and make friends.

  • Build resilience to enable them to cope with new situations and manage stress and adapt to change.

How will families benefit from playgroup?

  • A space where families can create their own locally based friends and social networks.

  • A place where parents and caregivers can support each other through sharing ideas, parenting experiences, concerns and information.

  • Build family capacity through peer support.

  • A place where families can build long-term friendships as their children grow and transition to school.

  • Affordable and regular opportunities for families to enjoy a shared outing.

Playgroup is fun! There are many and varied activities, new children to play with and group activities your children may not experience at home.