Council recognises the irreplaceable role grandparents hold in their families and in our wider community. Please find below a range of supports, programs and information aimed at grandparents.
Grandparents Victoria (GPV) is a state-wide non-profit organisation of grandparents working together to shape a positive future for all children.
Grandparents Victoria aims to:
For further information please visit www.grandparents.com.au or call 9372 2422.
A playgroup is a group of parents, grandparents or carers who regularly come together with pre-school aged children to engage in play and socialise. Whitehorse has a number of playgroups who all welcome grandparents and their grandchildren. For more information, please download the Playgroups & Toy Libraries Brochure 2018 (328.48kB).
There are also three specific playgroups for grandparents:
When: Wednesday 9.30am
Where: Koonung Cottage
Community House, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn North
Further information: 9878 firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Monday 10am
Where: Salvation Army Mitcham Corps, 325 Mitcham Road, Mitcham
Further information: 9285 email@example.com@miceastmelb.com.au
When: Thursday 10am
Where: One Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn
Further information: 8878 firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month 9:30am
Where: EACH, 14 Silver Grove, Nunawading
Further information: 8878 email@example.com
Kinship care is the care provided by relatives or a member of a child’s social network when a child cannot live with their parents.
The Kinship Care Provider for Whitehorse is Anglicare Victoria, 7-11 Shipley Road, Box Hill.Please phone: 9896 6322 for more information.
Grandparent Child Care Benefit is available to you if you are a grandparent who:
Grandparent Child Care Benefit covers the full cost of the total fee charged for Child Care Benefit eligible hours – up to 50 hours for each child in Child Care Benefit approved care each week.
To find more information about Grandparent Child Care Benefit, please visit the Department of Human Services website or call 136 150.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131Australia
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org