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 playgroup & toy library brochure 2018 (325.08kB).
There are also three specific playgroups for grandparents:
When: Wednesdays from 10am Where: Koonung Cottage Community House, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn NorthContact details: 9878 6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Every Monday 10am - 12 noonWhere: 325 Mitcham Road, MitchamContact details: 0435 316 118 or email@example.comPoster: Mitcham Chinese Grandparents Playgroup Poster (302.94kB)
When: Tuesdays at 9:30amWhere: Mitcham Community House, 19 Brunswick Road, MitchamContact details: 9873 4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month – 9:30am until 11amWhere: 14 Silver Grove, NunawadingContact: Melanie Fear 8878 3806Poster: Each - Grand Parenting Support (534.11kB)
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: email@example.com