Free fun for kids
PLAY-based learning has long been recognised as an effective approach to support early childhood care and development.
Through safe and supported play, children are given opportunities to learn, grow and prepare for school.
The Intensive Supported Playscheme program runs in about 80 locations throughout Australia and 34 locations in south-east Queensland.
With trained staff and family support workers, the program provides early learning activities and parenting support for vulnerable families and children under the age of six.
Family support workers get to know families during the two-hour weekly play sessions and provide extra support, advice and links to services where needed.
The south-east Queensland ISP Program was established in Brisbane in 1982.
The free program operates from a mobile playscheme van.
Trained early childhood and family support workers provide children with fun and educational activities, and parents with advice, skills, links and referrals to other community services.
The program is at Gin Gin, Dear Street Park on Wednesday every second week, 9.30–11.30am. For further information, phone 0411 668 852.