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Early years family support

Fun group programs supporting parents, grandparents, carers and children.


  • Group programs for parents, grandparents and carers of children up to 12 years of age.
  • Build your parenting skills and connect with other parents, supports and resources in the community.
  • Programs are available throughout Melbourne in Fawkner, Doreen, Braybrook and Brunswick

Your support resource while raising children

Raising children is one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever do, but it’s not always easy. 

Those early years are crucial for your child to build on skills such as language and communication.

For parents, it’s a perfect time to build attachment and interaction.

MCM provides a range of programs to assist mothers, fathers, grandparents or carers of children up to 12 years. These services are fun, interactive and allow parents and carers to develop their parenting skills in a safe environment.

Is this for me?

Family support services are for people who care for a child under 12 years. Some of our programs require a referral to access these services. For more information on referrals, please get in touch with us.

The sessions are a great way of receiving parenting ideas and tips. They also give participants the opportunity to meet other parents and carers in their community. Some sessions are designed for children to attend. These sessions focus on child development, which is enhanced by play-based experiences that can be replicated at home.

Each of our locations offer many services with a variety of parenting programs and supported playgroups in Melbourne, Victoria.

We offer Early Links services in Fawkner, and further family support programs and playgroups in Doreen, Braybrook and Brunswick.

Program Fawkner  Doreen  Braybrook  Brunswick 
Early Links  X

Parent-Child Mother Goose  X X X X
After school family learning 

Parenting programs

Pop-up holiday programs

Supported playgroup

Grandparent & grandchild playgroup


Circle of Security


For more information about the Parent-Child Mother Goose program, please visit their website.

Our partners

MCM’s work is made possible through the remarkable generosity of our supporters and partners.

Our Early Years Family Support Programs are proudly supported by Flora and Frank Leith Charitable Trust and William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund.


Fawkner: Early Links Program 03 9385 3207 or email

Doreen, Braybrook and Brunswick: email

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