Programs


Our before and after school care programs offer recreational and learning programs for children aged 5 – 12 years old during school terms.

Our aim is to create a safe and caring environment where children can choose to participate in a range of play-based activities that engage, promote curiosity and learning, and are driven by the interests of the children attending the program.

Our vacation care programs and pupil free day programs offer a range of structured and unstructured experiences for children ages 5 – 12 years during non school term time.

The experiences offered allow children to build friendships while being involved in a choice of activities. We encourage self directed activity and exploration of the world we live in through art, craft, cooking, drama, excursions, and indoor and outdoor projects and games.

Our programs for babies and children from birth to five years are offered in education and care environments where the care, safety and working in the best interest of the child is paramount to our service delivery.

Our approach is to provide an educational curriculum that responds to the individual needs of the children in our care, providing a program that engages each child, promotes learning and discovery, fosters positive self-image and a child’s independence and self-help skills. Our babies to five programs include; Long day care and Occasional care.

Our Toy library offers a range of toys and equipment to families and organisations located in the Inner West who care for and have responsibilities for babies and children up to six years of age.

The Toy Library is a support service aimed at providing children and families access to a range of toys that are age appropriate and allow children a choice of activities that promote the acquisition of curiosity and learning.

Hours: Mon to Wed 9.30am – 11.30am during school term.
Phone: (02) 8741 0500
Address: 23 Weldon Street, Burwood, NSW 2134

Our Family Support Service works with families across the Inner West of Sydney to build family capacity and enhance the well-being of families and children through the provision of a range of integrated support services focused on delivering positive outcomes for families.

The Summer Hill Service is funded to support and provide intervention to families in response to their unique circumstances and needs.  The service aims to support family functioning, increase the use of positive parenting practices, strengthen the relationship between parents and children, improve knowledge about local services and expand families’ supportive social networks.

The Family Support Services available through the program include:

  • Case work and case management
  • Counselling
  • Practical support
  • Information and advice
  • Advocacy; and
  • Referral to other support agencies

In addition, the service offers therapeutic support groups and educational groups throughout the year.  These currently include:

  • Postnatal Distress Support Group
  • Circle of Security Parenting Group
  • Musical Beginnings for Mothers and Babies

To access the services the program has to offer, families can self-refer, be referred by a Weldon program or by another community agency.

To make an appointment to attend our office or schedule a home visit our family support worker can be contacted on:
Phone: (02) 9797 8676 or 0433 069 974
Email: shfs@weldon.com.au
Address: Summer Hill Community Centre
, 131 Smith Street , Summer Hill, NSW 2130