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Child and Family Hub

The City of Ryde is committed to making Ryde a City of Wellbeing where all residents feel supported and cared for in their community, through the provision of ample services and facilities. 

West Ryde Community Centre

3 - 5 Anthony Road, West Ryde

This ongoing commitment is made real in the bricks and mortar of Council’s newly built community hub, the West Ryde Community Centre, where Council has provided affordable community space to not-for-profit community organisations to deliver community services.

The Services in the Hub include:

  • The Northern Centre
  • Early Childhood Health Centre
  • West Ryde Neighbourhood Childcare Centre
  • Relationships Australia
  • Good Beginnings
  • Korean Lifeline
  • The Benevolent Society

The West Ryde Community Centre is the first hub in the City of Ryde, designed to co-locate a variety of services committed to improving the wellbeing of local children and their families. 

Council believes that a key benefit of the community hub model is that it significantly adds-value to Council and services’ capacity for partnerships, joint initiatives, improved referral pathways and information share. It is anticipated that increased collaboration and service integration will have a tangible benefit for children and families in Ryde. 

The City of Ryde is therefore investing in the Hub with a model to increase collaboration and partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding.

The Northern Centre

The Northern Centre is a community-based organisation that provides practical and emotional support for families, adolescents and children who are experiencing stress or crisis.

The Northern Centre offers early intervention services including parenting coaching, counselling for individuals and families, advocacy, referral and case management.

Services are free and confidential.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm 
Phone: 9334 0111 
Where: Ground Level 
Email: admin@thenortherncentre.org.au
Website: www.thenortherncentre.org.au

Early Childhood Health Centre

Early Childhood Health Centre (ECHC) is a centre providing information and support on parenting, child health and development for parents and caregivers with children under five years of age. This service is provided by nurses with training and experience in child and family health. For residents from the City of Ryde only.

Hours: Please call to book  your first appointment
Phone: 8876 0200 
Where: Ground Level

West Ryde Neighbourhood Childcare Centre

The West Ryde Neighbourhood Childcare Centre (WRNCC) is a community-based not-for-profit long day care centre and preschool for children from six weeks to six years of age. WRNCC is a high-quality, accredited service with qualified teachers and an excellent learning program. The Centre has been working in partnership with families and the community since 1983.

Phone: 9874 6206

Relationships Australia

An information and referral centre providing information on services, community activities / events and assisted referrals. It is a place for people to visit for free coffee / tea, use of computers and printing / photocopying, laminating, internet and meetings rooms. A Hub which runs free English Conversational classes, Computer lessons, Men’s Group, Cultural groups, Social Groups – Chai Time, Craft Groups, Volunteering opportunities, Community Information Workshops, Cultural Events.

Free services include: JP service, Korean translation, Legal Support, Computer repairs.

Anyone is welcome. We share our space with the Indonesian Welfare Association, Korean Lifeline, Good Beginnings and Community Migrant Resource Centre.

Where: Level 1 
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm  
Phone: 9858 3029
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rydehub

Good Beginnings – Ryde Community Hub

Good Beginnings provides free early childhood and practical parenting programs for children and families. They include:

  • Supported playgroups
  • A transition to school program
  • Parenting information
  • Education sessions
  • A parenting resource centre.

This service is available to all families with children aged 0-8 years in the Ryde local government area. Priority is given to families experiencing social isolation, young parents, single parents, families in which a child or parent has a disability or mental health issue, indigenous families and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families.

Where: Level 1 (with groups operating at West Ryde Public School) 
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Phone: 1300 734 207; 0448 414 624 (Coordinator); 0432 584 032 (Family Support Worker).

Korean Lifeline

Korean Lifeline assists Korean speakers to resolve problems in domestic violence, children’s education, depression, divorce and relationships between couples. If you are facing hardship, please call this confidential and free service in Korean. 

Where: Level 1 
Hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm (phone service only) 
Phone: 9804 6002 or 9858 5900

The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society delivers programs, including Brighter Futures Northern Sydney and Aboriginal Early Years Project, for families with children from 0 – 8 years. Our multi-disciplinary team will work together with families on parenting, child development and family relationships. Many services are offered including home visiting; supported playgroup; parenting programs for mums, dads, grandparents and other carers; child development and also child care placement. Families can be referred or contact the team themselves.

Where: Level 3
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm 
Phone: 9814 5100
Website: www.benevolent.org.au

Last updated on 2 February 2017