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 Children's Centre
- Relationships Australia NSW Community Builders
- CASS Care
- Link Housing
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.
Early Childhood Health Centre
Early Childhood Health Centre (ECHC) is a centre providing health screening, information and support on parenting, child health and development for parents and caregivers with children 0-5 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 appointment
Phone: 9926 5920
Where: Ground Level
West Ryde Neighbourhood Children's Centre
The West Ryde Neighbourhood Children's Centre is a community-based not-for-profit long day care centre and preschool for children from six weeks to six years of age. The Centre 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.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7.00am – 6.00pm
Phone: 02 9874 6206
Relationships Australia NSW Community Builders
Community Builders provides tailored programs and services to strengthen community and help children and young people be safe, resilient and achieve their full potential. Community Builders offer a range of different services and programs in various language to support communities. We have substantial experience working with CALD communities and in offering culturally safe and aware programs. Community Builders are passionate about developing the skills and capabilities of children, young people and those who care for them. We work directly with schools and community groups to provide tailored program and service which help their cohorts be safe, resilient and achieve their full potential.
Where: Level 1
CASS Care is a community-based organisation established in 2002. It provides a comprehensive range of social and welfare services to multicultural communities, covering a wide geographical area including Metropolitan Sydney. CASS serves people in the general community, especially those of East Asian backgrounds, including Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians, Vietnamese, Malaysians and Singaporeans, etc.
Services offered: Settlement services for Chinese/Korean community (Casework and Referral), Senior social groups, Aged Care Services (HCP, CHSP, STRC), Disability Services, Vacation/Training Services, and Volunteering opportunities. Weekly program details: Chinese/Korean senior social group, Disability activity group, Carers group.
Where: Ground Floor and Level 1
Phone: 9063 8808
Link Wentworth provide a range of housing products and services for people on low to moderate incomes, as well as those living with a disability. Services and programs include social housing, meanwhile-use housing, affordable housing, Private Rental Assistance (PRA), disability housing, rent choice start safely, repairs and maintenance, Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS), sustainable tenancy team, tenancy support and advocacy.
Where: Level 2
Phone: 02 9412 5111
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
Where: Level 3
Phone: 02 9334 0111