About Us

Welcome to the Bega Valley Child and Family Network. This website aims to provide parents,carers and service providers with information on the wide variety of support services available to families in the Bega Valley and how they can access them.

We are a group of government and non-government services dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of families in the Bega Valley Shire. Our strongest focus is on supporting those families with children aged between 0 – 8 years.

What’s Coming Up

The Village of Candelo is set to host its biennial festival from the 26th to the 28th of April 2019. Known for its thriving arts scene and farming community the bustling little village is putting on a weekend celebrating all things little that happen in a rural community.

On Friday be inspired by nationally renowned local performers in a showcase evening at the Candelo Town Hall, featuring the likes of Pete Wild, Kate Burke, Mike Martin, Melanie Horsnell, Robyn Martin and Michael Menager.

On Saturday April 27 the Candelo Park comes alive with a special field day event. Workshops on everything from fermentation to soil and water management can be explored. Discussions on local and national topics related to rural living alongside displays of old world industry and skills. This is combined with a full line-up of musicians, street performers, authors and artisans. Musicians including Mustered Courage, Kerryn Fields, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, This Way North and authors including Kate Liston-Mills, Ailsa Wild and Gabbie Stroud.

On Sunday April 28 the park turns from an education marketplace into a family fun space with a village fair for families. Expect the FUNHOUSE play zone, firewood stacking competitions, juggling workshops, youth performers, Art On The Street and generally fun filled organised activities for the entire family. Sunday afternoon will feature the soulful Benji and the Saltwater Sound System followed by Brisbane songstress power house Jackie Marshall and the band at the end of the world. The Village festival will come to an end with a closing party hosted by the Candelo Blues Club featuring some of Australia's most respected blues and roots musicians.

Presented by the Candelo Arts Society, Tickets are available NOW here:
www.trybooking.com/BBCMS
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The Village of Candelo is set to host its biennial festival from the 26th to the 28th of April 2019.  Known for its thriving arts scene and farming community the bustling little village is putting on a weekend celebrating all things little that happen in a rural community.   

On Friday be inspired by nationally renowned local performers in a showcase evening at the Candelo Town Hall, featuring the likes of Pete Wild, Kate Burke, Mike  Martin, Melanie Horsnell, Robyn Martin and Michael Menager.  

On Saturday April 27 the Candelo Park comes alive with a special field day event. Workshops on everything from fermentation to soil and water management can be explored. Discussions on local and national topics  related to rural living alongside displays of old world industry and skills. This is combined with a full line-up of musicians, street performers, authors and artisans. Musicians including Mustered Courage, Kerryn Fields, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, This  Way North and authors including Kate Liston-Mills, Ailsa Wild and Gabbie Stroud. 

On Sunday April 28 the park turns from an education marketplace into a family fun space with a village fair for families. Expect the FUNHOUSE play zone, firewood  stacking competitions, juggling workshops, youth  performers, Art On The Street and generally fun filled organised activities for the entire family. Sunday afternoon will feature the soulful Benji and the Saltwater Sound System followed by Brisbane songstress power house Jackie Marshall and the band at the end of the world. The Village festival will come to an end with a  closing party hosted by the Candelo Blues Club featuring some of Australias most respected blues and roots musicians. 

Presented by the Candelo Arts Society, Tickets are available NOW here:
https://www.trybooking.com/BBCMS

****REMINDER**** NO FLING CLASSES FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS Classes resume on Sat 23 March and run to 12 April for the 8 week term QUESTIONS? admin@flingphysicaltheatre.com.au or call 02 64920222 ... > More< Less

2 weeks ago

EDEN AND CANDELO ON DEMAND TRANSPORT SERVICE TRIAL
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1 month ago

EDEN AND CANDELO ON DEMAND TRANSPORT SERVICE TRIAL
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Fridays are for flipping!! @fLiNG!!! So come down and try a class today!!! like our new community Facebook page to stay up to date with all things fLiNG COMMUNITY CLASSES!! facebook.com/fLiNGCommunity ... > More< Less

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PARENTS AS TEACHERS FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING
25 - 27 March 2019 – Sydney
80 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

ONLY 4 PLACES REMAINING!! Registrations close Monday 18th February at 5pm.

Parents as Teachers Australia is pleased to offer evidence based Parents As Teachers Foundational Training to professionals working with families of young children, beginning prenatally until 3 years of age.

Facilitated by Parents as Teachers certified trainers who emphasise reflective practice and hands-on learning, the foundational training:

* Emphasises the PAT strengths-based approach to working with families.
* Builds relationship-based competencies for providing personal visits.
* Focuses on strengthening protective factors to improve parenting and maximise child outcomes.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an internationally recognised leader in early childhood home visitation. Using an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through home visits, PAT is implemented in many communities around the world, reaching families during the crucial early years of their children’s lives. PAT empowers and equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

Through parent educator resources, parent handouts, and activity pages, the curriculum promotes and strengthens the following content areas:

* Child Development
* Parenting Behaviours
* Parent-Child Interaction
* Development-Centred Parenting
* Family Well-Being

Our course Brochure and Fact Sheets are available on our website: www.fsn.org.au/programs/15-events/71-parents-as-teachers-training.html
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1 month ago

PARENTS AS TEACHERS FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING
25 - 27 March 2019  –  Sydney
80 William Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

ONLY 4 PLACES REMAINING!! Registrations close Monday 18th February at 5pm.

Parents as Teachers Australia is pleased  to offer evidence based Parents As Teachers Foundational Training to professionals working with families of young children, beginning prenatally until 3 years of age.

Facilitated by Parents as Teachers certified trainers who emphasise reflective practice and hands-on learning, the foundational  training:

* Emphasises the PAT strengths-based approach to working with families.
* Builds relationship-based competencies for providing personal visits.
* Focuses on strengthening protective factors to improve parenting and maximise child outcomes.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an internationally recognised leader in early childhood home visitation. Using an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through home visits, PAT is implemented in many communities around the world, reaching families during the crucial early years of their children’s lives. PAT empowers and equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

Through parent educator resources, parent handouts, and activity pages, the curriculum promotes and strengthens the following content areas:

*    Child Development
*    Parenting Behaviours
*    Parent-Child Interaction
*    Development-Centred Parenting
*    Family Well-Being

Our course Brochure and Fact Sheets are available on our website: https://www.fsn.org.au/programs/15-events/71-parents-as-teachers-training.html

Bega - Child Safe Workshop - 6 February 2019

Do you work or volunteer with children and need to know more about child safe practices?

The Office of the Children's Guardian is running a free workshop that can help you to understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace.

The Session is being held at: Bega Scout Hall, 84 Gipps Street, Bega NSW 2550 on 6 February at 10am to 4.30pm

This workshop is supported by Scouts NSW.

Participants will learn about:
• Creating a child safe culture
• Codes of conduct
• Situational prevention and effective risk management
• Effective recruitment and selection tips
• Obligations under the Working With Children Check
• Complaints management techniques

Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates.

Participants who remain for the entire duration of the workshop will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Like to know more? Visit our website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au to view other available sessions.

More information:
• Attend a free Child Safe training session
nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-i/
• NSW Working With Children Check
nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-d/
• Parents #parentscheckthecheck
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Bega - Child Safe Workshop - 6 February 2019

Do you work or volunteer with children and need to know more about child safe practices?

The Office of the Childrens Guardian is running a free workshop that can help you to understand and implement Child Safe principles in your workplace.

The Session is being held at: Bega Scout Hall, 84 Gipps Street, Bega NSW 2550 on 6 February at 10am to 4.30pm

This workshop is supported by Scouts NSW.

Participants will learn about:
• Creating a child safe culture
• Codes of conduct
• Situational prevention and effective risk management
• Effective recruitment and selection tips
• Obligations under the Working With Children Check
• Complaints management techniques

Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates.

Participants who remain for the entire duration of the workshop will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Like to know more? Visit our website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au  to view other available sessions.

More information:
• Attend a free Child Safe training session
https://nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-i/
• NSW Working With Children Check 
https://nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-d/
• Parents #parentscheckthecheck
https://nswofficeofthechildrensguardian.createsend1.com/t/j-l-phrdjuy-l-h/

PARENTS AS TEACHERS TRAINING

Please note: Our internet service has been down since last Friday, and unfortunately this has resulted in no emails being received or sent. Telstra has advised that this problem may take up to a week to fix.

We currently have our own IT team working on a short term solution, but in the mean time could all emails regarding our Parents as Teachers training be sent to parentsasteachers@gmail.com.

Below is some further information about the Parents as Teachers program for those who are interested. Please don't hesitate to email or call (02 66 212 489) with any questions or to receive a booking form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

NEW training opportunities in the internationally accredited Parents as Teachers program.

Sydney 25th – 27th March 2019.

Training will be facilitated by our Australian team, emphasising reflective practice and hands-on learning.

For organisations and individuals working with families who have children from pre-natal to 3 years of age.

Parents As Teachers is an online, portable program.

You will gain:
- Skills in supporting parenting behaviour that strengthens relationships within families
- Techniques to enhance observation skills
- Strategies to work with families
- Strategies to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
- Knowledge in early detection of developmental delays and health issues
- Techniques to prevent child abuse and neglect
- Information to increase children’s school readiness and success
- Ongoing access to the PAT online curriculum which is regularly updated to reflect new research findings

Please note: Book by 30th January 2019 for our Early Bird discount!
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2 months ago

PARENTS AS TEACHERS TRAINING

Please note: Our internet service has been down since last Friday, and unfortunately this has resulted in no emails being received or sent. Telstra has advised that this problem may take up to a week to fix. 

We currently have our own IT team working on a short term solution, but in the mean time could all emails regarding our Parents as Teachers training be sent to parentsasteachers@gmail.com. 

Below is some further information about the Parents as Teachers program for those who are interested. Please dont hesitate to email or call (02 66 212 489) with any questions or to receive a booking form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

NEW training opportunities in the internationally accredited Parents as Teachers program.

Sydney 25th – 27th March  2019.

Training will be facilitated by our Australian team, emphasising reflective practice and hands-on learning.

For organisations and individuals working with families who have children from pre-natal to 3 years of age.

Parents As Teachers is an online, portable program.

You will gain:
-          Skills in supporting parenting behaviour that strengthens relationships within families
-          Techniques to enhance observation skills
-          Strategies to work with families
-          Strategies to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
-          Knowledge in early detection of developmental delays and health issues
-          Techniques to prevent child abuse and neglect
-          Information to increase children’s school readiness and success
-    Ongoing access to the PAT online curriculum which is regularly updated to reflect new research findings

Please note: Book by 30th January 2019 for our Early Bird discount!Image attachment
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