Riverwood Community Centre Child Youth Teen services

Child, youth and family services

Riverwood Children’s Centre is a community based, non-profit organization and has operated under this name since 1979. It is funded by the Department of Community Services.

The Centre offers quality care and education for twenty 0-5 year olds per day. It operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. We offer care for a block of 3 days or a block of 2 days only.We work very closely with Riverwood Family Support Service, located on the premises.

We have Support Workers above the Department of Family and Community Services requirement ratio, employed with Scan Funding, to work with children with additional needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to our staff members or contact us on: 9533 0136

Riverwood OOSH Service

About the Service

The Riverwood OOSH (Out Of School Hours) service aims to provide high quality care and a fun, interactive centre for children attending schools in Riverwood and the immediate surrounding suburbs. Children attending will have the opportunity to create crafts, play games and meet new friends.

Our Vacation Care Service also offers a full range of activities, including incursions and multiple excursions.

Schools currently serviced:

  • Hannans Road Public School
  • Riverwood Public School
  • Peakhurst West Public School
  • Peakhurst Public School
  • St Josephs Catholic School Riverwood
  • Montessori Riverwood
  • Narwee Public School

Children are transported to and from the service by a Riverwood Community Centre bus.

Hours of Operation:

Before School Care: 7:00am to 9:30am.
After School Care: 2:30pm to 6:00pm.
Vacation Care: 7:00am to 6:00pm.

 

Youth Service

Riverwood Youth Service began as a Friday afternoon Drop In service that provided a safe and friendly environment for young people to connect with their peers and Youth Workers. It has since grown to a five day a week service that now offers other services such as casework, advocacy, educational services, as well as the Drop In program.

In addition to Drop In, Riverwood Youth Service operates Monday to Friday providing support to young people aged 10-18 years who reside within Riverwood and surrounding areas.

Young people requiring support and assistance may be referred to the service, or can self refer by contacting the Youth Service on 9533 0100.

Youth Assistance

All services are free to young people. Male Youth Workers are available to offer support and can assist young people with issues such as: Homelessness, Alcohol and other Drugs, Gambling, Court Support, Cross Cultural and Intergenerational Problems at School, Trouble with Police, problems at Home, Bullying, Sexual Health, Resumes and letters.

Drop In Centre

The Drop In service provides young people with access to recreational activities within a safe and supportive environment.

The Drop In service operates on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3pm to 6pm during school terms. Drop In activities include: Music, Basketball, Gym, Pool, Computer Games, Internet, Team Sports and weekly free BBQ’s. Drop In hours may change during

The Drop In service is staffed by qualified and experienced youth workers.

Holiday Program

The service provides an activity program during school holidays Young people contributed suggestions of what they would like to do and where they would like to go. These ideas and suggestions formed the basis of the holiday programs designed by the Youth team.

Internet Access

Young people can come to the Centre to use the internet for research, for their study assignments, to access Drug and Alcohol information programs, create a resume or learn about other services that help young people.

Fitness Program

This is suitable for all fitness levels Tuesdays, between 3pm and 6pm, a fitness instructor attends the gymnasium and is able to work with young people aged 16+ to develop a healthy exercise program. Our fitness instructor is able to provide young people with information on issues such as steroid abuse and training.

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services in our community since 1974”

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