Come along and have some fun, meet new families and share ideas. Active Playgroup is an educational program developing social skills and school readiness in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
Music & Dance | 0 to 6 years | Play Equipment | Toys & Crafts | Sandpit

When: Wednesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Cost: $5.00 per family with 1 child (over 6 weeks age), plus $1 each additional child (over 6 weeks age) in the same family

For more information 4340 1724 |


The program is designed for children (3-5 yr olds) who are preparing for school to extend their basic skills and gain practice and understanding of what is expected in the 1st year of school. Providing fun activities that promote learning and development in a small pre-school like setting.

When: Fridays 9:30am – 11:30am (during school term only)
Cost: $12.00 per child per session plus $12 annual enrolment fee.

 For more information contact Kariong Neighbourhood Centre – 4340 1724 |


For your infant health checks (0 to 5 years) by an Area Health Nurse.

Weight, height, development and general health check up. Opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesday.
Location: In the clinic at Kariong Neighbourhood Centre

Appointments essential – For appointments, call Gosford Gateway Clinic on 4328 7900 (NSCC Area Health)



Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.00 noon

This block of 4 sessions is to support and give info for new mums to help through the early days.
Enjoy morning tea together and have those questions answered in a friendly & supportive environment.

By invitation from your Local Area Health Department Nurse.
Enquires ph: 4328 7900



Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30 noon

This block of 5 sessions to support you and your little one when introducing solids.
Enjoy morning tea together and have your questions answered in a friendly & supportive environment.

By invitation from your Local Area Health Nurse.
Enquires ph: 4328 7900



Kariong OOSH is a not for profit Children’s service run through Kariong Neighbourhood Centre. We are open for  Before school, After School and Vacation Care. We work inclusively within KNC, meaning that we can offer families greater support with the services that are available to the community through our local Neighbourhood Centre.

Before School Care operates from 6.30am to the commencement of school and fees include breakfast. After school Care operates from 2.30pm – 6.30pm and fees include afternoon tea and late afternoon fruit snack.

Child care Subsidy is available if families have registered with the Family Assistance Office.


Throughout Vacation Care we provide a wide variety of activities, crafts and themed days, as well as excursions to various places of interest and fun, and informative incursions. Children from any school are welcome to attend our Vacation Care program.

Due to the high number of cancellations for Vacation Care bookings and where staff have already been rostered to work to cover ratios, when cancelling Vacation Care bookings with less than 7 days’ notice you will be charged 25% of the fee to cover costs.

Bookings are made through Book Me on your Hubworks account.
New enrolments please contact the centre.


Appointments Available on Mondays from 5.30pm – 6.30pm,
(Availability according to court appearances) at Kariong Neighbourhood Centre, 10 Langford Drive, Kariong.

Booking essential – 02 4340 1724 or

30 years experience in: Family Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Child Welfare, Family Law Divorce, Property & Parenting Criminal Law, Driving Matters, Wills & Probate, Neighbourhood Issues.



  • Feelings of isolation or loneliness a lot of the time
  • Finding it tough looking after your children
  • Is someone in your family being violent or abusive to you or your children?
  • Are you or your children sad and unhappy a lot of the time?
  • Are you worried that someone in your family might hurt your children?
  • Are you worried that when you baby is born you won’t be able to cope?
  • Is someone in your family shouting and arguing a lot of the time?

We have a Family Worker from the Benevolent Society who is able to help.

Contact 4340 1724 | to make an appointment if you would like to meet and speak with the Family Worker.


Central Coast Family Support Services is running the 1-2-3 Magic & Behaviour course at Kariong Neighbourhood Centre. This is a behaviour management program which aims at teaching parents and guardians simple, precise and effective ways to manage their child or children, in approximately the 2 to 12 year age range.

With 1-2-3 Magic you will learn

  • How to get your kids to STOP doing what you don’t want them to do (arguing, whining, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc).
  • How to encourage your kids to START doing what you want them to do (cleaning rooms, going to bed, homework, etc).
  • How to avoid the Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit syndrome.
  • How to handle misbehaviour in public.
  • How to deal with the six kinds of testing and manipulation.

This course will run for three consecutive Thursdays starting on the 26th May 2022, from 12:30-2:30pm. Limited childcare is available at the centre, so be sure to book your childcare when you register for the course.

To register please visit

For more information call CCFSS on 4340 1585 or email