Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters

Education starts in the home, and parents play an important role in their child's learning. Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) helps parents and carers lay the foundations for success at school by teaching their child skills, so they develop a love of learning that lasts throughout their lives.

What is HIPPY?

HIPPY is a fun, free home-based parenting and early childhood learning program that supports parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher. The program supports families for two years and aims to build the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create a positive home learning environment through play-based activities.

Each family is paired with a trained HIPPY Tutor who will meet with the families regularly to provide mentoring and support with educational activities to provide each child with the confidence to start school with a love of learning. At the end of their journey, each family gets to celebrate their successes during a graduation ceremony. 

The HIPPY program also provides a safe space for families to build relationships with each other and to be involved in some fun creative activities and excursions. These sessions are also an opportunity to share and learn about local services that can provide support for families. 

An exciting part of this program is, parents and carers have a supported pathway to employment within HIPPY to foster their skills, knowledge and be supported to reach their aspirations. 


The benefits of HIPPY

  • Helps children to be ready for school
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence
  • Families have fun learning together
  • Strengthens links to your community
  • Opportunity for employment with HIPPY

Eligibility for HIPPY

  • Child is three or turning three before June 30
  • Living in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

For more information on HIPPY, visit the website.


HIPPY takes yearly enrolments until May. If you are interested in joining HIPPY, please fill out the Expression of Interest form here.



The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia.


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