Home play and learning

Being at home with children of different ages all day every day is hard! Here are some ideas about activities, routines and staying safe online.

Activities for 0-5 year olds

Activities for school aged children

  • Cool Australia offer free video clips, documentaries, images, articles, stories and news for each major topic, designed to entertain and inform at every turn
  • Curious Kids articles from the ABC

Family routines

Staying safe online

English classes

Carringbush Adult Education classes is still running using distance education and telephone/online support.


Support for families during COVID-19Family safetyParentingFamily healthServices for familiesFinancial assistance during COVID-19Emergency food relief in YarraNew grants to address family violence and food security during COVID-19Casual and Occasional care trial 2019Yarra Primary School available for community useShare your views on living well in YarraHave your say on our draft 0-25 planFlu vaccine shortages - 2018Update on flu vaccines in Yarra - 2018Introducing our child safe standardsRegister for Walk to School 2018Busing kids to Friday Night SchoolChildcare vacancies at Yarraberg Children's CentreHelp us keep childcare fairMS 24hour Mega Swim highlightsMusic and Mayhem at the LibraryWe support the I Love Kinder campaignCheap thrills at the toy libraryMaking science playfulAbbotsford Convent Farmers MarketThe FareShare Winter Food Appeal is now openThe Stolen Generations Marker Yarra Mayor vists school holiday programConnecting fruit pickers and fruit tree owners in YarraVenue Call Out for Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2018Youth sports sponsorshipsSensitive Storytime helping childrenCasting Off Winners at Edinburgh Fringe2020 Fairfield in Feb EOI OpportunityJohnston Street Fiesta Celebrates 40 yearsPocket park sprouts upStay safe in extreme heatCarols by Candlelight 2018 photo galleryFairfield in Feb 2019 Audience SurveyRenowned Children's Theatre Polyglot Seeks VolunteersTennis courts permanently closed at Richmond Recreation CentreWalk to school this OctoberUltravox Choir Expressions of Interest are openSidesault at the Melba seeking EOIsArtist in Residence expressions of interest now openTrick or Treat Trail 2018 photo galleryWhat's open on the Grand Final public holiday?Gertrude Street Projection Festival Program Announced!2020 Annual Grants Open : Grant Information Sessions