Uniting Church Hall 43 Barton Street Cobar NSW 2835
Email: email@example.com or find us on facebook (Cobar and District Mothers Association CDMA)
The Cobar and District Mother’s Association (CDMA) meets every Monday and Thursday 9:30-11:30am at the Uniting Church Hall. It aims to provide a community hub to encourage the development of social support networks for women with children aged 0-6 years in the Cobar district.
CDMA aims to increase access to information on services, programs and activities relevant to antenatal, post-natal and early childhood. It promotes inclusive participation through the organisation of regular events and meetings. The CDMA Facebook page is also a positive online community for mothers to support each other and discuss any parental questions or needs and any upcoming events.
The Cobar Mobile Children’s Services provides high quality education programs for children between 0-12 years of age through playgroup sessions, as well as provide support, encouragement and development knowledge to families with children in rural/remote areas within the Cobar Shire. They also have a large variety of toys for hire, library books, parenting and child care workers/teachers resources.
Cobar Mobile Children’s Services offers four different types of play sessions:
In-town play session.
Cobar Aboriginal Preschool for Aboriginal and low socioeconomic families/children.
Bush play sessions
Home visits for families who have children with special needs.
All these are provided by qualified, experienced and friendly early childhood staff.
In-town play sessions are held Friday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at Cobar Mobile Children’s Services’ base situated at the corner of Harcourt and Lewis Streets (Cobar Youth & Fitness Centre building).
Ngalii Aboriginal Preschool is also held at Cobar Mobile Children’s Services’ base on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Wednesday 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Cobar Public School ids the Preschool Transition program.
Cobar Mobile Children’s Services offers bush play sessions to properties based within the Cobar Shire. Sessions run for a 3 hour period, providing children aged 0-12 years. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity for families in isolated areas to socialise.
Home Visits are available 1 day per month to visit families on a need basis to discuss the developmental needs and interests of children in their early years.
Cobar Mobile Children’s Services Toy Library, which contains an extensive range of educational toys and books to hire, is open Friday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Cobar Preschool caters for children aged 4-5years prior to kindergarten and prepares children for transition into primary school.
The centre has qualified and professional staff that provide a warm, friendly, safe and stimulating learning environment, meeting needs of all children and their families attending preschool. Their motto is to ‘grow and learn together’. Cobar Preschool Centre’s office is open from 8.15 am to 4.15 pm, whilst the hours of childcare are 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.
Far West Family Day Care, Far West In-Home Care & Cobar Outside of School Hours (COOSH) Services
Far West Family Day Care, Far West In-Home Care Services and Cobar Outside of School Hours Services are sponsored by Cobar Shire Council to provide quality child care services to the local community and surrounds. In Family Day Care children up to 12 years of age are professionally cared for by registered educators in their approved homes. In-Home Care is a form of child care where children can be cared for in the familiar environment at their own home by an approved educator. Cobar Outside of School Hours (COOSH) Service is a program to provide before and after school hours care as well as vacation care for children from both local schools in Cobar.
Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential. Their purpose is to create caring and inclusive communities and a just society.
The Family Worker service is funded under Families NSW and is managed by Home-Start Western Area Inc. to build family and child resilience and to improve support to children and their families by integrating and enhancing access to a range of early childhood, education, health care, and family support services. This is a universal service for all families with children (pre-birth to 8 years), with some targeted services for vulnerable children and families.
The Home-Start Family Worker service provides child centred; parent and child centred activities, home and community visiting, parent groups, community education and awareness events and parenting programs. The service aims to form partnerships with allied service.
Time for Mums to Talk is held on the third Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12noon in the Uniting Church Hall, 41 Barton Street Cobar. The group provides an opportunity for mums to get together in a relaxed environment, share a cuppa and chat, meet other mums and share parenting stories.
Regular guest speakers will present information on child development, safety, nutrition, self care etc. Age appropriate activities and resources are provided for children.
The Home-Start Western Area Inc Board and Management meet quarterly.
Isolated Children's Parents' Association Cobar Branch
Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA) Cobar Branch is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical parent body dedicated to ensuring that all rural and remote students have equity of access to a continuing and appropriate education. The ICPA seeks to have all elements of education (cultural experiences, social contacts, participation in sport and other enriching activities) available for all children regardless of their home location.
Kubby House Child Care Centre is a 31 place long day care service owned and operated by Cobar Shire Council. Affectionately known as “Kubby”, the hours of operation are 8:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays, with an annual Christmas closure period of two weeks.
Kubby House Child Care Centre offers two rooms:
Nursery / Toddler Room – for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years of age.
Preschool Room – for children aged 3 to 6 years of age.
Educators at Kubby implement a curriculum that is based on the principles, practices, and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework, with a strong emphasis on play based learning. The service views children as capable and competent and supports the development of children’s independence and sense of agency.
Kubby House Child Care Centre welcomes new families to visit our service.
REACH pledges to provide therapy and support to children with special needs and their families in a manner that encourages self-determination and is culturally relevant. They are committed to encouraging a family centred team approach to the development of the whole child with the emphasis placed on increasing community awareness of children with special needs. They are also committed to maximising the integration of children with special needs into their community and its service.
Their office hours are Monday-Friday: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm; Saturday-Sunday: closed.