Barnardos
Cobar & District Mother's Association (CDMA)
Cobar Mobile Children's Services
Cobar Preschool Centre
Far West Family Day Care & In-Home Care & COOSH Services
Home-Start Western Area Inc
Isolated Children's Parents Association
 Kubby House Child Care Centre
REACH Early Intervention & Child Therapy Service

Barnardos

Address Details

23 Marshall Street
Cobar NSW 2835

PO Box 443
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax   
Website
Jenny Hargraves
(02) 5824 3080
(02) 6836 4051
www.barnados.org.au

Description

Barnardos is a child welfare service whose mission is to build relationships between children, young people, their families and the community.

Monday to Friday – 9am to 4.30pm (closed Saturday and Sunday however weekend on-call roster applies for emergency situations)

Cobar & District Mother's Association (CDMA)

Address Details

Uniting Church Hall
43 Barton Street
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Email    cThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on facebook (Cobar and District Mothers Association CDMA)                 

Description

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.    

Cobar Mobile Children's Services

Address Details

PO Box 24
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Mobile 
Fax    
Email 
Bridget Brookman 
(02) 6836 2845 
0429 362 845
(02) 6836 2845 
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Description

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 Centre

Address Details

6 Booroomugga Street
PO Box 131
COBAR NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name 
Phone 
Fax 
Email
Kristi Martin
(02) 6836 2435
(02) 6836 2044
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Description

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

Address Details

43 Linsley Street
PO Box 223
COBAR  NSW  2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax    
mail 
Karen Lennon
(02) 6836 1156
(02) 6836 3300
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Description

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.

For more information visit Council's website at http://www.cobar.nsw.gov.au/our-town-and-shire/family-day-care.

Home-Start Western Area Inc

Address Details

PO Box 211
Nyngan  NSW  2825

Contact Details

Name 
Phone
Mobile 
Fax
Debbie Roach
(02) 6832 1905
0409 314 281
(02) 6832 2905

Description

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

Address Details


Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone  
Website


www.icpa.com.au

Description

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

Address Details

31-33 Bourke Street
COBAR NSW 2835 

PO Box 233
COBAR NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Email
Chloe Evans
(02) 6836 4023
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Description

Kubby House Child Care Centre is a 31 place long day care centre. It is a community based centre which is overseen by a management committee consisting of volunteer community members and parents. The centre is open from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm weekdays for 50 weeks per year.  There is an annual closure of approximatly 2 weeks at Christmas time.

Working /studying parents, children at risk of harm and Aboriginal children have priority access to Kubby House.

The centre has two rooms. A Toddler Room, which takes children aged between 6 weeks and 3 years of age, and a Preschool Room which takes children aged between 3 and 6 years of age. 

Kubby House welsomes people to call in and talk to the staff and inspect the service.

REACH Early Intervention & Child Therapy Services

Address Details

65 Monaghan Street
PO Box 151
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax
Email
Marina Linke
(02) 6832 2699 
(02) 6832 2677 
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Description

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.