Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a free two year, home based early learning program that empowers parents and carers as their child’s first teacher

The HIPPY approach is supported by research that shows children’s earliest and most powerful learning comes from their family, and that getting a strong transition to school sets children up success in learning throughout life.

Families start HIPPY when their child is 3 years old, or turning 3 years old before 1 July. Families then continue into the second year of HIPPY when their child is 4 years old (and in preschool). HIPPY supports parents to deliver a structured 60-week curriculum of learning activities, designed to support children’s transition to school and develop a love of learning which will last a lifetime.

Activities and storybooks are fun and educational, and are aligned to the Australian Early Years Framework and National Quality Standards (NQS).


HIPPY asks parents to work 10-15 minutes a day doing educational activities with their children. A trained HIPPY tutor meets with the family weekly or fortnightly to practice HIPPY activities.

So, what are the benefits of HIPPY?

  • The program helps parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Helps children to be ready for school
  • Builds Self-esteem and confidence
  • Families have fun learning together
  • Strengthens links to the community

What do families get?

  • Free HIPPY storybooks and activity packs
  • A regular time with a HIPPY tutor
  • Invitations to community events and HIPPY group meetings
  • Training and learning opportunities

Additional Information


HIPPY Registration Form

Are you interested in becoming a HIPPY family? HIPPY is a free, two-year home-based early childhood learning and parenting program delivered by trained Tutors. The Tutors empower and encourage families to have fun with their children by introducing reading, play and educational activities for 15 minutes per day. Materials are supplied at no cost. Support your child's development and encourage their love of learning by becoming a HIPPY Family.

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