We support local needs of children, parents, carers and grandparents, to participate in social, cultural and economic opportunities. In supporting especially vulnerable families, we help service providers to collaborate and deliver the right needs effectively. Council has led the development of the ‘Stronger Families Alliance’ to achieve this. See the Stronger Families Alliance link below for further information.

Council’s Family Day Care is a valuable entry point to early childhood support. The award-winning service offers information and a place for children and families to extend their networks, leading to participation in other community activities. See the Blue Mountains Family Day Care link for more information.

Our Community Development team includes a specialist Community Development Officer - Children and Families, who is supported by a Social Researcher, a Program Leader and other team-members, all working together with staff across Council, community services and organisations.