At Villagehood Australia, we welcome every mother (and woman) into our village, holding space for her to maintain her sense of self, wellbeing and independence, as she navigates the trials and triumphs of motherhood.
Our programs are free and available to all mothers and their children, regardless of their life circumstances or social factors because we know that postnatal depression does not discriminate.
We offer a combination of programs designed to enhance the wellbeing of mothers and positively influence early childhood development.
We provide toys and age-appropriate equipment to cater to the needs of the children and support their development. In addition, we offer a play area specifically designed for more active toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Based on lived experiences, conversations with mothers, and review of the research, we have recognised four motherhood stages in the early years (0-5 years).
We provide four programs to meet the needs identified in each stage.
Please note: the suggested age group is provided for information only, and we encourage mothers to join us no matter the age of the child if they feel the need for support or connection.
Mummy Steps: Pregnancy & New Baby Fog
This stage is dedicated to expecting and new mothers who desire to feel prepared and supported as they embark on their journey into motherhood. We understand that the transition into motherhood can be overwhelming. The Mummy Steps program is designed to provide the necessary guidance and support that new mothers need. Suggested age group: Third Trimester of pregnancy up to 3-4 months post birth
Baby Steps: Survival Mode
This stage is dedicated to mothers who are looking for guidance and support to best protect the health and wellbeing of their babies. The Baby Steps programs offer practical advice and resources to help mothers navigate this stage with confidence. We provide access to a team of baby experts who can answer questions and provide guidance on a range of topics related to baby health and development. Suggested age group: 0-15 months
Circle of Security: Emotional Roller Coaster
This stage is dedicated to mothers who are navigating the ups and downs of parenting and are keen to learn how to manage their children’s big emotions while also maintaining their own wellbeing and confidence. We understand that it can be challenging for mothers, as they navigate their own emotions, to support their children’s emotional development. The Circle of Security Parenting Program offers practical tools to better understand the needs behind the behaviours. Suggested age group: 4 months – 5 years
Singing Hearts and Move & Connect: Balancing Act
This stage is dedicated to mothers who are striving to find balance between their mothering duties and their personal goals and aspirations. In this stage, mothers are often overwhelmed by the day-to-day responsibilities of motherhood and struggle to find moments of joy and fulfillment in their lives. The Singing Hearts and Move & Connect programs offer mothers the opportunity to find calm, to be present and to create joy with their children. Suggested age group: 0-5 years
Learn more about our programs here www.villagehoodaustralia.com/mumsprograms/
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