Home-Start Kempsey/Macleay 
Parenting Programs Service 

Coordinator : Sheri Foster                                                                                                  Ph:  (02) 6562 8968
37 Elbow St, West Kempsey                                                                                         Fax:  (02) 6562 8968
P O Box 609 West Kempsey  NSW  2440                                                            Mobile: 0417 185 875 

Office days are - Monday to Thursday


Loving these photos of the community readers at Dalai Pre School.


These two look very pleased..  and we are too.  They have graduated from the Bringing Up Great Kids course.

Congratulations to those who have been attending the Triple P courses held recently                


Thank you to Community Readers at Good Start Pre-School.




Thank you Sheri for sharing this photo - Morning tea that was held at Gladstone in appreciation for 
all the great reading done throughout the year.  

Kempsey Little Readers is very successful with parents being encouraged to read to their children.  


Graduates from Part 2 of the Triple P Course in Kempsey.  Well done to you all.

Readers at Scribbly Gum Dalai  PreSchool -  they really enjoy the stories.        


This is Wesley Dickson  who is going to be part of Australia Post Home-Start Kempsey Little Readers
Program.  He looks happy about that don't you think?

Latest Positive Parents Program graduates at their ceremony in Kempsey. Congratulations to you all.

Another great reading day at Kempsey South



Congratulations to the latest Triple P Graduates:


Proud parents Kylie and Patrick with their son Taj. Kylie and Patrick are  Positive Parenting Program graduates.
What a lovely relaxing shot of some volunteer Kempsey community readers 

Check out these latest Graduates from Positive Parenting Courses.  Congratulations everyone


Great photo of Kirsty and Lacey in their Eat Move Live Shirts - part of the Kempsey Home-Start walking group.

Congratulations to the latest graduates from the Triple P Program 


Children are loving The Good Reading Program


A couple of great photos sent by Sheri.  Gloria Jeans and Home-Start are partnering to raise awareness around the importance of Early Childhood Literacy. 
Every Tuesday between 10am and 12 noon parents come and enjoy a coffee while the children enjoy a story.  $2 from every coffee sale during the book reading is donated to Home-Start Kempsey Macleay for the purchase of more books.
The second photo shows Mal reading to girls at Gloria Jeans. They were given a Fred Hollows Indigenous book to take home.

 Thank you Gloria Jeans for your generous support of Home-Start.

The EAT MOVE LIVE Program  9 participants,  learnt about healthy eating and physical activity for children and adults, and making healthier lifestyle choices for their family. You all look fabulous in your EAT MOVE LIVE t-shirts and the little ones are gorgeous!   CONGRATULATIONS
Looking good and ready to move!

Latest graduates from the Triple P course in Kempsey. Congratulations to all.

News from Sheri:

Forster, Kempsey and Hawkes Nest coordinators and volunteers came together and were so enthusiastic to be trained in the use of the Eat Move Live website, facebook page and printed resources.  Here they are in their new Tshirts with trainer Val - da dah!!  

In Kempsey and the Macleay Home-Start offers a variety of parenting services that promote a positive approach to 

            • Parenting
            • Family Relationships
            • Child and Family Wellbeing
            • Early childhood development
            • Early literacy
            • Connecting with the community

We all need a little help when raising our young children.  Home-Start offers  families individual training and guidance on parenting  strategies in their own home or at the Home-Start Office.

What type of programs does Home-Start Offer in Kempsey?
The Home-Start Parenting Service offers programs and activities such as,     
              • Triple P (Positive Parenting Programs)
              • Triple P Group training
              • One-on-one parenting training and guidance
              • Parent and family well being programs
              • A healthy Lifestyle walking program
              • Phone consultation on parenting issues
              • Early literacy awareness programs and activities
Triple P Seminars are also available for community groups such as schools and day care centres Home-Start encourages parents to recognise their own strengths, enhancing their parental confidence and finding the fun in parenting.

Spotlight on a Triple P Practitioner -  Sheri Foster
My name is Sheri Foster I have lived in Kempsey for the past 14 years. I am a social scientist and work in the welfare services. I have worked with Home-Start for approximately 12 years and believe that parenting may be a challenge but it can also be the most important and rewarding job in the world. Read Sheri's interview on Families NSW website, click here

Dates for your diary - for further information ring Sheri on  Ph: 6562 8968  or 
                                            Mob: 0417 185 875

Here is the Kempsey Walking Group looking great in their Eat Move Live Tshirts.  They meet for a walk every Wednesday and are looking forward to starting the Eat Move Live program 20 March at 23 Elbow Street, Kempsey.

  1. Triple P Parenting Course -  starting on 21 February in the Many Rivers Training Room from  9.30am - 12pm   
  2. Power of Positive Parenting starting 18 February
  3. Raising Confident Competent and Resilient Children starting 18 March 
  4. The Heart Foundation Walking Parenting Program is commencing on the 22nd February and we will meet at:  39 Elbow Street, West Kempsey.. remember to slip, slop, slap and bring plenty of water!
  5. Home-Start is also currently offering Triple P Parenting  One on One Sessions - for parents who do not want to attend group work.
All sessions are free, so come along and take time out, enjoy being a strong, confident and healthy parent. The Home-Start Parenting Program Service in Kempsey is funded by Families NSW                                     

Home-Start Community Supporters
 Kempsey/Macleay Coordinator, Sheri Foster - with   gifts donated by Prosperity Advisors Group
Thank you to the wonderful employees of Prosperity Advisors Group who donated funds and bought gifts for children of families participating in Home-Start. We are very grateful for your support. 

If you would like more information about receiving support, becoming a volunteer, referral, starting a Home-Start Program in your area, please call or email your local Home-Start scheme, or call our National office on:Phone: 02 49529488 

If you would like to learn how you can make a donation to help Home-Start continue it’s work with families and children, click here