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More support for Parenting Programmes

The government is investing more than $8.8 million over four years to improve families' access to parenting programmes.

Expansion of HIPPY parenting programmes

The government is investing more than $8.8 million over four years to expand access for parents to the HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) home tutoring programme.

Local home tutors work with parents to ensure they have the parenting skills and confidence to prepare their four and five year old children for school. It complements the learning children receive from Early Childhood Education providers.

The Ministry of Education will meet the costs of the programme expansion which will see:

  • the number of families receiving HIPPY in 19 existing sites increased to 70 families per site over four years
  • the proportion of government funding per site increase by 10 per cent to 85 per cent
  • extend the provision to 23 new sites over four years.