Group Programs / Education Sessions

BUSHkids provide specific group programs based on the needs of the communities, please note, not all programs will be available from all of our Service Centres.

Please see below for a list of core group programs, and find a complete list of programs by following this link: 2020 Targeted Group Programs


Fun FRIENDS is a great way for kids to learn the social and emotional skills that will help them make and keep friends, build their self-esteem and confidence, and help them maintain their mental wellbeing throughout life.

Age range 4 – 7 years

Fun FRIENDS Factsheet

PALS Social Skills Program

PALS teaches younger kids the skills they need to build friendships and get along with others, particularly the social skills needed to do well in school.

Age range 3 – 6 years

Alert Program® – How does your engine run?

The Alert Program® teaches kids to recognise and regulate their level of alertness to different situations, supporting their ability to engage appropriately in what they need to do during their day.

Age range 4 years +

A Steady Start to School

A Steady Start to School is BUSHkids’ school readiness program designed to prep your preppie for the big step-up to school. Research shows a child’s successful transition into Prep contributes to their future educational success, and ‘A Steady Start to School’ provides techniques and strategies you can use at home to help your child get ready for starting school and support them through their year in Prep.

Watch our video to find out more.

1-2-3 Magic® & Emotion Coaching

1-2-3 Magic® gives parents and carers practical ways to manage the behaviour of difficult children and provides easy to follow steps to help raise well behaved, loving, competent kids.

Parent-Child Mother Goose

The Parent-Child Mother Goose program is a fun way for parents and carers to meet, build the relationship with their infants and toddlers, and help develop their young child’s speech and language through rhymes, songs and storytelling.

Age range 0-2 years (infant program) 2 – 5 years (toddler program)

Triple P

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program gives parents and carers the knowledge and practical skills they need to manage the behaviour of difficult children and teenagers. It helps parents and carers build the relationship with their kids and provides simple techniques for resolving family issues and preventing problems from developing. Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has a series of two-hour discussion group sessions to help families tackle the most common concerns.

What are Triple P Discussion Groups?

A discussion group is a short, small group session run by a trained Triple P provider. Each session brings together about 10 or 12 parents who are facing the same parenting issue. There are four problem topics to choose from:

  • Dealing with disobedience
  • Developing good bedtime routines
  • Managing fighting and aggression
  • Hassle-free shopping with children

Strong not Tough

The Adult Resilience program increases coping skills and resilience by showing participants how to be more aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and equipping them with the skills to help them with relaxation, mindfulness, reframed thinking, communication, conflict resolution,  and positive actions.


Playgroup is a regular meeting of parents and carers with their children, aged 0-5 years, aimed at forging the bonds essential for child development, parental confidence, and community connection. A playgroup is a safe and welcoming space where babies and children can learn and develop through play with the support of their parents or carers.

Our supported playgroups help children develop skills that they will need to start school and provides support to parents and carers.

Check our ‘Upcoming Events‘ page for Playgroups in your area.