Family benefits

Building skills and confidence

A child’s earliest and most powerful learning comes from their family, so HIPPY helps build parents’ skills and confidence in their role as their child’s first teacher.

At the end of 2022,


of graduating families said they used skills learned in HIPPY to teach their child new things

of families have used skills they learned in HIPPY with another child

of graduating families said their relationship with their child was positive

HIPPY parents work through weekly or fortnightly packs of play-based, educational activities with their child. They receive activities and support from a local Tutor either:

  • in their home or more suitable place; or
  • at a group meeting with other parents to share experiences and activities.

The activities give parents valuable, focussed one-on-one time with their child; and, throughout the two-year program, parents learn about their child's learning style.

Parents also receive guidance on child development, how to empower and give their child confidence to learn; and support their child’s transition and engagement with school.