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Early Learning

Early learning curriculum that prepares children for successful lifelong learning.

Children & Youth

Programs and assistance for children and people under 18.

Mums & Dads

Advice for mums and dads


Advice for families.

Our News

Check out the latest news and happenings within the Kids First Australia community.

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1 in 35 children in Australia need protection

Rate of child protection services continues to rise, with 1 in 35 children in Australia receiving services.

17 Mar 2019

Banyule’s Bahá'í Community brings good cheer to Kids First

Whilst Kids First is a non-denominational agency, we certainly embrace the rich cultures of families whose lives we touch through our work. Sometimes, we ourselves are touched when generous local community groups return the favour.

05 Mar 2019

Dads now spend 3 times as much time with their kids

They don't come around too often but here's an article that's appreciative of the efforts of the modern, engaged and involved dad -- and details our battles with dad-guilt and the perennial search for work-home balance.

18 Jan 2019

Family violence is about to spike, here's how to help yourself or a friend

Children will see increased amounts of family violence happen over the holiday period. There are ways to try to head it off.

11 Dec 2018

Evidence based programs

The agency is committed to evaluating the efficacy of its programs and has implemented a continual improvement strategy to ensure its services are of the highest quality.

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Over 400 families

supported through our therapeutic and counselling services

56 mentoring mums

helping give babies and new mothers the best possible start together

190+ hours weekly

from our dedicated volunteers across our community network

" Kids First is one of Australia's oldest independent child welfare community organisations which has a proud history of delivering services to children and families since 1896. "

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