Families and Children

childrenjumpingLiverpool is a city of children, young people and families. As at the 2011 Census, almost 40% of the population was less than 24 years of age. Almost three quarters of all families in Liverpool include children (74.95%), which is higher than Sydney generally (64.6%).

In 2011, there were 7,915 (18%) one parent families in Liverpool. There are also many families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. 40% of Liverpool's population was born overseas and 50% of all Liverpool residents speak a language other than English. More people live in larger households (of four or more people) – 41.7% in Liverpool, compared with 29.5% in Sydney. This means that Liverpool is made up of different types of families, which is important to consider in planning and service delivery.
Liverpool City Council is committed to promoting opportunities to enhance the well-being of children, young people and families. We provide information and advice about a range of services for children, young people and families in the Liverpool Local Government Area.
For more information and statistics about Liverpool, please view the Liverpool Community Profile

What does liverpool council do for families and children?


Children's Services

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Liverpool City Council runs several children's centres and pre-schools for children aged 0-6 years.

A team of experienced and qualified child care staff provide quality care to your child in a safe and nurturing environment.
For more information on Council's Children's Centres please contact Council's Early Childhood Program Coordinators on 1300 36 2170.

 

 


Events and Activities

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Council holds a range of events and activities each year for families and children including:

  • Australia Day: 26 January
  • Families Week: 15-21 May
  • Refugee Week: 19-25 June
  • Children's Week: 22-30 October

 
Please check for information about this year’s events closer to the date here 


Library Activities

Liverpool City Library provides a variety of services for children aged 3-12 years across Council's library branches including:Childreading

  • Story time
  • Reading corner
  • Songs
  • Homework help
  • Educational games
  • School holiday programs
  • Computer and internet facilities

The Library also has a dedicated Young People's Librarian that organises a range of activities for families and children. You can contact the Council's Young People’s Librarian on 9821 9446 or email lplmail@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

For more information visit the Library's website


Recreation and Open Spaces

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Liverpool City has over 250 parks - green open spaces, many with barbecue facilities, picnic areas, walkways and cycleways, play equipment and sporting fields. Use of Council's parks are free to individuals and groups.

Liverpool also has numerous walkways and cycleways winding through its streets and parklands.

There are also skate parks within the local government area, located at Moorebank and Miller.

Council has compiled a Sports Directory that lists local and state sporting clubs and associations. To view this directory, please click here.For more information about Council's recreation facilities, open spaces or cycleways please phone 1300 36 2170 or visit theOpen Space or Cyclewayswebpage.


Child Restraint Checks

Liverpool Council holds six FREE Child Restraint Fitting and Checking events per year. An RMS authorised restraint fitter will check that car restraints, harnesses and booster seats have been installed correctly.

These events are held at Liverpool City Council  - Northern Wing, 1 Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool NSW 2170 (old Administration building)For more information about child restraints or the next free child restraint checking event, please contact Council's Road Safety Officer on 9821 8835 or visit the Road Safety webpage.


CASULA KID'S STUDIO @ CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE

The Casula Kid's Studio at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is open for use all day for FREE. The Studio provides a creative space to serve the growing needs of young families in South West Sydney. The studio is available to be booked by preschools, primary school groups and day-care group for use by children under the age of 12.

Casula Powerhouse is located at 1 Casula Rd, Casula.
For more information please contact Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on:
Phone: 02 9821 1121
Email: reception@casulapowerhouse.com
Website: www.casulapowerhouse.com


Planning for Children and Family Services

Council is developing a Children’s Services Strategy which aims to provide a well-planned and coordinated approach to support families and children in our community.

Liverpool City Council also supports the Liverpool Family and Children’s Services Interagency (FCSI). The Interagency is a meeting for all agencies that work with families with children or who are expecting a baby. The Interagency meets every two months for the purpose of sharing information, identifying local needs and planning appropriate responses, and providing advocacy and representation to decision-makers to influence planning and resource allocation. 

Working groups of the Liverpool Family and Children’s Services Interagency have developed the following initiatives as part of the vision For Liverpool to have happy, healthy and safe children.

‘Happy, Healthy, Safe Children’ poster

GoGo the Gecko’s Busy Day in Liverpool Storybook  - a book for children and their carers to share. A free copy is available to families with children aged 6 years and under.

 Paint Liverpool ReaD – an initiative to encourage the whole community to ‘share stories, talk, sing, read and play with children every day, from birth.’ GoGo, is a gecko and the mascot for Paint Liverpool ReaD and ambassador for early literacy in Liverpool City.

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For more information, please contact Council’s Social Infrastructure Planner on 1300 36 2170.


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