“My role is to support mums, even young teenage mothers, to come and enjoy the day out. I encourage them to come along to meet different mothers and other little ones. We need a place like this in Fitzroy Crossing because this Centre brings families together. ”
Naomi Frank, Former Family Centre Support Worker
The Centre provides facilities and services that work towards enhancing outcomes for children and their families. Partnerships have also been formed between the Centre and other key stakeholders in early childhood to provide inclusive and integrated services in a safe, secure, family friendly setting. The Baya Gawiy van provides transportation to and from Centre activities as required.
Open every day 8.00 – 4.30pm
Come and visit for a cup of tea and look around at our low cost clothing. Donations of clothing and linen are welcome. All proceeds benefit resources and activities for children and their families at the Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Centre
Monday 8.30 -10.30am
Come along to meet other mothers and their children for a cuppa, chat and a play.
Maru Maru Group
Tuesday 9.30 – 11.30am
Maru Maru is the Bunuba word for child’s play and is a supported playgroup operated by Baya Gawiy Centre and MWRC staff. We provide toys, games, art, craft, music, outdoor activities and books for children under school age and their families every week. Pick-ups, morning tea and lunch are provided for free.
Kid and Baby Nurse Clinic
Tuesday 8.30 – 3.30pm
Come in and see the baby nurse for pregnancy check-ups or kid nurse for baby / young children check-ups. For more information contact Kristy the midwife on 9166 1729 or the child health nurse on 9166 1728
Mums and Bubs Group
Thursday 10.00 – 1.00pm
If you are pregnant or have a baby in the family, come down to the Centre for some relaxation, yarns, food and fun. Mums, dads, grandparents and other family members welcome! This group is run by Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service in partnership with Community Health. Call Emma Reed on 9193 0093 for more information.
Kid Doctor and Nurse Clinics
Mondays monthly 1.30 – 4.00pm
Baby and small children clinic. Contact Angela Fisher for more information on 0499 087 789.
Wednesdays monthly 8.00 – 4.00pm
Come and see the kid doctor and nurse if you are worried about your child’s health or have received an appointment letter in the mail. They can help with your child’s health, behaviour, problems at school and teenage worries. Contact Angela Fisher for more information on 0499 087 789.