What we do

Childcare

Belconnen Community Service has been providing childcare in Canberra for over 40 years.  We offer high quality education and care for children from birth to year six.  BCS has three early childhood centres, and three school aged care services offering various options for before and after school care. We also provide an inclusive holiday program at Cranleigh School catering to children of all abilities and a youth program for 12-25 year olds, that runs out of the Belconnen Youth Centre.

Early Childhood Centres
Before and After School Care
School Holiday Programs

Parenting Programs

Belconnen Community Services provides support to parents and carers of children of all ages with a broad range of Parenting Programs regularly delivered throughout the year.

Tuning into Kids
Tuning into Teens
Circle of Security

Mental Health Programs

This program area provides a diverse range of day-to-day living, art and fitness activities for people living with mental illness. Activities are organised to meet identified needs and participant interests and change regularly to suit these needs.

Day to Day Living Program
Art Program
Fitness Activities

In-home Support and Community Transport

Belconnen Community Service provides a range of services to support people to stay independent in their own home and have opportunities to socialise and meet others in the community.

In-home and Social Support
Community Transport

Youth Services (12-25 years)

The Youth Services team provides outreach and activities for young people aged 12-25 years who live work or play in or around Belconnen. Activities for young people include art, music, sport and leisure at Belconnen Youth Centre and other locations.  Youth Services also provides an Employment Pathways Hub, holiday programs, social groups, road ready training, case work and early intervention mental health services.

Youth Services

Activities for Babies and Toddlers

Belconnen Community Service provides a range of programs for children aged between from birth to five years who are accompanied by parents or caregivers.  Programs include gym play, singing and musical groups, superhero dance classes, playgroups and craft groups.

Tiny Tumblers (2-4 years)
Mothers' Voice (0-4 years)
Superhero Dance (3-4 years)
Playgroup in the Park (0-5 years)
Paint and Play (0-5 years)

Spotlight

At Belconnen Community Service we have so many things to do, services and programs for the whole community. From babies and toddlers to people over 65, parents, people living with mental illness or disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific programs and youth services for children at school and young people between 12 and 25.

News

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  • Emerging Artists on the Springboard

    11 Jul 2017

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  • Old Fashioned Skills in Demand Through NDIS

    10 Jul 2017

    Denae Nimmo (above left) teaches the kind of old-fashioned skills that people used to learn in families.  A country girl who grew up on a farm, she sews, gardens, cooks, and breeds poultry.  Denae works with adults who have mild to moderate ...

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  • We've had a Makeover

    13 Jun 2017

    Over the past two years, Belconnen Community Service has been updating and improving its digital communications.  In mid May, 2017, we launched a new web site and logo and corporate colours.  Now, our new logo and corporate colours are making their ...

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  • NAIDOC by the Lake 2017

    13 Jun 2017

    There will be stories, music, dancing, fire, damper and plenty of delicious, winter food.  People of all cultures are welcome to celebrate NAIDOC Week at this free event.  NAIDOC by the Lake is at Belconnen Arts Centre, on the shores of Lake ...

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  • Belconnen Community Care Pre Employment Program

    7 Jun 2017

    Belconnen Community Service employs people in a range of roles that help older people and people living with disability to live fulfilling and independent lives.  The Belconnen Community Care Pre Employment Program is an innovative training and ...

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  • Footsteps and Handprints: Reconciliation Week 2017

    2 Jun 2017

    Reconciliation Week is an important time at BCS.  This year we published a story about learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture from an Indonesian perspective.  We attended the annual Sorry Day Walk across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. ...

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What’s happening this month

Belconnen Community Service hosts thousands of events in Belconnen and Tuggeranong throughout the year. From film screenings to gallery events, there are activities and events to suit all ages and interests, whether that be art, music, dance, craft, social groups, excursions or health and fitness.

An inclusive connected community

Our purpose is to offer flexible services that encourage and support people to participate in their community and enhance their wellbeing.

Learn more about BCS

Need space to host your next event?

Belconnen Community Centre has meeting rooms, a theatre, art gallery and sports hall .  Rates are very affordable and community groups receive an additional discount.

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