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

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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  • Live Music Review: Flash Bang! At Belconnen Youth Centre

    13 Sep 2017

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  • New Look on the Block

    11 Sep 2017

    On August 17, the BCS Youth Services Team re-launched the freshly refurbished Belconnen Youth Centre. The relaunch celebrated the updates and changes made to the Youth Centre, which has been a gradual process over several months.

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  • Heart of the Community – Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre

    5 Sep 2017

    Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre (GECC) is located in Belconnen Community Centre.  Since opening in January 1988, it’s been at the heart of the Belconnen community.  Children who attend GECC make use of Community Centre facilities and ...

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  • SPARK Program a Winner at ACT Training Awards

    1 Sep 2017

    On August 31, the Belconnen Comunity Service Childcare Pre Employment Program won the ACT Training award for Industry collaboration.  The program was a finalist in last year’s awards and took out the prize this year. BCS CEO Dira Horne said ...

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  • Gungahlin Impressions - New Open Art Program

    24 Aug 2017

    Belconnen Community Service and Northside Community Service  will run a 10 week  Open Art Program called “ Gungahlin Impressions”  aimed at creative people who live in the Gungahlin region. Participants in the program will be free to choose ...

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  • Volunteers Want to Blitz your Backyard

    15 Aug 2017

    Do you find it hard to look after your garden?  Maintaining the outside areas of a house can be a huge challenge for some people.  Not everyone is able to manage lawn mowers and other power tools.  Some people don’t have the strength to do ...

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What’s happening

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.

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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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