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)

Program 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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  • Finding Home in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture

    25 May 2017

    After moving from Indonesia three years ago, Arifah Arifah was missing something intangible, there was an emptiness deep inside her heart. Read about her story and how she resolved to call Australia ‘home’ and connected with her new country ...

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  • Get Lost in a Good Story - Shared Reading for the Vision Impaired

    22 May 2017

    BCS is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to participate in a Shared Reading group for people with vision impairment or other print handicaps. Shared Reading – also known as Get into Reading and Read Aloud – is a ...

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  • Canberra Short Film Festival coming to Belco – Entries Open

    22 May 2017

    Now in its 22nd year, the Canberra Short Film Festival has earned a reputation for quality and is recognised as one of Australia’s oldest and best film competitions. It attracts an audience from all over Australia and is known for selling out ...

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  • Thankyou for Stepping Up

    18 May 2017

    Belconnen Community Service thanks all those who stepped up at the 2017 Step Up for Volunteering Walk. The inaugural Step Up for Volunteering Walk was blessed with a clear Canberran autumnal day, perfect weather for the 7k walk around the shores of ...

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  • Seeking a Career in Childcare?

    13 Apr 2017

    The Belconnen Community Service (BCS) Childcare Pre Employment Program is seeking applicants for the 2017 intake. This program is a training and work experience program with a difference, with participants spending six months immersed in the world of ...

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  • Step up for Volunteering

    13 Apr 2017

    On Saturday May 13, many of Canberra’s volunteer organisations will host stalls on the shores of Lake Ginninderra.  Everyone’s invited to take a walk around the lake to show support for Canberra volunteers.  On the way, walkers can find out ...

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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.

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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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