Welcome to Adopt A Grandparent

Many of our young children do not have grandparents living close by, some don't have any grandparents at all. The Adopt A Grandparent programme has been developed for families to connect with 'grandfriends' in the community and visa versa.

At its heart, the programme connects seniors in our community with young children, with pre-schools inviting senior volunteers in their area to come to their centre and participate in various supervised activities. They read to them, get involved in creative activities, crafts and play music. Some seniors tell their story about how things were when they were a child, something the children love to hear about.

If you have questions about the programme there’s a FAQ section on this website, alternatively feel free to Contact Us directly.

Quick Reference Links

Please use the quick reference links below to go directly to that information on this website.

Latest News From Adopt A Grandparent

ADOPT A GRANDPARENT & FIND A GRANDPARENT FEATURED ON 'A CURRENT AFFAIR'

Channel Nine's national current affairs program 'A Current Affair' featured the Adopt A Grandparent programme and Find a Grandparent website in a segment broadcast on the 31/8/12. > View the video

BALLYKIN AT ROSE BAY - NSW

Ballykin Early Learning Centre at Rose Bay, NSW launches the Adopt a Grandparent programme. To visit their website please go to: www.ballykin.com.au

WAVERLEY FOOTHILLS PRESCHOOL - VIC

Waverley Foothills Preschool in Mulgrave, Victoria to launch the Adopt a Grandparent programme in Term 3. To visit their website please go to: http://www.waverleyfoothillspreschool.org.au

LILLY'S COTTAGE & LITTLE DOVER - NSW

Lilly's Cottage and Little Dove, Sussex Street in Sydney sign on for the Adopt a Grandparent programme. Both centres are owned by Universal Childcare. We'll let you know as more of their centres joing the programme.

LOVE 'N' LAUGHTER - QLD

Love 'n' Laughter Family Day Care in Robina, Queensland starts the Adopt a Grandparent programme.

CARE FOR KIDS - INTERVIEW

In February Care For Kids interviewed Carolyn Hyams from Adopt A Grandparent as part of their feature article on 'Children Engaging with Seniors'. To view the online article go to our media page.

If you have any feedback regarding our programme and this website please let us know.

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