CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
Supporting children, young people and families in our community is a very important part of what we do at Belong Blue Mountains. We have a growing range of services and activities to help children and families thrive.
Out of School Hours Care
KOOSH in Katoomba provides a safe, happy, inclusive and caring environment for primary school aged children before and after school. KOOSH is open weekdays 7-9am and 3-6pm during school terms.
School Holiday Vacation Care
KOOSH provides an action-packed school holiday care program for primary school aged children with something different every day. KOOSH Vacation Care is open weekdays 7am-6pm during school holidays.
Playgroups for Children Aged 0 to 5
Belong Blue Mountains runs free, friendly playgroups for little ones in Katoomba, Lawson and Blaxland. Parents and carers can join in for stories, play and chat, craft, or just catch up and enjoy some adult conversation!
Our Toy Libraries in Katoomba, Lawson and Blaxland offer weekly borrowing of a range of different toys and games. Now you can keep those little brains active and interested without spending money or adding to the landfill!
Early reading is essential for developing minds and getting your little ones ready for a great start to school. Our 'Paint the Blue Read' activities and 'Read and Grow' groups aim to help strengthen early literacy in our community.
Youth Support Services
Our Pick 'n 'Mix Youth Service is an inclusive space for young people aged 12-24 to connect, creat art and access local resources and support. Pick 'n' Mix sessions run during school terms across the Blue Mountains & Lithgow.
We also offer community services information and referral services to help you find the programs, activities and support you need for your family. We partner with the network of family services and organisations across the Blue Mountains to help make the Blue Mountains a great place for families to grow and thrive.