Home Interaction Program
for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)

Supporting children at home to be ready for school in Launceston Tasmania

HIPPY is a home-based school readiness program for families with children who are turning 4, enrolled in pre-kinder or kindergarten, and who live in and around Launceston.

HIPPY tutors give you support and resources to create a fun learning environment in your home. You and your child spend 10 to 15 minutes each week day doing enjoyable learning activities. The quality time you spend together doing HIPPY gives them a great start for their early years at school.

You don’t need to be a trained teacher because our tutors are trained to help you every step of the way. They will visit you at home and show you how to do the HIPPY activities.

There are group meetings where you can get new ideas about learning activities your child might enjoy, and also touch base with other parents doing HIPPY. Our tutors are paid, they are all parents who are doing HIPPY themselves and they work with you – not with your child.


Find out more about HIPPY

What's next?


Call us

To find out more information about HIPPY Launceston, you can call us on 1800 243 232.


Email us

You can also email us directly at ConnectSupport@staging-anglicare.kingsdigital.dev.

Hanna’s story

My little boy never used to sit down and listen to stories or finish any activities. But now that we have started this program I am so happy that he sits through and listens to all the stories from the HIPPY storybooks.

He loves doing the activities from the activity packs and he has created masterpieces.

I am also able to involve my younger son in the activities and learning is done effortlessly. I hope they’ll both be able to read and write a bit before they get to school.

It’s given me a lot of confidence and I’m more connected in with the community. I’m thinking of doing some study when the boys go to school – maybe a part time course at university.

I’m so happy we are with this program.


HIPPY is funded through the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Enquire about HIPPY

Your enquiry will be reviewed and answered within 3 business days.