Phone 1800 129 606 or (08) 8234 5219

Parenting Programs


Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P)

Gowrie SA offers the Circle of Security Parenting program, including weekly hour-and-a-half sessions for 8 weeks at our Thebarton site. This course provides a roadmap assisting adults to build stronger relationships with their children. 

This course translates attachment theory in an accessible way for families using group discussion and DVD examples. It is particularly valuable when family members participate together. Facilitators are trained in this approach and come from a range of backgrounds including early education, health and family wellbeing.

Upcoming programs:


Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) 2018 


New programs - taking bookings now:
Thursdays, 26th July - 13th September 2018 -  click to view flyer

5.30pm - 7pm
Venue: Gowrie SA, 39a-43 Dew St, Thebarton
Cost: $200 per participant/$350 per couple


Thursdays, 11th October - 29th November 2018 -  click to view flyer

5.30pm - 7pm
Venue: Gowrie SA, 39a-43 Dew St, Thebarton
Cost: $200 per participant/$350 per couple

Please call us on 8234 5219 or email for information or to book for a Circle of Security 8 week program.


Fatherhood Project

Gowrie SA provides a range of services for fathers/male caregivers and their children through the Fatherhood Support Project. The project aims to support men caring for children aged 0-12 and to assist them in building strong and positive relationships with their child(ren). Programs within this project include weekend fun activity sessions, playgroups and parenting programs, facilitated by our Fatherhood Worker and other staff. All programs are offered free of charge to participants.

Sunday Fun for Dads & Kids takes place on the first Sunday of every month at the Seaton North Neighbourhood Centre, and provides men with a great opportunity to have fun with their child(ren) aged 0-12 in a relaxed environment with other Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Carers etc. We also offer 8-week Circle of Security Parenting programs specifically for men. Please check out the links below for further details of these programs.

The project also involves partnering with UnitingCare Wesley Bowden to co-facilitate a weekly playgroup in Port Adelaide open to all the family with children aged up to 5. The venue is at 58 Dale Street and playgroup takes place every Thursday from 10-11:30am including school terms and school holidays. This partnership also includes delivery of monthly Sunday Fundays at Seaton North Neighbourhood Centre which are open to all the family with their children aged up to 12.

Please feel free to contact us on 8234 5219 with any questions or to find out more details about these services.

The Fatherhood Support Project is funded through UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide’s Communities for Children service which in turn is funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services.


Upcoming programs:

Sunday fun for Dads and Kids - First Sunday in the month throughout 2018

free monthly fun and activity session for men and their children.



Circle of Security Parenting for Fathers - 2018 dates


Wednesdays, 8th August - 26th September 2018

6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Renown Park Children’s Centre, 11-17 Napier Street, Renown Park
Cost: FREE


Wednesdays, 10th October - 28th November 2018

6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Seaton North Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Cairns Ave & Pedlar St, Seaton
Cost: FREE


Whyalla Parenting programs

Gowrie SA's Children and Parenting Support Service based in Whyalla provides services designed to support local families and build stronger relationships between parents and children.

Playgroups and parenting programs will be delivered at a range of locations in Whyalla beginning in August 2015.

Please check this website for updates and additional information coming in the near future, or contact Gowrie SA on (08) 8352 5144 for further information.


Upcoming programs:


Circle of Security Parenting - Whyalla (a free 8 week parenting and attachment program)

We are currently taking expressions of interest for the next Circle of Security Parenting Program in August 2018.

Please contact Carmen Collins on 0481 441 122 or email:


Encircle Parenting Program - Whyalla



Free Playgroup!


Playgroup on Wednesdays and Thursdays - click here for flyer



Whyalla Playgroup Winter Program




Whyalla Playgroup Spring Program


This Child and Parenting Support Service is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.