Pregnancy and parenting should not mean the end of your education and employment goals, although the journey might be a little different.
Zoe Support Australia helps you identify your long term goals - where you want to be in five years, and how to get there.
At Zoe Support Australia, you have the opportunity to return to (or remain in) education. There are many options to consider, from onsite and online with onsite tutoring support, to attending school or flexible options at TAFE. The Zoe Centres are in close walking distance to two secondary schools. Some mums are now completing university at La Trobe Mildura campus. Others have gone before you and know the journey and have now moved on to employment with the support they needed. Their stories will inspire you.
There are many possibilities. We assist you to enrol in your chosen course and make sure childcare options are explored in your best interest. An important aspect of course selection is bringing the right balance between being a mum and being a student. We work with you to achieve your goals to build the best future for you and your baby.
At the Zoe Centres, you will have an allocated study desk with a computer and internet access. While your child plays, sleeps and feeds, you can study and connect throughout the day.
Childcare is provided at four centres situated at 293, 270, 278 and 259 Deakin Ave, Mildura. The childcare centres are Family Day Care InVenue Care in partnernship with the Mildura Rural City Council. All childcare educators meet regulation standards, and will work with you to ensure the best outcomes for your child.
Childcare is made available to young mums who are studying. Out of pocket expenses are minimised by Childcare Subsidy and Additional Childcare Subsidy with Centrelink and Zoe workers assist in arranging this. Many young mums have an out of pocket cost that is $1 per hour per child or less. Places are limited. Mothers who are thinking of going back to school should contact us as soon as possible to discuss options.