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Parenting programs

Upcoming information sessions

23 November 2023, 2.30-4pm, Sleep and settling session in Whittlesea 

8 December 2023, 10.30am-12pm, Sleep and settling session in Wollert

14 December 2023, 10.30am-12pm, Sleep and settling session online 

Sleep and Settling

This program provides support to parents to better understand their child’s sleep patterns and cues and create a safe sleeping environment.

Please speak to the Maternal and Child Health nurse at your regular Centre or contact 9404 8888 to organise attendance at a sleep information session.

Commonly discussed topics may include

  • Learning about how your baby sleeps and how it changes over time
  • Ways to establish good sleeping habits through the use of different strategies and techniques for you and your family
  • Recognising your child’s cues and patterns around sleep
  • What other supports are available for you and your family.


First Time Parent Group

Our group is offered over 7 weeks and aims to support you in your new role as a parent.

Adapted to suit the needs of families, the group discussion may include; transition to parenthood, sleep and settling, diet and active play, parenting resources, and forming playgroups.

Benefits include:

  • increasing parental confidence and independence in child-rearing
  • gaining information on child health and development
  • meeting other first-time parents, sharing experiences and learning from each other
  • establishing friendships and social networks

All first-time parents are invited to attend soon after the birth of their child and is age appropriate for babies between the ages of 6 - 12 weeks.