Karitane Parenting Centres empower families by providing parenting education, support and guidance in a relaxed environment for families with children from newborn to 5 years. Our skilled and caring team work in partnership with your family to assist you to identify and achieve your goals. Your partner, a grandparent or support person is welcome to attend with you and your baby. This service includes individual consultations and therapeutic groups for parenting concerns such as sleeping and settling, feeding, toddler behaviour, adjustment to parenting and postnatal depression and anxiety. Our groups include Women as Mothers, Circle of Security, Post Natal Depression Groups, and Positive Parenting Programs.
Caring and experienced Child and Family Health Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Social Workers & Psychologists.
Who Uses Karitane Parenting Centres?
Families with children who are experiencing parenting difficulties associated with:
- Sleep and settling strategies
- Diet and nutrition
- Multiple babies
- Adjusting to parenting
- Toddler behaviour
- Anxiety and postnatal depression
Newborn to 5 years.
Karitane Parenting centre is a free health service to the community.
How to Start the Process / What You Need to do First
Karitane continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 following all NSW Health guidelines. In this new normal access for parents remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here. A referral from a health professional, such as your Doctor or a Child and Family Health Nurse is also accepted, to find your local Child and Family Health Centre, contact HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.
We have recently made some changes to our parenting centre services to better meet the needs of the community. This has included opening Parenting Centres in Oran Park (Integrated Care Hub) and Carramar. These new Parenting Centres will meet the needs of the community which were previously serviced by the Karitane Liverpool and Camden Parenting Centres. The new Parenting Centres are available for families across NSW.