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What We Do

Becoming a parent is an exciting and challenging time and Karitane have been the leaders in parenting services since 1923. We provide support and education on the unique challenges of parenting to mums and dads with children from birth to 5 years of age. All our services are evidence based and delivered by a caring and highly trained professional team of child and family health nurses, paediatricians, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists offering complete holistic care. Karitane support new parents around sleep and settling, establishing routines, feeding and nutrition, toddler behaviour and pre and post natal anxiety and depression. We are a registered charity, supported by the NSW Ministry of Health and the Department of Family & Community Services. In addition to our government funding, much of our work is thanks to donations from individuals and organisations.

Sleep and Settling

Sleep and Settling

Sleep and Settling

There are many ways you can support your child going to sleep, finding the strategy that best suits you and your family can be challenging. At Karitane we use strategies which respond to your baby's cues.

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Crying Babies

Crying Babies

Crying Babies

Most babies have periods of crying which may last one to three hours, once or twice a day. When your baby is crying, it can be overwhelming to work out why, and understanding their needs can be very hard.

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Feeding

Feeding

Feeding

Breastfeeding is recommended from birth to 12 months and beyond as long as mum and baby are happy to continue. To meet your babies nutritional and developmental needs introduce solid foods from around 6 months.

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Toddlers

Toddlers

Toddlers

The toddler years can be a challenging time for parents, as toddlers mature and begin to explore the world they will experience a whole new range of emotions which may be difficult for them to manage

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Development

Development

Development

Milestones are only a guide as all babies grow and develop at a different rate. Parents play an important role in encouraging their babies development through interactions and play.

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Adjusting to Parenthood

Adjusting to Parenthood

Adjusting to Parenthood

Becoming a parent is a time of change with new challenges and responsibilities. Stress and difficulties adjusting to being a parent can occur during pregnancy or postnatally.

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How We Help Parents

Our caring healthcare professionals guide, support and educate families through our Parenting Centres, Residential Services, Mental Health Centres, specialised Toddler Clinics (now available via the internet), Early Parenting Store, Virtual Home Visits and Community Programs.

Bondi Early Parenting Store

Bondi Early Parenting Store

Bondi Early Parenting Store

Bringing the skills and care of the Karitane team to a concept store in Westfield Bondi Junction.

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Parenting Centres

Parenting Centres

Parenting Centres

Karitane Parenting Centres empower families by providing parenting education, support and guidance in a relaxed environment. They provide support to families with children from newborn to 5 years.

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Residential Services

Residential Services

Residential Services

This is a 3 to 4 night stay that guides parents through difficult parenting concerns. This is for families with children newborn to 4 years.

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Toddler Clinic - PCIT

Toddler Clinic - PCIT

Toddler Clinic - PCIT

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is based on play and aims to increase positive and reduce negative behaviours by strengthening the parent-child relationship, giving you strategies to better manage your child.

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Internet - PCIT

Internet - PCIT

Internet - PCIT

Our specialised toddler clinic is now offering Parent Child Interaction Therapy to regional and rural families using video based teleconferencing.

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Virtual Home Visits

Virtual Home Visits

Virtual Home Visits

A NEW service providing you with education and support from the comfort of your home. Using a computer or smartphone you now can access 2 hour consultation with a Karitane child and family hearlt nurse.

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Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Depression or anxiety with the stress and difficulties adjusting to being a parent can occur during pregnancy or postnatal. Many parents suffer in silence, seeking help early is really important.

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Careline

Careline

Careline

When you call Karitane Careline a friendly and experienced Child and Family Health Nurse will support you with guidance and encouragement on your parenting journey.

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Community Programs

Community Programs

Community Programs

Covering South West and South East suburbs of Sydney, Karitane provides a comprehensive range of community groups designed to support parents in their parenting role.

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For Professionals

Karitane offers professional development and training to healthcare professionals including nurses, psychologists, nannies, childcare workers and others across Australia. Our leadership in education also includes the delivery of parent-child interaction therapy training (PCIT), family partnership training, and specialised workshops, on sleep and settling, toddlers and brain development. Karitane is involved in developing and deploying latest research to ensure all evidence based programs are up to date.

Make A Referral

Make A Referral

Make A Referral

This application is to be completed by health professionals only.

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Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development

Karitane offers professional development and training to professionals across Australia. Our leadership in education includes the delivery of PCIT, family partnership training, toddler, sleep and settling, brain development workshops.

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Supporting Parents at Work

Supporting Parents Benefiting Business is a Karitane service working with organisations providing practical and professional advice, education, and support to employees and managers navigating the challenge of balancing parenting and career. This support is delivered in flexible formats to help organisations improve diversity and return to work, improve employee wellbeing, reduce stress and absenteeism, reduce staff turnover and maximise employee focus and productivity.

Business Support Package

Business Support Package

Business Support Package

We work with companies to providing practical and professional advice, education, and support to employees and managers navigating the challenge of balancing parenting with a career.

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Parenting And Business

Parenting And Business

Parenting And Business

Supporting parents at work improves business. It can improve diversity, staff well-being, reduces absenteeism, reduce turnover and increase return to work.

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Partnering Organisations

Partnering Organisations

Partnering Organisations

Organisations already experiencing the benefits of Karitane Business Support Packages including DuluxGroup, KPMG and Commonwealth Bank.

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News

28 Nov
 

Karitane services will close for Christmas on 20th December and reopen as follows... [More]

29 Oct
 

Karitane is thrilled to be featured in the 2019 Health Leader TV program, showcasing our digital delivery [More]

13 Nov
 

Yesterday was an exciting day for Karitane as we were featured on Studio 10 in a sleep & settling segment. [More]

Need to talk to someone?

Call Karitane Careline on 1300 227 464 or 9794 2350

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