Parenting Centres

Karitane responded to COVID-19 with a 100% digital transformation of services and with the release of the Australian Government’s “3-Step Recovery Plan” we have re-introduced face-to-face services. We offer both face-to-face and virtual services and our team work with families to match the right service and delivery depending on each family’s individual needs. For our COVID-19 update see here. As COVID-19 continues to put increased pressure on the health system we don't require a GP/health professional referral. Access for parents still remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line here.

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.

Our Team

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
  • Feeding
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Multiple babies
  • Adjusting to parenting
  • Toddler behaviour
  • Anxiety and postnatal depression

Age Range

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

A referral from a health professional, such as your Doctor or a Child and Family Health Nurse is needed to access Karitane Parenting centres. 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.



138-150 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW 2163
Ph: (02) 9794 2300


146 Avoca Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9399 6999

Oran Park
(Integrated Care Hub) 

8e/351 Oran Park Dr, Oran Park NSW 2570
Ph: (02) 4654 6125

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